There’s a fair bit of pressure for Fitness Instructors y’know!
At any one time when you’re teaching, you’ll have dozens of eyes focussing on you, and whether you realise it or not, you’re constantly being judged by your members – ‘she’s too chubby to be an Instructor’, ‘not flexible enough’, ‘too skinny’ – you get my drift!
I try to stress, through blogging, and in my classes, that I am just a normal human being.
I try very hard, for the majority of the year, to eat relatively healthy. I make everything from scratch. Plenty of veggies and protein, and salads. I drink ridiculous amounts of water. Relatively active (without exercise taking over my entire life), well…I do enough exercise anyway!
But when Christmas comes and Marks & Spencer’s have their best ‘party selection’ up for grabs, you can be damn sure I’m gonna get it…and I’m gonna eat it!!
Chocolate, bagels, pastries, cakes, puddings, meat, cheese, wine, beer, sweets, bread…if you’re offering it, I’m having it!
Now that the festive seasons over, my jeans are so tight that I can feel my circulation cutting off my trotters when I sit down, and I have this podgy little tyre around my middle!
Over the festive season, I managed to gain 11 whole pounds! That’s 11 pounds of food and booze!
Devastated? Not a-fucking-tall! I had the best Christmas I think I’ve ever had. I think I remained a steady level of drunk for the entire 2 weeks, and I always had something edible within a few feet!
Did I abuse my body? Yes – truth is, it probably got a bit of a carb battering. But I still don’t look back and think ‘I wish I didn’t eat that’ or ‘I wish I was more sensible’. The damage is done.
Let’s face it, Christmas only comes around once a year, and I’ll probably drop that 11 pounds (and hopefully a bit more) before the end of the month!
SO, TO EVERYONE OUT THERE WHO HAD ‘FAT BASTARD SYNDROME’ THIS CHRISTMAS…I’m with you 😉