Life, Weightloss

The Facebook Comment

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I received an uneducated and judgmental comment on my post last night. The person that posted it deleted it minutes later. I’m assuming she posted before she actually read what I wrote. I was told “enough is enough” and “please don’t lose more weight” and that “it is possible to go overboard with working out.”

First, she’s right. It is possible to go overboard with working out. However, what she doesn’t realize is how much you actually have to workout to reach that point and the signs of overdoing it. I don’t feel exhausted. I’m not constantly aching. My immune system isn’t low. My sleeping habits are normal and consistent. I’m not gaining fat. I certainly don’t have a loss of appetite. Etc. etc. I’m not perfect. I have a hard time listening to my body at times, but I’ve gotten better and know when to take an extra rest day. I’m constantly learning and listening to my body. It takes time and it’s always changing. I do NOT push myself further than what is recommended. If I was pushing myself too hard my coaches would be the first ones to say something.

Second, I surround myself with professionals (doctors, dietitians, coaches, athletes) who are WELL educated on the recommended weight for my body, my height, my age, etc. I don’t just lose weight for fun. Yes, I have a few more pounds I’m working towards dropping and then that’s it. It’s all about maintenance. It’s all about building muscle. It’s all about lowering my body fat percentage. Losing weight is damn hard. It’s the hardest thing you’ll ever do. It’s the hardest commitment and longest I’ve ever made. I don’t just make random goals to lose 6 pounds there and 2 pounds here for a good time. It’s about my health and my future.

Third, enough is NOT enough. This is my life. This is how I choose to live it. This is what I choose to talk about and share. This is what is important to me. This is who I am. This is what I read about and study and practice. This is second nature to me. I share because I am proud. I share to inspire. I share to motivate. I share to encourage. If for even a second you are bothered by me or my story or feel the need to share your insecure and uneducated comments let me introduce you to the unfollow button. It’s this magical button we all have at the top of our profile that will in-fact make my posts disappear from your feed. I’d also like to point out that the unfriend button is located right before it and you are more than welcome to push it.

Lastly, for the first time in my life, I look in the mirror at myself and I love what I see. Yes, I see imperfections, but they aren’t screaming back at me. I see an hourglass figure I’ve never seen before. I see a waist I love. I see toned shoulders that bring me joy. I see a girl who doesn’t think twice about posting a post-workout selfie that includes a blotchy face, no makeup and gym hair. I see legs I’m planning on putting in shorts next summer for the first time since I was 12 years old. I see the confidence and hard work. I see HEALTH. I see LOVE.

I have many hobbies and interests in life. I have so many things I love and things I surround myself with. My weight is the LEAST interesting thing about me. I am more than just this journey, but this journey is also a huge part of who I am. If you truly believe this is all I have to offer and all I am interested in than you are very ignorant of who I am and are not needed in my life.

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family, friends, Life, Uncategorized, Weightloss

The Facebook Post

“Are you still watching what you eat?” “What did she eat for Thanksgiving?” “You don’t want to gain any of that weight back, huh?”

Those are just some of the comments I get on the regular. Listen to me when I say I eat what I want when I want. I don’t restrict myself, but there are also many things I don’t want to eat and it’s not because they’re unhealthy. I just find myself preferring healthier options and not being as satisfied with a piece of cake. I find myself preferring to eat at home and not at restaurants. I just eat differently now and choose to fuel my body in a better way. Friday I stopped to eat my lunch at 230. My mom said, “You’re eating again? Didn’t you just eat? What was that if it wasn’t lunch?” It had been three hours since I ate and what she was referring to was my first snack. I eat five meals a day (breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner) and trust me if I don’t eat you probably don’t want to be around me. I’ve worked and I continue to work extremely hard. Some days are easier than others and honestly the last 6 months have been the easiest and it’s getting easier. What I’m eating and when I’m eating is constantly observed and talked about. It’s something that makes me uncomfortable, but it’s also something I understand. We all know what we need to do to reach our goals. It’s a matter of putting what we know into our daily routine. It’s about forming habits. You’re either ready to start or you’re not. Either way, it’s okay. That girl in the first photo knew one day she was going to change her life. She honestly knew it. But she knew that day wasn’t THE day. Next time you judge someone by what they’re eating and how much of it (healthy or not) take note and maybe stop and think about why you’re making judgments or making comments. I can guarantee it has nothing to do with that person and everything to do with your own insecurities. I honestly pay zero attention to what the people around me are eating. I don’t care. I care about what I’m fueling my body with and my body alone. Ps. I didn’t mean to mean mug in that picture. 😂 I just finished a hard Thanksgiving Day workout and my face was still half frozen. Haha

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