This is a totally random thought that I had Wednesday night while I was at the dentist having my teeth cleaned by my hygienist. (It was the most relaxing evening of this week might I add)….
What do Personal Trainers and Dental Hygienists Have in Common?
Well – ok, so personal trainers and hygienists don’t really have anything in common right now… But suppose they did? (Hear me out on this). Suppose you had to visit your Personal Trainer every 3-6 months for a fitness test or a really freaking HARD workout? Yanno, similar to when you visit your hygienist for a REALLY good cleaning and they put your teeth to the test.
Do you ever feel that your hygienist is TESTING how well and how often you brush? I certainly do. Do you feel like super guilty that you didn’t do a better job? Does your mind flash back to that morning when you were too busy rushing the kids outta the house to brush? Then, for the next several weeks after your dental visit do you brush super religiously? (C’mon – tell me I’m not the only one).
What if you were tested every few months on your fitness progress? What if working out and exercising was as important as brushing your teeth? What if you HAD to visit a Personal Trainer ever 3-6 months and be put through a kick butt workout?
That would certainly motivate me to do a better job of meeting the minimum requirements to keep my heart healthy (30 min of daily moderate exercise).