Hey Friends! How’s it goin?
I’ve been sick all week and I’m swamped by last minute assignments so I didn’t have anything planned for today’s pos. And now, it’s the middle of the night and I’m just sitting down to start writing. So, things are about to get sarcastic and a little snarky cuz that’s what happens when I’m tired. You’ve been warned.
Back when I first started working out, eating healthy and attempting to become and ExSloth, I had a lot of unnecessary commentary from the people in my life. Not everyone of course. There were A LOT of supportive people, but there were also some people who just couldn’t handle the fact that I now enjoyed being a healthier person. These are some of the ‘best’ ones I got.
1. It’ll never work, so you should just stop
Sorry, did I miss your graduation from the fortune teller academy?
You’re basically calling the person a failure before they even begin. Not cool. You know that saying ‘you can do anything you want to if you put your mind to it’? Well, it doesn’t have conditions. There is no fine print. Especially when it comes to health. If someone is determined to get healthy they will. How about you try being supportive instead of tearing them down, yea?
2. One [insert junk food here] won’t hurt
So explain that time I ate all the birthday brownies. And cookies. And Fries.
We’re all different. Some people may be able to eat all things in moderation but not everyone is like that. I try not to put limitations on my food because that’s direct link to cravings for me. But I have trigger foods. Foods that will send me spiralling into unhealthy eating and I try to stay away from those foods as much as I can. So you’re wrong; one McDonald’s fry will hurt.
3. You don’t look any different
Because progress is supposed to be instant?
I got this one a lot the first year I started working out, before I changed my diet. I originally started working out because I felt gross. I was sluggish. My bones hurt. I couldn’t run 100 yards. I wanted to feel my age, not a million years older. But that does’t mean that offhand comments about how much weight I wasn’t loosing didn’t hurt. Like with #1, words matter. Someone embarking on a journey as scary as changing their entire lifestyle needs your support, not careless words.
4. You don’t want to get too big
What is too big? What scale are you using to measure this ‘too-biggedness’ by? Is there a secret bicep to height ratio I never heard about?
Seriously though, I work out for me. Because it make me feel good. Because I enjoy the endorphins. The rush of power. The feeling of competence. And yes the gains. What I do not do, is work out for anyone else. Yes, it’s nice to get the occasional compliment, but other people’s opinions are not the reasons I go back to the gym week after week. So you can decide what is too big for you, and I’ll decide for me. Sounds good?
5. Men don’t like women who:
Are too big. Are too small. Eat too much. Eat too little. Are too strong. Have callouses.
Yes. Someone actually told me to get gloves because callouses aren’t cute. Because my sole purpose in life is to find a man who wants me for my silky smooth, callous-less hands. Puh-lease.
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What about you?
What comments did or do you get about your lifestyle and habits? Anything to rant about today?
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