Friday, September 17, 2010
So why am I a lazy personal trainer?
I love a good JFB (Junk Food Binge). It could be sweet treats. It could be salty snacks. Whatever I’m craving that day. I just like to have plenty of it at the end of the day as I curl up with a good book or movie. The kids are tucked into bed. The house is clean…enough. I don’t wanna think, I don’t wanna be getting something done and the only thing I wanna be moving is my hand to my mouth. Over and over again. Ahhh, my favorite time of the day. There’s nothing I love more. Oh, wait, there is.
I love a good kick-ass workout. I love planning out what torture I am going to inflict on myself that day. I love warming up, getting the blood pumping, then pushing it – really pushing it – to the end only to make myself do just one more rep and then finally cooling down and stretching. I love that feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment. It gives me an incredible physical and mental buzz throughout the rest of the day.
So, like most folks, I’m a study in contrasts. I’m lazy by nature but I know a lotta good fitness stuff. I have had to adjust my approach to health and fitness as my perspective and circumstances have changed through life. My priorities and methods are quite different from when I was a young, single competitive athlete to now being an exhausted, aged, sometimes-working mother of two. But I love where I am now. I have loved the challenge of figuring out how to weave my passion for health and fitness into the fabric of my diversified life. Along the way, I feel I have come up with some pretty awesome ways to be committed to my health and fitness without compromising or diminishing the other important people and things in my life.
I know my ways are just that – MY ways – and what works for me doesn’t mean it will for anyone else. But I suspect that some of the things I share just might help a few others out there as well. I hope for good things for all of us.
Posted by Sharon Johnson at 12:17 AM