You’re Good Enough!

I had a conversation with another fitness professional recently and we were discussing how “haters gonna hate” (although we were more eloquent than that).

When you make the decision to change your life and to become a healthier person, there will always be someone – that one person – who will do whatever he or she can to keep you down.

I can attest to this.

After I’d made some changes and began eating better and exercising, I lost weight very quickly and my overall health changed.  Everyone was really supportive of me, my decisions, and my lifestyle.  Except one person.

This person, for whatever reason, wanted to make me feel bad for feeling good.  In fact, this individual even made a public comment that I looked sick and had “gone too far”.

Really?  I gave my life a makeover and worked my butt off to get healthy. Before that  was overweight, sedentary, and basically ate garbage.  But suddenly, now I’d gone too far?

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While you will always have tons of support while on your road to good health, you will also encounter a few people who jerks and will work to bring you down.  Either they’ll throw out a hurtful comment or a snide remark, or will just talk shit about you behind your back.  The truth is – and again, I’m calling a spade a spade – these few people are dissatisfied with their lives.  They’re jealous that you look and feel so damn good, and that you have accomplished (read: earned!) so much, and they, for whatever reason, don’t want to put in the effort to do the same for themselves.  So, in turn, they want to discourage you in hopes that they can bring you back down to their level.  DON’T LET THEM.

And if you need to, shake ’em off.

Remember, as always, You’re Worth It!

~FB

#youreworthit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Be Supportive

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Remember: we all start somewhere.  Be supportive.

#nojudgment

~Fit Bitch

Encourage Each Other

Encourage

Every day someone you know will start an exercise program.  Be supportive of him or her.  Regardless of whether you think the person will succeed or stick with it.

Frankly, it’s none of your business.  That person is trying.  And whether he/she is setting him/herself of for failure is not a significant factor.  What is significant is that he/she is trying.

Give this person your support.  Give this person some encouragement.  A lot of the time that’s all that is needed for success.

So often we are more than happy to discourage other people.  We are too quick to jump on a person’s aspirations and beat them down.  I’ve had my fair share of beat downs – plenty of people back in the day who told me my weight loss journey was going to fail.  Pffft!  Look at me now!

We are about to enter a new year.  Let’s all make a resolution to be a little nice and encouraging and lend some admiration to those who are just beginning their journeys.  A kind word and a pat on the back is, perhaps, all it will take to keep them going.

~Fit Bitch

 

She Did It (Now I Have To)

A few months ago I posted that my friend was going to run a 10k marathon and although I was unable to participate, I told her I would train with her and would match her run.  I’m proud to say that Sunday morning my girl Ames crossed the finish line in about 1 hr 20 mins.

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So, although I’ve been running a few times each week and following (somewhat) her training schedule, the last 2 weeks I’ve been taking my time with my running because of the medical emergency I have been dealing with.  I’ve gotten a few really good runs this last week but I’ll have to make the effort to complete my 10k sometime soon.

I’m used to running as I’ve been an avid runner for quite a few years.  I loved getting outside as often as possible to go for a nice long stretch of my sneakers on the pavement.  It was last year that I had to cut out running for a time as I’d had eye surgery and wasn’t permitted to run.  And once I was relieved of my “walking duty” I really only ran outside a few times.  Most of my runs for the past year have been inside on a treadmill.  It’s just too dangerous for me to be on the road, out in public – I have no depth perception in one eye and the risk of falling, tripping, sliding, stumbling, etc. is so high that I’ve limited myself.  But now I have a reason to get my butt back outside.  I made a commitment to myself and to my friend and I’m going to follow through with it.   Sometime within the next few weeks I will have documented my 10k run.

~Fit Bitch