(Closed) ugh! What am I doing? (NWR)

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve fallen off my fitness wagon too.  except, I only lost like 5 lbs then stopped. I don’t know why it happened, but I need to start again.  I’m not sure how to get back on track, besides just doing it. like telling myself “enough is enough kari, go NOW” lol

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hmmm.  A very strict diet will never work, case in point why you’re currently feeling the need to binge on junk food.  A couple of things (as a certified fitness trainer myself I’m somewhat qualified to say this): 

1.  Keep in mind that resting is just as crucial to overall health and physical fitness as exercise is.  You can injure and damage your body by not resting properly in between movement.  And by this I mean – take some time off from your workouts right now.  You are already injured.

2.  You can eat anything you want.  Really, truly.  Deprivation causes a psychological backlash and it happens to everyone.  Tell your body you “can’t” have a “bad” food and, guess what, you automatically want it ten times more.  Be sensible!  Don’t eat junk food 24/7, obviously.  But portion control is much more important.  So, have a cookie.  But don’t have ten!

3.  The only health and fitness goals that matter are the ones you can keep for a lifetime.  Setting yourself up to meet a goal that is unrealistic or too strict is a recipe for failure.

4.  Your trainer may be setting goals that are unattainable just to keep you coming back.  Some (not all, by any stretch) trainers do this on purpose – setting their clients up for failure because, guess what, you keep them in business.  I’m a trainer so I know there are some who do this.

5.  Again, get some rest!  Heal from your injury and give yourself a break.

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Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

@Sunfire:  This!  Yes!  It’s a lifestyle, not a diet.

2.  You can eat anything you want.  Really, truly.  Deprivation causes a psychological backlash and it happens to everyone.  Tell your body you “can’t” have a “bad” food and, guess what, you automatically want it ten times more.  Be sensible!  Don’t eat junk food 24/7, obviously.  But portion control is much more important.  So, have a cookie.  But don’t have ten!

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrs.SplatterPaint:  I can’t say I really “love” working out, so good for you!  I work out because I have to, lol.  I do love how it makes me feel and I loved teaching group classes, my students were awesome.  But I would never, ever push someone to the point of an injury.  Your trainer is being selfish and not looking out for the best interest of his client, it sounds like.  It’s pretty unethical, but not all trainers are like that.  Moderation is really the key thing in diet and fitness. 

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