I’m a self-titled fitness and nutrition buff.
I was active as a kid between four types of dance and cheerleading.
I’ve been running and lifting weights on and off since freshman year of high school.
I worked out pretty regularly in college, and then once I started Weight Watchers Online in 2004, became an official gym rat.
I religiously read fitness and health magazines, books and blogs. When a new study comes out, I read it. Six months later when another study comes out to refute said study, I read that, too. I ponder, I discuss, I … ok, I admit it, I obsess.
I know what foods make my body happy, and the amount of exercise that makes my body happy … but I don’t always do either of them (though I eat mostly clean, I have a penchant for honey wheat pretzels, Chex mix and animal crackers … and I tend to exercise more than I should. Plus, I am not lifting regularly right now which I know makes my body happy).
Which basically means I know what to do … and am not always doing it.
And so, for the first time in my life, I’ve decided to ask for help in the fitness department. I mentioned a couple posts ago about how my employer is giving us each an annual wellness fund, following a general wellness exam which we completed last week.
I gave it some thought and since I already pay my gym membership and WW Online memberships, I plan to use mine for something above and beyond the norm for me: a personal trainer. Continue reading “Even “Know-it-Alls” Need Refreshers”