You may think that being a personal trainer and fitness instructor automatically means I am super-fit by default. Not so. Not to get dramatic – I know I’m not overweight, but with cottage season only weeks away and a wedding dress hanging in my closet, I have a strong desire to reclaim my body and rock the bikini this summer.
I LOVE food. No, not just a casual kind of love – this is true, big, emotional love. I wouldn’t have gone though chef school (and all the yelling by a man in a tall white hat wielding a large knife) if I didn’t adore everything about food. EVERYTHING. I swear the food in my kitchen talks to me.
Second to my food-affair is what everyone wanting to drop pounds faces – I need to exercise more. Teaching classes, running after children and demonstrating exercises to clients keeps me healthy, but I’ll need to kick it up a notch if I want to reclaim the dancer’s body I once had.
So… I've decided to take a page out of a fellow trainer's blog (Area Fitness) become personally responsible to my own site. For June I will post my food journal (one of the best keys to managing your goals: check out a fellow trainer’s blog post on the Yummy Mummy site) and my exercise.
Here goes nothing...
Day One - June 1:
Food was HORRIBLE today. Hence this experiment... I feel guilty typing this, so please don't judge me too harshly.
Food: 2 coffees, toast with peanut butter and a bowl of fruit for breakfast. Chicken and roast potatoes for lunch with a bottle of water. Thai fried rice (HORRIBLE) with beef and water for dinner. Ugg. I MUST get my diet under control or my body will be lost forever.
On the exercise front, things were okay... Taught a post-natal class in High Park this morning, but because it was such a large group I didn't get to participate as much as I would have liked... Will kick it up on my own from now on.
... We all start somewhere. Now I have a baseline.