“She said I was on the wrong track.”
That’s what my cousin’s text to me read. I didn’t need to hear her voice to sense her disappointment. She had just seen her new trainer and apparently had gained two pounds in the few weeks since she’d dedicated to a new exercise and diet regimen. My first instinct was to of course, go off, because I of all people knew how hard she had been working to achieve her weight goals. But instead, I resorted to who I am by nature, a researcher, and decided to show her proof of why her trainer’s discouraging feedback was first and foremost ugly yes, but more importantly, misguided and plain wrong.