As soon as you say “I’m training for a fitness competition” all the experts come out, even the fat ones. Everybody knows everything about proper nutrition and exercise. However, all this information is clearly not doing anything for them.
I love how everyone is a trainer. Curling donuts does not make you an expert in weight lifting. Putting in hours at the gym and then binging on pizza and “raging” the night away does not make you an expect on living a healthy lifestyle. You may be able to have your cake and eat it too and you may look better than most people, but you don’t know the first thing about the dedication and sacrifice a person makes to get ready for a fitness competition. So yes, I choose not to go out and party because I have a goal that you don’t understand.
What do you know about exercising? What do you know about over training? Just because you know how to google and create a New Years Resolution, it doesn’t mean you have any wealth of knowledge when it comes to working out. Try putting your knowledge to action and then come tell me what worked and didn’t worked for you. That is what people don’t get either. Everyone needs to have a basic understanding of diet and exercise, but at the end of the day each body responds a little differently. Some people do 30 mins of cardio and the fat melts away. I on the other hand need to do two split sessions of intense cardio to just get any type of fat loss response. Some people can build muscle like crazy and I’ve been working on my little baby biceps for two months and it still looks like I have a pimple. I mean, it is what it is. So what works for you doesn’t mean it will work for me.
And what is with fat trainers? I mean come on, you preach health and fitness. Take some of your own advice! How is anyone going to respect your knowledge if you don’t apply it yourself? Listen, you don’t have to be chiseled like a Greek statue and you are allowed to have a layer of fat over your body. Everyone knows abs are made in the kitchen and you don’t have to stay away from bad yet enjoyable food because you train people for a living. But it shouldn’t look like the only type of exercise you get is from working out your jaw muscles. And considering that everyone’s biggest reason as to why they can’t work out is lack of time, as a trainer you should be the one proving to them that you do have time if you make it. If you are going to be an advocate and a teacher, then you need to be a walking example as well. I don’t care what you can do for other people, your body is an example of your work; it’s your portfolio. You should have enough pride in your job to be a walking billboard for how you can help other people.
Listen, I have a coach and she just so happens to be an IFBB Bikini Pro. Her ass is a high as an elephant’s eye and shes got abs for days. She didn’t just wake up and get a personal training certificate that can help the average American lose a couple of pounds. She knows how to pose, she knows the routine, she knows the sport and understands the discipline. She motivates and inspires and I hired her for a reason. If I wanted to learn how to fill in my stomach ruts and create one solid pack then I will hand over my money to you.
Until then I will continue to take my garbage supplements, eat my high protein, low carb, low sugar, low sodium diet and waste my time in the gym doing useless exercises. K? Cool.