Are you considering hiring a personal trainer? What will your trainer not tell you? How can you know if a trainer is right for you?
In this reverse podcast episode, Melissa Vogel is interviewed by Veronica Cisneros, they talk about getting fit after becoming a mom, and what your personal trainer isn’t telling you.
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Meet Veronica Cisneros
Veronica is a licensed therapist and owner of Outside the Norm Counseling. She is also a wife and mom of three daughters, and she wants her girls to know who they are and feel confident about their future. She can’t think of a better way to help other women than by demonstrating an empowered and unapologetic life. So Veronica started Empowered and Unapologetic to be a safe space for women to be vulnerable and change their lives for the better before they ever need to see a therapist.
In This Podcast
- Melissa’s story and transformation
- Mindset speed bumps
- This is a journey, not a sprint
- Calories in versus calories burned
- What are trainers not telling us?
- How to know if the trainer is right for you
- Advice for the mom who feels stressed and disconnected
Melissa’s story and transformation
I embrace this, I give you grace, I love you because, my God, you just created humans!
Melissa was brought up in a fitness-focused household so she feels like she has a little advantage on other people. Her siblings, however, didn’t turn out the same way she did, even though they had the same upbringing. Growing up fit doesn’t always equal a fit adult, you still have to make that choice. When Melissa became a mom, her eyes were opened to a whole different world. When you’re pregnant, you give your body up to another human being. She wasn’t one of those women who bounced back after each of her pregnancies. Melissa realized that she was no longer the same person, she was a different human now, with a different role and couldn’t expect her body to operate and function the way it did before she had kids. She had to learn how to have a loving relationship with her body before getting fit again.
Mindset speed bumps
- Finding the time
- Diet changes
- Mom guilt
- Wanting instant results
This is a journey, not a sprint
Sometimes we need to shut our brains off to the outside world with everything being so instant and just know that you can’t compare your fitness journey to that.
Society has screwed us. We’re surrounded by instant gratification. Everything has to happen right now, faster and faster. We expect the same things to happen with our muscles, minds, and bodies. The more you can embrace that this is a journey and not a sprint, the more it’s going to help you get results that last forever. Take it slow, take baby steps, and don’t negate the baby steps, it’s still progress!
Calories in versus calories burned
Be patient with yourself and learn to know what works for you calorie-wise. Know what’s going into your body. Yes, technically, you can eat whatever you like as long as you stay within a certain amount of calories, but you need to consider the quality of the food as well. Greater quality food will give you more benefits, you won’t crash, you’ll have the fuel to last longer and be more productive. Right now, a lot of people are stuck at home and not able to be as active as they would like. Our activity levels are definitely less when we’re stuck inside our homes so start paying attention to your caloric intake. Eat foods with higher nutritional values, you can eat a lot more of them and still feel full, without blowing your daily calorie budget.
What are trainers not telling us?
It’s hard, this is hard. If it was easy, everyone would be walking around in a bikini with a 6 pack.
- You’re going to fail – this isn’t going to be easy.
- You are going to need accountability and support – this is really hard to do on your own.
- You don’t have to hire him all the time, you don’t need to buy the 25-session package.
- You’re going to become dependent on them.
- You must like their body – You really have to look up to their body. Their body needs to be your body goals.
How to know if the trainer is right for you
Test them out – Usually, when joining a gym, you get 3 free sessions with a trainer. Use them, take advantage of it.
- Personal training is very personal – Make sure that your personalities click, you don’t want to end up with a trainer that you resent, this brings about resentful feelings being associated with fitness.
- Interview your trainer in person – you have to make sure they have the right vibe.
- Make sure that your program is something that you can access anywhere and is easy to follow.
Advice for the mom who feels stressed and disconnected
Find accountability with someone who is going to help you set your goals, achieve them, and keep pushing you forward. Also, add yoga once a week to your life, it will do wonders for you.
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Meet Melissa Vogel
Melissa Vogel is an energetic keynote speaker, business owner, certified personal trainer, certified group fitness instructor, 1st degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a mother of three, and a podcaster.
Melissa has been voted as the Best Personal Trainer for 2020 by Inland Empire Magazine, and Built the Busy to Bomb Fit Mom exercise system.
She is quickly becoming recognized for her expertise and influence in her field!
Melissa has contributed to numerous publications and has been featured in the Trail Blazer Magazine, and published in the April 2020 edition of Health Magazine. Her approach incorporates personal experience, energy, humor, and charisma.
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