“You Don’t Look Like A Trainer”

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by Kristy Agan - RKCII

A friend of one of my clients told her that “Kristy doesn’t look like a trainer….there is a trainer at my gym who is a lot more cut up than she is”…….

Yeah. That just happened. I love when people say to me, “someone was talking about you the other day.” It makes me laugh. Sometimes it’s good. Other times it bad. Either way, I just have to laugh. And here is my response to the fact that I “don’t look like a trainer”.

1 – Genetics. I’m makin’ the most with what God gave me. Period.

2 – I like me.

3 – I am not in a beauty contest with another trainer.

4 – I have NOT maintained an entirely clean diet over the past year (by my choice). I have enjoyed my vacations, holidays, and the occasional pizza & glass of wine. With that said, I still eat cleaner than 95% of the population, but less than clean when compared to some folks. I don’t care. I’m not eating for them…..I’m eating for me and the season of my life I am currently in. If I want to “cheat”, I will. If I want to get strict with my diet and “lean up”, I can.

5 – Ten years ago I had O kids, I stood 5’2, weighed 110 lbs, and was really skinny. Today, I have 2 awesome kids, I’m still 5’2 (LOL), I weigh anywhere from 120-128 depending on how I’m training/eating (I don’t weigh myself much but I think I’m around 122/124 right now…..but I really don’t care), I’m a LOT stronger, I’m curvier, and I like how I look. I have a butt now……and I like that.

6 – I have a lot of goals in my life and competing in a bodybuilding competition is not on my radar. I have other goals that are far more important to ME right now. But if it were, I can promise you my training and nutrition plan would be different and I would look like “other” trainers. NOW, with that said, I completely respect the discipline,time, & effort that go into training for bodybuilding competitions. HOWEVER……I am not training to compete so we aren’t comparing apples to apples here folks.

7 – Some people have “show” muscle. Some people have “go” muscle. I might not have as much “show” muscle as some, but I can promise you……I have plenty of “go”…….

8 – Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.

9 – Stop comparing people. It’s just not nice.

10 – “Looking like a trainer” doesn’t make you a good trainer. Some of the best coaches in history were not the fastest or strongest when they played. But they knew how to coach and they produced some of the best athletes in history. I strive to make myself better/stronger, but at the end of the day, one of my main goals is to make my clients better/stronger.

Bottom line. I am training how I want to train for this season of my life. I am eating how I want to eat. When and if I want to lean up…..I will. Until then, set your goals, I will set mine…..and let’s celebrate each other’s victories and accomplishments VS. comparing each others faults. You’ll be much happier at the end of the day.

Cheers ;-)

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