Archive for October, 2016
If you’ve ever been around a corporate gym franchise, trainers come and go like crazy; my coworker is on her fourth trainer in less than a year. Why? Most commonly because they didn’t meet their sales goals.
An acquaintance of mine recently lamented on how, when he was a trainer, he dreaded the end of the month, because if he didn’t meet his sales goals of renewals and new clients, he’d get pulled into a meeting, reprimanded, and threatened with being fired.
I’ve personally walked through trainer-only areas (because those of you that know me know I think rules are suggestions) and seen the sales goal boards I am so familiar with from my early career days selling advertising. The goals weren’t caculating how they’d helped their clients reach their goals, they were calculating how many clients they’d sold more training packages.
So, speaking from a sales perspective, their best strategy would be to have you see improvement and teach you a few things, but not see enough improvement or learn so much that you no longer need them.
So go to them if you need help with your fitness routine, but don’t lose sight of the fact that they make money the more you come back to them.
Posted in Hypoglycemic Diet, Hypoglycemic Living, tagged Chickpea, eating healthy, Good Bean, Hypoglycemia, Hypoglycemic Diet, Kraft, Portion Size, portioning food, PRK eye surgery, Protein, Protein Bars, Salads, Strong & Kind, thinkThin, tofu, Zing on October 1, 2016| Leave a Comment »
I recently had PRK eye surgery, which meant that I was going to not feel great and not really be able to see (due to light sensitivity) for a few days. This posed a challenge for me as a hypoglycemic, since I still needed to maintain my diet. And, since I wouldn’t be able to work-out for a whole week, I needed to really make sure I ate healthy to maintain my weight.
My boyfriend (now fiance!, who was amazing during this, thank you so much!) was in charge of taking care of me during my healing process, including my meals. I wanted to make it as easy as possible on him because I definitely know how frustrating it can be do figure out all of the correct portions, measurements, etc.
So, the night before the surgery, I prepared some of easy-to-finish/easy to reheat meals that he could give me when I was hungry. This included (see photos above):
- I recipe of Kraft 30-Minute Chili Mac (6, 1 cup servings), served with 1/4 cup oyster crackers and reheated frozen green beans
- 2 giant salads and accompanying tofu (for protein)
- Protein bars and snacks in the room with me so I could grab my own snacks. This included Strong & KIND bars, thinkThin high protein bars, Zing bars, and The Good Bean dried chickpeas)
The salads and chili mac had final preparation instructions on masking-tape for him.
This worked really well, so I will definitely do it again if I’m having surgery again.