Good Morning Faster Fitness Family,
TGIM!! THANK GOD IT'S MONDAY!(As Eric Thomas would say)
I absolutely LOVE, LOVE Mondays. It's a start of a brand new week and I can't wait to bettermyself in all areas of life. Here is a quote for you to ponder upon...
For those of you interested in losing weight, diet is 95% of the change. While exercise plays an important role in so many areas of your life, diet is the most important thing to do when trying to lose weight. If you try to eat a healthy diet, the rest will fall into place. If you incorporate 30 minutes of cardio 3 times a week and 30 minutes of resistance training 2 days a week, you will see results. The point is, diet and exercise has to go together to get the results you want.
Judgement. As personal trainers we're not supposed to judge our clients. We're supposed to be open minded as our clients tell us what brought them to us, what got them to their current weight and how we can help them live a healthier life. There are classes, trainings and certifications that cover this topic helping us to ask questions and listen to the client, rather than judging them.
Last Friday, my husband and I were in Atlanta to celebrate my birthday/our anniversary. As I do ever so often, I did a little breast self-exam. Having a mother, aunt, great-aunt, and cousin who are breast cancer survivors, I'm pretty diligent about doing these.Turns out, I found a lump. Now, mind you, I've found 5 other lumps (all benign or just lymph nodes), but I can promise you that each time, it's just as scary. I called my doctor (yes, from Atlanta), and set up an appointment for Thursday. What a week - I was so stressed about it, I could barely function.
I must own up to a personal truth-- a faith-instructed, perhaps mandated internal fact, all the while knowing just how - ahem- ticked, irked, peeved, enraged and perhaps pissed my West Coast contingency will (probably) be (oh, they're cranky about all of that crappy weather anyway!) about this disclosure... I would ask for tolerance (and if brave, maybe even forgiveness!) :)
Recently a childhood friend posted some photos of the 1968 swim team, a precious black-and-white collection of about 40 kids in our speedo suits tanned and mugging for the camera. I was a springboard diver back then and we had an unbeatable dive team, many of us taking high honors in the county championships.