Do you ever think maybe it isn't us; it's them?
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Thanks for stopping by my very first blog post. I've been thinking about this topic for awhile and needed to air our my grievances. I have been looking at a lot of spark pages and blogs lately, as well as talking with friends who are on a health journey. While I applaud the efforts of so many, after knowing the struggles I have face I still can't help but wonder. Are we really the ones in our own way of losing weight?
I see so many people beat themselves up for their love affair with diet coke and pizza, hating themselves for "falling off the wagon". But is it really our will power that is to blame?
I live a busy lifestyle as most people do. My boyfriend and I have full time jobs, hobbies, a puppy child and loving parents & families who we spend a lot of time with; on top of going to the gym every day and trying to be healthy. By the time dinner rolls around, I have no energy or patience to cook. At night after binge watching whatever is my latest TV obsession on Netflix I have no patience to meal prep for breakfast and lunch. While many in the health world would shame me for not meal prepping on a weekend, can ya really blame me?
We have so many conflicting views in our society today. The CEO's of major corporations figuring out how they can market their sodium and fat saturated quick fixes to satisfy our busy schedules and taste buds vs. the health guru's sharing their shame on you's for not waking up at 4 a.m. to cross fit or meal prepping instead of spending time with your loved ones.
We have messages of share a coke with so and so vs. get fit quick. Can't we all just get a long? When we have commercials, TV advertisements and a culture of celebrating around food is it no wonder that we are all overweight? And when another market is born to "help" us lose weight is it no wonder that the messaging is targeted towards there is something wrong with you; not the corporations?
Please stop beating yourself up for your down falls, they were aided and abetted by the man. You're doing the best you can in this crazy mixed up world.