I’m not going to lie. I do not practice what I preach in certain areas, such as proper rest or life balance. Food? Yes. Exercise? Absolutely! But like many in the fitness industry, we tend to do a lot of research, continuing ed, and want to better ourselves to better serve clients. I used to judge trainers (early in my career) when I saw that they were overweight or were sick often…..then I started watching; these trainers were the ones that were most effective with clients, were the busiest, and simply ran themselves down putting their own health AFTER their clients’ needs. I’m not saying that is how we have to model our lives, but I started to admire those trainers because they actually put others before themselves. We are taught self care, but many of us do not do that. When it comes to behaviors such as drinking/ smoking, etc…..I definitely practice what I preach, nothing worse than a client finding out that your a hypocrite, right?! Especially when they trust you with their physical well being.