I’ve been recovering from a back injury the last (nearly) 2 weeks and, although I’ve kept up with my workouts (only missed one day!) I’ve had to do a lot of modifying and haven’t wanted to sit at a desk any longer than what my day job requires. Therefore, no posts.
But it seems that I’m on the mend (fingers crossed) and hopefully I’ll be able to give my workouts 100 percent soon – although I’m not going to push it. A back injury is serious enough and I don’t need to make it any worse.
So, in the meantime here’s a little inspiration:
And isn’t that so true? When I’m around people who are talking exercise and clean eating and health, it’s all I want to do and eat and say.
Here’s a little story tho, a few years ago on my personal blog site I was talking about fitness and exercise and all that jazz and one of my friends commented something like “You know, you talk way too much about exercise. It’s really annoying.” To which I replied something to the effect “Well, exercise and fitness are things I’m really passionate about and honestly, has been really good for my mental health.” She then replied “Well your constant talk about exercise is really bad for my mental health!”……………………..Um, okay.
What it broke down to, and she admitted to me later, was that she was having trouble hearing about fitness and my weight loss journey because she’s overweight and wasn’t willing to do anything about it. (Hello, problem solved!) Eventually she did ask me for help with losing weight and to be inspirational to her. I told her I was more than happy to help aim her in the right direction and do whatever else if she was willing to listen to me. Well, that sort of worked: we got her a gym membership and she went for about 3 or 4 months (a great start for anyone, by the way) but she wasn’t willing to change her eating habits. One who does not EVER consume fruits or vegetables (EVER!!) will not lose weight or get fit OR HEALTHY on fried foods, and simply meat and sugar. It’s unhealthy and quite honestly, it’s just gross.
I don’t do negativity well. I like being around happy people and people who are often going to share in the same likes and hobbies, etc. We inspire each other. We push each other. We encourage each other. I don’t want my life or my blog to ever be negatively impacting to someone else. I will never discourage or disparage anyone for their weight, size, level of fitness or the like. If you want encouragement, I’m here for you. If my success is detrimental to your mental health than more than likely there’s something else going on with you.
Wishing each of you success in your endeavors.