I have always been behind the moderation mantra, however this last year I dialed up the intensity, I power lifted, I jumped higher, faster and I ate a fuck ton of chicken and green beans. My body fat was 15%, I scared myself senseless of eating a cookie from time to time and I yelled at my mom earlier in the year. What the fuck happened to me? This isn’t moderation, this is extreme intense training. I’m not an athlete. I’m a trainer, a role model, my mission was always moderation and balance but I was so imbalanced in 2016.
As a trainer in the suburbs you are constantly up against other amazing looking people, you are always feeling judge like if your bicep muscle isn’t big enough someone is analyzing that or you need to drink this shake to get this butt. I have never believed in that crap but in late 2015 and early 2016 I let the best get to me. I was stressed out with my schedule and my husbands schedule, that I took that stress and turned it into an intensity that wasn’t healthy. Don’t get me wrong I love a good workout but at the expense of my body? NO! It’s not worth it, so who cares if I’m not ripped, who cares if I’m not 15% body fat and who gives a shit if I eat that cookie. I want to feel good, look good and maintain my current results. I want all of you to find that inner balance and happiness all the while accomplishing your goals, and THAT is my goal this year. I will work with each of you on your fitness and mental goals and help you succeed and continue to see results, without the wear and tear on your body. Yes, there will still be food logs, yes, there will still be fat burning zones BUT you will enjoy this year a lot more, promise. In 2017 I am reformatting FFITS so they are friendlier on everyone’s body, more enjoyable AND will still accomplish goals.
Stay tuned, this is going to be a good year for all of you, myself included.