09 Nov Is it really them or is it really YOU?
So at all points of my fitness journey I am the reason for my successes and my failures. Well me and God, don’t let me get too carried away. My point is, it has never been anyone else’s fault that I have gained weight just like no one can lose weight for me!
As both a patron and now being in the fitness business. I’ve seen people move around a lot. Most recently I had a lady come through our studio and express that she left a trainer in the area because all she need was to tighten her core and that he didn’t do enough core work. Now I know this man and I know his techniques, He works core, every time I have ever been to one of his workouts it was core involvement. BUT, in case you didn’t know abs are really made in the kitchen. Your diet is the basis of majority of your gains and losses. The exercises are intended to aid in the strengthening of the core muscles and back, and in some cases to elongate the muscle. Cardio helps as well. I know this first hand. The difference in my midsection is 6 weeks was amazing earlier this year and I don’t work abs. Other than occasional planks I don’t do abs. All I changed was, making sure that I drank at least half my body weight in water and I was walking. I wasn’t (still can’t) do the intensity of cardio that I prefer so I worked my way up to 5 hours of cardio a week. I wasn’t even hitting that the whole 6 weeks and I still saw a major difference. (photo: Early May to End of June)
I say all of that to say it probably is not the trainer or the class that is ‘failing’ you. It may be you. We are going to be honest in here today! I can only speak for LeKeisha, but my body has been fighting against my goals all year. Even in that I could have made better decisions with my diet. No excuse, I just didn’t want to. Still don’t really want to but I also know I don’t like what I see when I look in the mirror. I also am not about to go buy a whole new closet, so I have to fix it. So for the remainder of November I’m blaming me and I am committing to do better. I don’t know what the results will be but amazing or terrible, I take responsibility. I’ll have an update for you during my social media takeover week and I will try to check in at least once a week.
*The photo attached was taken on 11.7.17!