The trainers at Golds Gym don't really get Intuitive Eating.
My first trainer was a girl at the AF gym. She made me work hard and she told me to not eat white bread or white pastas etc. One time she asked me what I had for lunch - at this point I had already done 10 bicep curls. When I answered that I had eaten at the Olive Garden and yes I ate the breadsticks she made me do 10 more. I was in trouble and she was punishing me with exercise. I was dying - I almost vomited. I lied to her about what I ate from then on. Is that bad?
My new trainer shown here in this photo also doesn't get intuitive eating. When I told him that I can eat whatever I want, whenever I want and I just need to honor my hunger and fullness - he gave me a funny look. .
We look good together, don't ya think?
He's also bugging me about my cardio. Two times ago - I expressed my excitement that we weren't going to work my legs out and he asked "why don't you like to work out the legs?" I told him that it was too much cardio and he replied, "Well if you did your cardio everyday ..." Then he called me out on my "In and Out" t-shirt. I defended myself - I like "In and Out burgers". Last time, I went early and did my cardio before my appointment. I proudly reported to him, "I did my cardio" and he looked at my back to see if it was wet with sweat - man this guy won't quit.
I pay him to be this way. He did use a direct "will you" question and so I agreed to buy a stability ball to sit on at work. I agreed because my back does get really sore when I lift weights and I know I need to strengthen my core. He also told me to drink more water and less soda. I resisted at first but I think he's right. Lately my muscles have been cramping and I think it might be because I don't get enough water.
I have decided to ignore him unless I think what he is saying agrees with the principles in Intuitive Eating.