10 Deadly Confessions Of A Personal Trainer

Is it seriously time for another confessions post already? Not that I am complaining, these are perhaps my favorite posts to share with you. It’s very cathartic and at the same time, I love laughing at some of the stunts I’ve puled over the years. 

I hope that you enjoy my crazy confessions as much as I do! 

I share these, not go get laughs or attention but because we are all human. Even though I am a personal trainer, don’t let that fool you into thinking I am the picture perfect image of health and fitness. 

That’s just not me, and it would be insane for me ever to try to portray that image here! 

So with that, let’s get into this month’s: 

10 Deadly Confessions Of A Personal Trainer

I can eat an entire large pizza.


Okay, maybe not any more BUT when I was a kid and a gymnast I could eat whatever I wanted and not gain a pound. In fact, my parents used to encourage this behavior to try and get me to put on some pounds. 

Sadly, I grew out of this… just fyi.

But when I was 11 years old, my school would have pizza parties where most people would go in together with their friends a split a pizza. Oh no, not me. 

I always got my own pizza. And ate it all. 

Oh, and I used to eat 2 Big Macs at one sitting too. 

Trust me, I am not proud of this. And I am sure if I tried it now, I would be out of commission for an entire day! 

I can’t drink post race.

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I love a good beer or glass of wine as much as the next person, but I do not get post race beer trucks.

The last thing on my mind after a tough race is grabbing a beer. 

In fact, I really can’t eat/drink anything for a couple of hours after a race. Just water. 

It works out though because Dan gets my beer tickets which is his prize for waiting at the finish line for me! 

I get really annoyed trying to lift weights in the gym. 


I was at the gym last week trying to get some extra lifting in and all I ended up doing was getting really annoyed. There were about 3 guys there using the dumbbells, and they won’t move!

They would grab their weights do a few pointless curls practically on top of the weight rack and act as if they were the only ones there.

Please, please… if you grab dumbbells, grab them and walk away a few steps! 

I lie about my weight.


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Every driver’s license I have had to get, I have always lied about my weight.

What women’s doesn’t? I don’t know why we can’t just tell the truth but it’s something we just have to do. My weight on my license is always bout 3 pounds lighter than what I actually weighed at the time. 

I remember that little tidbit because I think it it’s funny for some reason. 

Yea, I’m weird. Is your weight right? 

I’ve had a few road side emergencies when running.

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Every runner know what I am talking about. You think you’re going to make it through your run just fine only to get that “oh no” face about a mile in when you realize you HAVE to go to the restroom. 

And when you have to go, you have to go.

Unfortunately for me, that means I have indeed had to go in a patch of roadside woods a time or two. 

TMI? Sorry.

Now, I know where every single public restroom is when I go run! 

I have a 6-pack.

Okay, not really. But I have discovered from looking at myself in the mirror that if I bend just right, then rotate a bit to the side while crunching my abs… I do in fact have serious ab lines. 

Yes, even trainers try to manipulate their bodies in the mirror to see what is going on. 

Too bad I have to walk all Quasimodo like! 

I bought (and ate) real cheese!


I know you’re shocked! For the past 2.5 years I have been dairy-free and I still believe in it. However, last week I made pizza for a friend and as I walked up to get my normal almond cheese, I saw raw cheese on sale. 

I had to try it. Dan’s jaw almost hit the floor when he saw it in the bag. 

It was delicious and I have been using it all week but to be honest, I wouldn’t be upset if I never ate it again. Back to the almond faux cheese! 

I did wake up with boogers the next day… just goes to show that dairy and sinuses really go hand in hand! 

I run more than I have planned if Total Divas is on.


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I don’t watch tv at home, so the treadmill is really the only time I get to catch up on trashy shows. I LOVE E’s Total Divas.

I end up running more than I originally planned if I get to the gym and the show is on, and if it’s back to back episodes… there goes the time I had planned for strength training. Any other show, I can walk away from in the middle but not this one.

I don’t know why, it’s not even that great. But it pulls me in!

