Thursday, October 11, 2012

I'm not talking about YOU, I'm talking about ME.

Do you ever find that when you are talking about what works for YOU in your weight loss journey that people become very defensive if they are doing something different?

This drives me absolutely crazy. All of our bodies are different. Even twins/siblings do not always have the same bodily makeup when it comes to weight loss. So why do people get so defensive about it? If I say that I am trying something new because it makes me feel less deprived/better/skinnier/healthier/more on track, ect, that is by no means meant to be an insult towards anyone else.

The sidebar is NOT me saying, "you need to hop on this bandwagon with me or you will never be skinny".

The sidebar IS saying, "I am trying this new method out and since we were on the subject of weight loss/fitness/health/diets/food in general, I wanted to share what I have decided to do with my body in regards to the topic at hand."

In short, whether you are the person who is getting defensive or the person sharing what you are doing, remember what you decide to do with your body is exactly that. It is what you are deciding to do with your body. Therefore, nobody should be able to make you angry for sharing what they are doing AND you should not feel guilty sharing what you are deciding to do.

Yes, that was indeed a mini-vent. Sharing it with all of you makes me feel much better now though. Am I the only one who has experienced this before?

PS: Is anyone looking into going to Fitbloggin'13. I really, really, REALLY want to go!


  1. Yes I get that all the time, like if I say I work out 5 times a week, I get shade from some people like "not all people can do that" and I'm like of course not, even me! I just try to make a way!! smh

    I am 85% going to fitbloggin, this year's conference was life changing for me. I just hope those flights get a little affordable!

    1. SOOO glad to know I am not alone!

      I saw your recaps and got so pumped! Keep me posted.. maybe we can try to schedule flights out of NY together. :) I will keep an eye out for the flights. Last time I checked it was $500+

  2. I love the image for this post- it's perfect!

    1. Thank you! :) That's how I felt when I was having the convo with the person. lol


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