One of those days…

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Today’s one of those days where I just feel “blah”.
I’ll still train people and be peppy.
I’ll go for a run later and play with the dogs.
I’ll meet up with friends later tonight and have some laughs.
But I still feel “blah”.
Somebody tell me a joke… who’s got something funny? : )
photo by Derek Freeman
p.s. don’t worry, i’ll be back to normal tomorrow.
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Ish Happens…

You can go on mini-shopping sprees, buy new clothes, have people tell you that you you look nice… and then the next day, you get shat on by a bird while you’re training somebody in the park under a tree. Damn.

I will now add this to the list of things that suck (only sometimes) about being a trainer*… along with people farting near you while doing sit ups, and the occasional ball sighting when dudes don’t wear anything under their shorts while on the leg press machine.
Another funny, humbling story here. If you want another laugh.
* Otherwise, being a trainer is awesome.
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Detox/Cleanses are not the ish.

Alot of things are the ish. My new boots and furniture, music that makes you dance, cures for diseases, etc. Some things are not the ish. Detoxes and Cleanses are not the ish.

So you’ve heard of those cleanses, right? “Don’t eat anything for a week, just drink lemon juice and pepper. It cleanses your liver. ”

Well I’ve always thought these were dumb and ridiculous and what’s even more dumb and ridiculous is that people actually do it. And then they come to the gym and work out to make it work faster. And what happens when you work out with no fuel in your body? You pass out. You fall off the back of the treadmill. You faint in my class. It’s actually happened a few times. It annoys me. Not because I have to deal with a person fainting in my class (that still sucks) but because people are so desperate to get the next quick fix for their bodies that they risk their health.
My friend and colleague, Jonathon Ross, is a TRX Master Trainer, and IDEA’s 2010 Personal Trainer of the year. He writes a blog for Discovery Health and he wrote this article a few months back on Inspire.com. He hits the nail on the head! You must read. It’s not long. Go ahead, I’ll wait….
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What did you think?
Main points:
  • Your liver does fine detoxing on its own.
  • Drinking massive amounts of liquid won’t help clear out water soluble toxins, because they’re not stored in a water, they’re mostly stored in fat.
  • Depriving your body is stupid.
  • Doing any kind of program that you can’t sustain forever is not smart because as soon as you stop it, you’ll be right back where you started.
So if you’re trying to cleanse your body of the bad stuff, STOP PUTTING BAD STUFF IN IT. Done. Case closed.
Exercise regularly (MOVE!) and eat meals with a variety of foods. REAL FOODS. The kind that go bad in a few days if you don’t eat it. If it lasts for a long time, don’t put it in your mouth if you’re trying to be healthier.
Sorry if that was a little harsh. These things are just horrible on your body and I’m tired of hearing people discussing/practicing them. Have a healthy and happy day!
And many thanks to the amazing and award-winning Jonathon Ross for supporting my views on this. Check out his website. Aion Fitness here. He’s the ish. ; )
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