Take a moment and think about how many health & fitness fads you have tried, spent your time, money & energy on. Now think about if that fad benefited you at all? Did you learn anything from it? Did it inspire you to achieve your goals? Or did it come and go in a blink of an eye (just like a vacation). When you hire a Personal Trainer you are investing in yourself. Therefore some of your other 'investments' like your Daily Grande Latte and nightly glasses of wine or candy will have to be replaced with healthier and less expensive options. Are you nodding your head "no way, I need those things in my life". Guess what you don't. You feel like you need those things because you are human and you have come into a pattern of habits & addictions. Take a step back and really look at what you want. Do you want to remain in your set ways and routines but also loose like 10-20lbs? Ha! Welcome to the club! We all want this, but we all know it's not going to happen.
So let's be realistic, and look at an average day (of a random woman)
Breakfast: Starbucks Grande Vanilla Latte + Pumpkin Scone = $8
New Habit: Starbucks Grande Cafe Misto + apple wtih peanut butter = $3.80 (healthy & real food)
Mid Morning Snack: Granola Bar + Coffee/Tea = $7
New Habit: Handful of nuts & banana = $3
Lunch: Sushi 3 roll Combo = $12
New Habit: Bring your own salad or sandwich = $5
Mid Afternoon Snack: Pastry & Coffee/Juice/Tea = $7
New Habit: Lara Bar & Hot Lemon H20 = $2
Dinner: Take Out Chinese & 2 Glasses of Wine = $45
New Habit: Fish Filet, Rice & Vegetables home cooked & H20 = $15
Dessert/Night Snack: Dairy Queen Blizzard = $5
New Habit: Grapefruit & Herbal Tea = $2
Day Total: $84 ($588/week)
New Habit Total: $27 ($189/week)
You may be saying "Well I don't eat that badly" or "I don't have 2 glasses of wine or Starbucks everyday". I dare you to write down a food diary for your next 3 days. I want you to write down EVERYTHING that goes into your mouth (with the exception of explicit items haha) and the approximate cost. Then you can decide for yourself if your habits are cheap & healthy or not.
Moral of the blog is hiring a Personal Trainer is not THAT expensive, they make you change where you are spending your money. They are an investment that many of us need to make in our lives because not only do they make you accountable for your actions, they actually MAKE you sweat and workout. Think about it, if you could do it on your own, why aren't you?
Check out my prices when you're ready to make that commitment to yourself & the future you.
Feeling weak, anxious and unconnected to my body lead me to start exercising. I joined a dance class once a week and after every dance class I had a glow about me, and it wasn't just from the sweat that I built up in class, it was something more. I realized it was the endorphins that were being produced from the physical activity I was doing. Join me and start moving and feel the difference. Read my blog to get motivation, try the exercises I've posted, contact me for personal training, bootcamps, workout cards or just go for a walk. Any activity is good activity.