Confessions from a Personal Trainer: I ate a donut, a cookie, a cookie sandwich and Chipotle all in one afternoon

Where every Tuesday, I confess.

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Confession – I ate half of all of the treats in the picture, an ice cream cone, and Chipotle all in one day.

And the amazing part is, for the first time in my life, I didn’t stress out about how to exercise it off or worry about how much weight I was going to gain from eating them.

For almost as long as I can remember, I have stressed out about food. But in the last year I really decided to focus on enjoying my food and making conscious decisions about what I am eating. I have talked a lot about stress with clients, friends, and family. And as I mentioned in one of my previous emails, stress is no joke. And stressing out about what you are eating is still stress. The above picture was taken on the way home from vacation – I didn’t even eat all of this on vacation with a “well, I’m on vacation mentality.” I made some really awesome choices and decisions while in Canada.

  •  I got up every day and worked out
  • I took my water bottle every where and filled it up so many times
  • I ate burgers without buns * I passed up donuts twice a day when I went to Tim Horton’s for coffee
  • I slept almost 8 hours per night

And because of these decisions I made while on vacation, I knew that one day of treat eating wasn’t going to ruin me. And here are the decisions I am going to make for today. *

  • Drink a lot of water
  • Work Out
  • Eat vegetables
  • Focus on protein
  • Get good sleep tonight

I also want to point out that I wasn’t worried about eating these foods yesterday because I know that on a regular day at home, I don’t eat all of these things in a day. And I am now at a place in my life where I can actually enjoy my food. And I’m telling you – it physically and emotionally feels so different to choose to enjoy the food.  Constantly trying to restrict ourselves, eventually we will get tired.

My challenge to you is to have a food that you truly enjoy and to actually enjoy and savor it while making healthy decisions with the rest of your day and week. See you soon. Have a great week.


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