Leave my fucking clients alone.

We are in the middle of one of the most popular programs we have ever run at Taylored Training – our 6 week physique challenge. Why is it popular? Because it works and it works very well. In just 6 weeks all of our participants actually SEE physical changes in their bodies, it is awesome to watch.

This program always brings to the surface numerous issues for our intrepid members who are willing to actually work for their results and this round is no different. In fact, I would say this is the most we have ever had to deal with the bullshit that friends, family, and complete strangers love to spew at us and at fitness in general. Probably because this is the most public we have ever run the program, between our Facebook fanpage, blog posts, newsletters, and Blaire and Jessica’s Operation Sexy Body Tumblr blog feed, a lot of people are getting an inside scoop into what we do.

And, oddly, there are a lot of people who think this is a terrible program.

Every single one of our participants has been dealing with the typical stuff we see day in and day out but which this program seems to magnify.

You would think the main issues would be getting commitment from our participants. After all they are sticking to a strict diet and 6 day per week fitness regime, no exceptions. There are no allowances for birthdays, holidays, break-ups, work functions or anything else. As we tell our participants, most of the time we make fitness fit your life, this program you make your life fit the fitness.

But no, there are no issues with our physique group. They are all on track, they are following the program perfectly, through sickness and health, until the program ends. They are dedicated and the results are showing.

So where are the issues coming from?

They are coming from family and friends. They come from significant others and sometimes even from complete strangers.

And this rest of this blog is dedicated to all of those people.

Leave my fucking clients alone.

Who do you think you are? What gives you the right to comment on their health and fitness program? What credentials do you have, what certifications? How many clients have you successfully trained? I bet they don’t come close to matching what i have accomplished, so why do you feel that you know better than I do what a healthy program is?

Now, I know it’s tough for all of you. Because you can’t seem to keep your fat fingers off the donuts that someone brought to work. And your poor little hearts flutter at the thought that a birthday might go by without a sugar laden fat log (you call it a birthday cake) not being served up to be inhaled by groups of greedy puffy trolls who blame everyone but themselves for the reason they never seem to feel good after coming home from clothes shopping.

Here is the thing: I really don’t care. No, wait, this is my blog I can say what I want, I really don’t give a fuck what you do or what you eat. I don’t. There isn’t anything I can do for you anyway. As long as you think it is an epic travesty that someone might not eat ice cream on the weekend or might pass on a piece of cake at the office on so and so’s from the 10th floor who you’ve never even really talked to’s birthday, there isn’t any amount of my help that will help you.

But some people have decided that they don’t want to feel down on themselves anymore. They have decided that they want to go shopping and come home feeling like a sexy man or women with bags of new clothes they can’t wait to show off. They want to get excited to get to the cottage and flaunt their hot ass and tight abs all over the place. They want to have more confidence. They want to eat a healthy diet and ensure they are fit in body and mind.

They are sick of the constant struggle of feeling bad about themselves and pacifying those feelings by stuffing their faces with the latest deep fried novelty at the local ice cream shop.

They are committed and it makes you feel bad. So you try to sabotage them or give them a hard time to make yourselves feel better when you’re looking in the mirror and hating what you see or crying because you can’t get those jeans up over your thighs.

And I don’t care. You made those choices. You ate the cake, you drank the booze, you let your gym membership lapse. I didn’t do that. My clients didn’t do that. So stop taking your remorse and unhappiness out on them. Go deal with it with all your other friends, family and coworkers who are as lazy and non-committed as you are. Go get a box of donuts and a tub of ice cream and wallow your sorrows away with calories. Bet you will feel like a million bucks after that. Well, at least until you look in a mirror or try on those jeans again.

But leave my fucking clients alone.

And for all of you out there talking about the fact you feel we are setting back women’s rights and everyone should just be happy with what they look like – you’re right. Everyone should be happy with what they look like and how they feel l and women do have the right to make whatever decisions they choose. My clients have chosen to drop their body fat, gain muscle, and eat healthy. I am not sitting here berating them and beating them. We are improving their health, their body image, their self-esteem, and their confidence.

Heaven forbid we improve the quality of their lives! Slap us on the hand.

So you all go sit in your little groups and talk about how terrible the program is, how awful we are for not letting someone eat cake on their birthday or have a beer on the patio. I don’t give a fuck. Gabble away all you want. But keep your uneducated, inexperienced attitudes and opinions to yourself and to the other members of your little gang. I know more about this then you do, am actually trained and educated in the field, and have 10 years more experience actually training people then you do.

Leave them alone. Don’t talk to them about it. When you’re wishing you were as fit, dedicated, and self confident as they are, come talk to me because I can help you to. Not until you are ready to help yourself, however.

Our program is so bad? We have 11 women ranging in age from 22 to 46 doing this program right now. They get excited to exercise, they always have a smile on their face, they have made new friends, and they feel more confident. They eat a healthy diet and feel fantastic.

And just this morning I heard the best thing yet. Some of our participants were standing around between sets talking about what they LIKE about themselves.

Yeah, really terrible program we’re running here.

-Taylor

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