People don’t believe me when I tell them about my day-to-day life.
I’m serious! Most of the time they’re completely shocked and I understand why.
As a personal trainer you’re “supposed to” spend hours at the gym, only eat kale and chicken never sleep in, and always have a six pack… or at least that’s what most people think.
But my life is so much more complex and so much more — dare I say it? — normal than most people expect. (Spoiler alert: I only spend 30 minutes in the gym AND I eat pizza!)
As a personal trainer who’s worked with thousands of clients over the last 10 years, I know that complicated meal plans and ridiculous gym routines won’t get you the long term results you’re looking for.
That’s why I use and promote weight loss and maintenance strategies that are designed to mold around your life.
I’m not just a personal trainer, I’m also a wife and mother of three young boys as well as a business owner. I know that weight loss is also about finding what works for even the craziest schedules.
Here’s a look at my day-to-day and the strategies that I use to maintain my weight and fitness!
My Day-to-Day Routine
First of all, WATER! I drink a gallon a day, but I have to have a straw. The Trimr water bottles are my favorite and I literally always have one with me. Staying well hydrated will help you feel full and energized. It will also help you let go of water weight and bloat.
5:00 am I wake up and do yoga as soon as possible. In the morning, I like to practice on an empty stomach because twisting and inversions bother me if I have just eaten.
My 3 little boys are really unpredictable in the mornings (see below example!), and sometimes wake up by 6:00, so I can’t waste any time waiting for my food to digest.
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Monkey-in' around? Last night my husband and I left our 3 little boys (ages 6 and under) overnight for the first time ever to hangout with our @idealshape friends at the final event for the 2016 ShipShape Challenge Retreat. Thank you for having us IdealShape! It felt great to get away for a night, but even better to come home. I missed our little monkeys.??? #kamipriceyoga
6:00 am My boys might wake up at any time, and I need to get caught up on emails, respond to social media questions and comments, as well as do finance work, and other random things for mine and Zac’s personal training studio.
Again, I can’t waste any valuable work time before my boys wake up, so I grab a light snack like an IdealBar (Cinnamon Caramel Crunch is my favorite) to hold me over until breakfast with the boys.
8:30 am It’s time for breakfast with the kids. My boys are pretty picky eaters, however, all of them love scrambled eggs (hold the black pepper) and wheat toast. This is our go to breakfast meal, but sometimes I make muffins and we eat them with Greek yogurt.
If I don’t sit down and eat breakfast with my boys, they won’t eat and they all get seriously HANGRY! After breakfast I pick up the house and get all of them ready, and dream about how nice it will be when they can all brush their own teeth, comb their own hair and tie their own shoes.
11:00 am This is usually when my mid-morning energy slump hits, so I mix up an IdealBoost energy weight loss drink and usually a small snack like a rice roller and peanut butter. I love that you get a little something crunchy and sweet with this snack. It’s a low-calorie snack but the IdealBoost helps to keep me full and energized because it has caffeine and a hunger-blocker.
11:30 am I drop Kasen off at preschool and cruise to our gym with the other two kids to get in a quick workout. I only have about 45 minutes before I have to leave again to take Zion to kindergarten. Lately my workouts have only been around 30 minutes but I make them count!
12:30 pm I need to squeeze in a quick lunch before I drop Zion off at school.
I only have 1 hour to run to the bank, grocery store, post office, or wherever else I need to go before I have to be back to pick up Kasen, so having a quick, healthy meal like IdealShake to drink after my workout is everything!
I mix up 1 scoop of IdealShake (Chocolate Peanut Butter is my current fave) with 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk and drink it while I take Zion to school.