Do you ever wonder what life would be like if you had chosen a different career? I do SOMETIMES.
Like maybe a dog walker. I mean, cute puppies all day? YES PLEASE. I’m kidding.
But, I do like puppies.
Anyway. Don’t get me wrong, I L-O-V-EEEEE being a food blogger, but there was a point in my life where I really wanted to be a personal trainer. As in, I got ALL the textbooks to take my certification, and even started studying.
EXCEPT, that was the exact same time that I quit my “real job” to do THIS. And, I didn’t have the time to finish the course. I know, you’re judging me for being a QUITER. WORST PERSON EVER AWARD GOES TO MEMEME.
BUT, as I’ve talked about on here before, I have worked with a couple of personal trainers in my life, and they’ve taught me A LOT of super valuable, true information that I would have never learned without working with them.
I mean, I could have learned things from Personal Trainer Wikipedia. BUUUTT…he lies. Right to my FACE.
Today, I’m teaming up with The American Council on Exercise (ACE) to talk about the benefits of having a personal trainer. I know a lot of people wonder if they are REALLLLY worth it.
Ya’ll probably know by now that I struggled with Anorexia as a tween. Which basically left my brain ALL messed up, and full of WRONG-O notions about calories, fat, carbs etc. IE: Things that I found on Mr. lying-liar-face Wikipedia.
Because my brain-space was SO skewed, it would have been IMPOSSIBLE for me to gain the healthy weight my body NEEDED without 1. A doctor and 2. A Personal trainer. I figured doctors didn’t care if I gained ALL fat. They just wanted me to gain weight PERIOD. BUTTT, a trainer on the other hand? They KNEW how to build THE MUSCLES.
So, I trusted one.
My trainer taught me exactly how much food my body ACTUALLY needed JUST to MAINTAIN weight. Which was SOMUCHMORE than I had thought. And then to gain weight? HOLY WHOA, he had me eating ALL the food.
But, healthy, whole and totally feel-good-nourishing stuff that I felt comfortable with eating. Which is a MAJOR win for someone who used to cry over eating one blueberry. Sad, but true, story.
Not to mention I would have never learned what a deadlift (
I may have never completely the course, but I still keep all that knowledge in my back pocket…err…head, and use it to this day. You know I’m still struggling with gaining weight…but I am slowly but surely doing it. I would NEVER have the ability to eat as much food as I currently am, and feel good about doing so because I also know that it supports to proper weight training that I’m doing, without the knowledge I learned from a trainer. In fact, I currently use the meal plan and weight training plan that I was on BACK THEN.
If you’re on the fence about hiring one, I HIGHLY x5 suggest you try it. The knowledge you gain really does last 4 EVA.
OR, maybe you want to actually be proactive, unlike me, and become a personal trainer! Check out the ACE Personal Trainer Career Guide OR the certification to get IN THE KNOW.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of American Council on Exercise. The opinions and text are all mine.
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