I am going to be honest now for a quick moment. I love the summer. I love going to the beach and having a cocktail or two. I also love having frozen yogurt after dinner on occasion. I don’t do it often but yes, I love my sweets. I don’t use an “all you can eat” license and I eat very clean at least 26 out of 30 meals a week. I know it’s not eating clean 24/7 but I love to workout and I love to eat. I workout as much as I do so that I can eat and maintain my weight. Most summers, I gain 5 lbs. This year, I didn’t gain 5 lbs. I am normally a happy 130-133 lb female. Unlike most years, I gained 5 lbs this winter and did not lose it before summer. I don’t have the personality that is content restricting myself from having what I want. I’m not an unhealthy weight. Sure, I’d love to lose 5 lb but if that means giving up my Pinkberry and skinny margaritas, I’m good. Ok, I’m done. Sheesh, that felt good.
Yesterday, I mentioned the “all you can eat” license many fitness enthusiasts carry out. I am a perfect example of why diet is 90% of the equation when it comes to losing weight. The above is an except from my post today at CTC. To read more about my follow up visit with Joe at Peak Performance read my post today at Crushing The Course.
I read your complete post on “Crushing the Course” and I think that you are being waaaay too hard on yourself Sarah! It’s obviously difficult for you, being such a perfectionist, not to feel disappointed and to feel like you are letting people down when you don’t reach certain goals but give yourself more credit. I follow your blogs and videos because I like that you speak about health and fitness in an honest and genuine way, which makes people relate to you! You should never question if you’ve chosen the right profession or not because you are awesome at what you do and you inspire people (normal everyday women like myself) to enjoy fitness and eating without going overboard into the “I’m unhealthy and obsessed with losing weight and looking perfect because otherwise I’ve failed at life” mindset. Nobody is able to achieve perfection in this department and those that seem to have reached the epitome of fitness/beauty are hiding something, putting on facades and are probably not very happy.
You are great as you are, a bit neurotic about fitness, but with a fun-loving and food-loving personality and you should celebrate that on behalf of all of us fitness junkies and foodies out there. I’m gonna go eat some Oreos now and then later, I’m gonna go for a run while it’s still summer outside! Keep up the good work Sarah. 🙂
thanks Julia! I agree! I an neurotic about fitnes, hehe but that’s why my site is called “sarah fit” not “sarah so skinny” lol. Thanks for you kind advice and works of motivation. I LOVED you sign off “going to go eat oreos and then go for a run” lol. Thanks again!!! xoxo
I really agree with Julia. Your site is one of my favorites because you are a real person and demonstrate a healthy and FUN life while maintain your inner and outer beauty. I do agree with Joe’s comment in the sense that we shouldn’t over eat and should obviously pay attention to what goes in our bodies. And I think you shouldn’t take it so personal!! Watch you CRUSH the course on race day! You’ll prove to everyone that you can eat yummies and drink skinnies in moderation without completely eliminating it and still succeed at the OVERALL goal. And, I agree, the changed the damn pre-testing and testing conditions on you. Plus you’re gorgeous, not overly muscular, nor overly skinny. You’ve got what American girls should strive for. Beauty. So enjoy life and crush the course. It’s possible. Everything in moderation. I think that’s what he was getting at with his “all you can eat” quote.
Right on girl! I just found your blog and love it already so far! You have my “dream job” it seems, something that I am in the works of making happen- working on getting certified in personal training, and blogging in my free time because it’s so much fun! I love your “About” page and look forward to following you. 🙂
Glad you are enjoying it so far! Thanks for stopping by. Although my job sounds pretty cool (and it is) it can be stressfull! Not having a normal paycheck can be stressful and not having a set schedule can be hard to keep motivated!