1 month ago
You probably think I wanted to type ‘fat shaming’ but I don’t. It concerns the negativity concerning people who succeed in turning their couch potatoism into a healthy lifestyle with good nutrition and exercise. Even though it appeara as if half of the insta population uses the hash tag #fitnessmodel , only few people succeed in transforming. People aren’t used seeing drastic changes so they respond in both negative and positive ways.
About 5 years ago I decided to needed to watch what I eat a little bit better, because I felt my body couldn’t recover well. I already had an athletic physique, but my body was grateful that I gave it nutrition instead of plain fuel. I gained muscles mass and lost body fat. I was aware of the fact that people often project their own insecurities on you, but if my skin were a bit thinner, I probably would have decided to go back to my one bag of Lays and half a bag of sour patches habit. Most reactions were very positive and supportive, but some were just nasty. I wasn’t showing off my body on instagram as I do now. Luckily those close to me were very supportive, but I’m aware that it easily could have been the other way around. People kept asking me if I was on social media, as they wanted me to share my journey.
If you encounter negativity from dear ones it could be out of their own insecurity, but I’ve seen people who lost 10 pounds turn into annoying douche bags giving unsolicited advice. Don’t do that, mkay? Some people aren’t ready yet.
If they can’t understand, agree to disagree, embrace the difference or let each other go. Some people need time to understand your transformation. They don’t have to understand you. You don’t have to understand them. Validate yourself instead of seeking approval from others.
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