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    My problem is I am pretty sure that I know how to help everyone. I know what kind of exercise they should do, I know how they should eat, what they should eat, when they should eat it. And … I get frustrated when I tell people over and over again and they don’t do it or they can’t do it or it’s hard for them to do it. And … my hope is that everyone is just “doing the best they can” And … my experience is … everyone, including me, we’re ALL,  “doing the best we can.”

    Last night I was so tired when I got home, I needed to just go to bed. Can you relate to this, you’re so tired, you can’t sleep?

    So, I pull out a good healthy dinner. I eat my dinner. I get a little revived. I am watching TV and then out comes a healthier choice; but still, I over ate it! A bag of whole grain pita chips. And you’re probably cracking up right now, going; “That is not even unhealthy! Or, you’re thinking, “You should see what I do!” (Laughing)

    Oh, but that’s not all. You see, I can be addicted to dopamine, which is a chemical produced in the brain, wanting fat, salt and sugar, especially for a “pick me up.” That’s the addiction. I want to feel better. It’s a form of endorphin. I want to feel revived; I do not want to feel tired anymore. So, the pita chips were not enough and I whip out my light Land of Lakes Butter and I use it like a dip with my chips. Alright there, I’ve confessed. It’s a horrible habit, I do not do it very often but it is a weakness of mine and I know exactly what I’m doing, when I do it and I cannot stop. So I pay the consequences on the scale the next morning, even though I know you cannot measure fat (loss or gain), muscle (loss or gain) on the scale. It is not even a healthy habit. (Laughing)Your Personal Best Training Journal

    So, your coach, your friend, your mentor, your personal trainer… I’m human too. I go through what you go through. The biggest thing I can tell you is, it’s just not my habit, it is my exception, it’s not my habit. As you look at your daily routine, and I highly recommend a journal. We sell these fabulous journals, they’re 12-week journals and that’s not what this blog is about. But … JOURNAL what you’re doing. Become aware of what you’re doing and you CAN make changes.

    One of the things I know is that I really do not have enough fat in my diet. And … Today I am going to begin taking my Omega-3 fish oil tablets again because they help curb that craving my body has occasionally for a little more fat, and it’s a healthy fat, and I won’t wake up the next morning feeling bad about it.

    So, anyway I hope you have a great day, a great week, hope you take a few minutes to consider looking at your habits. Do it for one week, just write down everything you eat, write down your exercise patterns, write down your sleeping patterns, and at the end of the day do a little inventory and write down how you felt that day: were you tired, were you sleepy, were you rested, were you happy. And … At the end of the week, when I do this with clients, patterns will always emerge.

    So, I care about you, I want the best for you, I know we’re all doing the best we can. I get that. I’ve been doing this for 20 years and I really do understand, even though my problem is that sometimes it feels like I want more for you than you want for yourself. I can only imagine that’s how my Higher Power feels about me on a daily basis. (Laughing) And … sometimes I imagine my Higher Power just wants me to slow down, quit worrying about everybody else, worry about myself, keep the focus on me, and just do the next right thing, for me!

    So, I want for you really no more than what I want for myself. So, anyway, be the best you can be today and always.

    I love you all!


  2. One response to “Here’s My Problem! Here’s My …”

    1. Carol D says:

      Thank you for sharing your story and keeping it real for us.

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