I have never understood why some people have to put down others in order to feel superior. I don't think they truly understand or realize how they sound when they speak. Perhaps they do...but I prefer to think they do not.
I truly comprehend how personal and touchy one can become when struggling......obtaining a healthy lifestyle. The trick is to find other mind like people as oneself. I love to be around people that are similar to me in my approach...if not stronger. It keeps me on my toes body ....soul...and mind.
I have several friends I follow with their fitness routines.
My good friend Kim goes to the gym every morning before work. I see her status updates on her ....bootcamp...her elliptical....her walking.....and sauna time. I am rather envious of her SAUNA TIME! LOL!
Seriously....I hit like when I see her posts....and I am proud of my friend.
My friend Shannon always posts her workouts with her trainer. I again.....am proud of her and hit like.
Do they make me want to join a gym?
BUT...I am PROUD of them all the same. I am HAPPY for them. I know there are days when they wished to NOT go........
What do I do?
I mainly walk.
There...I said it.
I mainly walk. I do some jogging...but truth be known, my miles are for walking.
I like walking and when pool weather arrives...I shall swim to my hearts content.
For strength training, I do it twice a week. Should I add more? Probably, but for now..it is two or nothing. I choose to do the two times. I have it scheduled in....I am committed to those days and times.
Not sure why, but several people have made the comment that walking is not REAL exercise. I get this more than I should I feel.
I have to be honest.....it makes me defensive......and I should NOT feel this way. I find it odd that the people that make this comment are rather large themselves. Obviously whatever program they are doing....is not working. So....why put me down?
To make them feel better about themselves? Do they realize?
I have NEVER compared myself to others. My gym rat friends......they found what is working for them...and should be commended. I would never rain on their parade for working on improving themselves to be fit..and healthy.
Sometimes I fear my steps are low......I average 100 miles per month.....they are walking steps...not biking nor running steps...they are walking at my pace steps.
At our weight watcher meeting a few weeks ago...I member shared that she now stands during commercials instead of sitting down.
That is a step for her. Standing does burn more calories than sitting. By standing..she is not sitting and perhaps mindless eating. In time, she may add a few marching in place steps as she stands. The point is....she is doing what she can ...and what she is ready for. Who am I to judge her? Who are you to judge her? Good for her.
tivity .....are a lot like fruit. Apples and oranges are in the same category, but differ in benefits...the fact reminds..they are still in the fruit family......like EXERCISE...your preference....your taste.
Are my friends athletes?
NO...not in the purest sense of the word...but they are rockstars.
They are no different than the woman standing during commercials....
We all have to start somewhere .....
we all have to build on that......
and no one has the right to try to tear that down...unless...we let them....I let them.
Apples and oranges my friend.....apples and oranges.