Wow, I feel so much better getting that off my chest!

What do you have to confess today? 

Have you missed out on previous confessions? Catch up here! 


  • man, I’m so jealous of your past whole pizza eating abilities. I’m pretty sure I could eat a whole pizza nowadays but I would definitely suffer the consequences. I actually try not to lie about my weight, I’m kind of proud of the fact that I weigh more than I might look. I know that sounds pretty weird.

    • THat’s awesome! Not weird at all!

  • Haha I’m with you on the whole pizza-eating! I used to eat A TON when I was a kid. Especially middle school, I was a bottomless pit.

    • Oh the days of being bottomless pits!

  • I love total divas…I’m so ashamed ;). Its oddly addictive. I have my true weight on my license 🙂 …I think mostly because the question about weight threw me off and I just wrote the truth haha. I’ve never understood post race alcohol either.

    • Cheers to post race water!

  • Sheena

    In University I used to pick up a tub of sour cream and a bag of tostitos and devour the contents of both in one sitting. While watching marathons of streamed tv shows. It was bad ><

    Interesting about the cheese though, I didn't know sinuses and cheese were connected. Now I want to see if removing dairy will help with my sinuses. Tres interesant!

    • Haha that’s funny! We used to eat greek dressing and pretzel sticks in college. Not good. at all.

  • Sometimes I wear the same gym clothes twice … if I didn’t sweat much ! And socks sometime more than that.

  • Lauren

    3 Pounds!? That’s nothing. Mine is about 30 pounds off. Seriously. It’s embarrassing and the reason I read blogs like yours and try to workout like crazy these days – law school weight BE GONE.

    • It’s not embarrassing! It sets up for great goals! If you can get through law school, you can get through this! 🙂

  • Okay, so I remember you mentioning the boogers thing a long time ago. I do eat dairy, but maybe only on serving a day. I went on a cruise and I ate ice cream every day…. and guess what happens? It is true!!

    As far as roadside emergencies go, sometimes I’m thankful I live and run in a construction zone… porta potties!

    Like you, I don’t drink post-race. I can’t even eat right away. I have to wait maybe 1/2 hour to an hour to even want to stomach food. Clay always gets my beer tickets and he doesn’t mind!

    • Yes porta potties to the rescue!

  • Oh and I once ate a whole pizza when I was a marching band kid. I think I was in 9th grade. I was a skinny kid too but that ended pretty quickly and I put on the pounds in high school (but those pounds are now gone thanks to running and a much healthier lifestyle, thank goodness)

  • Oh my gosh I used to be able to do the whole pizza thing too!!! No shame, I could do it and not gain a pound and I’d brag about it. Looking back I would have hated me.

    • Haha, yea I would have hated me back then too!

  • I love these posts! My confession today is that I’m doing a program (more portion control) and while being mindful I consciously ate birthday cake ice cream and popcorn last night. No, not the craziest thing in the world, but when you’re following a plan and those things most certainly AREN’T on it, then it’s a confession. 😉 Thanks for sharing these – so relatable!

    • I’ve recently done the same thing too. What can you do but pick yourself up the next day and strive to do better! You can do it!

  • Amy

    I almost always have to poop when I run but usually I can hold it. Yesterday, I got really close to taking a jaunt into the woods. lol

    • I just busted out laughing! Bahaha. I always start my run with a public bathroom within the first 1/2 miles because that’s when it gets to me!

  • Kim

    I used to eat whole medium pizzas – a friend and I would order 2 (one for each of us) about 3x a week in college – the main reason why even though I ran competitive track and cross country I gained 20 pounds my first semester!!!
    So, all this time I thought your name was really Taylor!

    • My college room mate was on the track team, so I blame her for my weight gain! I ate whatever she ate, not smart! Haha, I answer to both!

  • Eveliz

    OMG! I LOVE TOTAL DIVAS TOO! Haha… that’s my confession.

    I am actually a little jealous they get paid to work out and throw each other around lol.

    • Me too! it looks like so much fun!

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