What I REFUSE to feel guilty about
Friday, June 03, 2011
I refuse to feel guilty for working out, for taking 1 hour a day to do what I want, which is to exercise so that I can reach my goals of becoming fitter, healthier and more confident in myself.
I also refuse to feel guilty for being the odd one out because I do not want dessert or the fattening / sugary so-called"treat".
I adamantly refuse to feel bad because I want to eat healthy things.
I know that this sometimes makes people feel guilty themselves because then they think about the crap they are putting in their bodies or make them realize how little they exercise. A lot of people I know think that exercising every day is mad. No it is not. If you are trying to lose weight or become more healthy, exercising every day is the norm or ideal.
I love my friends and family but sometimes it seems they are sabotaging my efforts and it's so annoying! It's mostly unintentional but it's still difficult. Like it's not hard enough to motivate yourself to workout or eat the healthy snack, now I have to contend what others people think, say or do. It shouldn't matter but it does. Currently I am living with my parents while I sort out things this year and they are doing me a great service. But I wish certain individuals wouldn't make me feel guilty because I place losing weight as my main priority and am very careful about what I eat and make sure I exercise often. It would be easier if people would just let me be, but everyone has an opinion on something, such as whether I'm eating enough (1,500 cals a day is normal for people losing weight!); exercising too much; and other such things.
I've come to the point where I exercise in secret so that I won't get told off! I'm 27 years old and trying to get fit so that I don't end up like the other females in my family who are all obese or have had eating disorders.
One day, I will live how I want to be and do what I want, when I want. Until then, I have to manage my current situation and stay calm.