I took a break from tumblr for a few months and since I’ve been back I’ve noticed a million and one posts about fat-shaming, thin-shaming and any other kind of -shaming you can think of.
This will cost me followers but I’m at a point of not caring…WHO CARES?!
Is it healthy to be overweight? No
Is it healthy to be underweight? No
Is it healthy to over train? No
Is it healthy to restrict your diet? No
Is it healthy to attack other people for pointing out the obvious? No.
People on here and on most social media sites need to learn to let it go.
Just because someone posts something that encourages someone to lose weight/workout/eat more or less does not mean they are -shaming anyone or anything.
Our culture has made it ok to be overweight by providing us access to food-like products that screw with our bodies.
At the same time, media has made us believe it’s ok to under eat just to be slim.
There will always be something. There will always be a debate and people will always disagree.
Stop pointing fingers. Stop accusing each other of shaming this or that. Start focusing on you and your blog and your life and your progress. Use others as inspiration if you find them to be one. Unfollow those that are not. Focus on sharing information and inspiration and motivating each other instead of constantly attacking others for shaming something and ruining that person’s day.
We will never all agree.
Life is short and tumblr is not the be all end all. Focus on you.
Let others be.
My butt is not where I want it to be and thus I want this butt
This butt. I want it. Yay Wonder Woman
You are awesome.
Now smile and go lift.
This is an old post from WGF V1.0 but today I felt it should be re posted…
I get comments quite a bit in terms of “how do you just go to the gym?” and “how do you not ever give up” etc. This morning I actually decided to write about it.
As a trainer, people depend on you. When they reach their goals, they get excited and they thank YOU. But here’s the thing…I didn’t do anything. I gave you the keys to do it yourself. Sure, I pushed you, but you could have just as easily said no. YOU choose to do it. YOU got the results. YOU get the credit.
So how are YOU going to get your results? What motivates YOU?
Here’s MY take on motivation in every aspect of your life…
- I truly love working out and I look forward to my workouts. Every day.
- I see results. I make sure to not only weight but MEASURE myself so I see the progress. I track my weights and it helps to see my strength grow.
- I set goals, especially for my big 3 lifts, so I have something to look forward to
- I don’t allow myself to think of the gym as a negative thing. It’s a tool to help me be healthy and physically/emotionally happy. It’s good for me.
- On the days that I’m tired or feeling bleh, I just don’t think. I turn on my music, put my gym clothes on without giving myself time to hesitate, and just get in the car. Don’t allow yourself to talk yourself out of it. YOU control your thoughts and your motivation
- Just as I said a moment ago….it’s all YOU. I can push my clients, encourage them, but in the end it’s all on them. So the end result in 6 months is on them. If they lost the inches, that’s THEIR doing. If not…that’s also on them. people can only help you and motivate you so much. In the end you need to be your own cheerleader. Drop the pity party and just go. Change how you view things and things will become easier.
This applies to every aspect of your life. The way I see it, you can either sit around and wait for things to happen or you can make them happen. You can use excuses, say you had no time, you were tired, the drive thru was open, or you can admit that it’s all on you. It’s YOUR responsibility.
So let me ask you…do you want someone else to go for and reach the goals you’re dreaming about? Or will you get off your butt and go after it?