Don't bring me down, bro.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
I got an email saying that a newspaper photographer would be taking pictures of my kick boxing class tomorrow night. I thought this was pretty cool so I shared it with a friend and told her that I was pretty happy that my 'following' has been giving me some amazingly positive feed back lately as well.
She responded by telling me that I was conceited and that all I talked about was fitness. We've been friends since we were 6 years old, you think she would realize that this is my career and of course I want to share accomplishments with my friends.
I realize my life sometimes revolves around fitness, but when you work 70ish hours a week there's not a whole lot of free time to do other things worth talking about... It's never my intention to be conceited or stuck on myself (and I apologize if I've ever come off as so). Fitness is my passion and doesn't it only makes sense for me to be happy about good things that happen in my fitness life? I feel like people keep trying to drag me down and I won't have it.
That being said, I would like to apologize if I have ever sounded conceited about the compliments or good things that have happened in my instructor life. Like I said, it's never my intention to come off that way.
The truth of it is yes, I sometimes have some very flattering things said about me and the work I do. Yes, it is nice to hear those things, that doesn't make me less of a person. I'm sure you guys like to hear you did a good job or for someone to tell you your pretty. Just because someone gives you a compliment doesn't mean it automatically goes to your head. I get excited when I get such good feed back because I have worked my way from being 180 pounds, obese, to be a fitness 'diva' (as my boss calls me) and being a person people can approach for work out and fitness advice. it is very exciting to be lucky enough to come so far and I am very humbled by my journey. Instructing was a thing I only dreamed I would be able to succeed at so seeing myself move forward in the fitness world is so exciting.
I've come a long way, I didn't think being excited about the good things was as terrible as she made it out to be.