Today’s Fit Dish link up topic is an interesting one. I am not quite sure where to go with this so I am going to ramble and hope it all makes sense. Before I do, thanks to Jill Conyers and Jessica Joy for hosting!
I have convo’s all the time. It is a part of my job! I create and deliver wellness programs to various businesses so I often hear from employees that have questions, comments, or concerns regarding wellness. Not everyone loves fitness. I get that. We all have our likes and dislikes.
But, when I meet someone that absolutely hates fitness or anything wellness-related, I often think, “Too bad because fitness can turn that frown upside down.” It is not my job to change his or her mind. Stages of change, anyone? Not everyone is fully ready for a change in a certain area (fitness included). However, I love that through living a healthy life I can plant a seed at the very least. We are all on our own journey and in every aspect of life, we are growing at different rates.
There is another end of the totum pole that I want to mention here too. What about the non-credible fitness enthusiasts? Aghh, I cringe! The peeps that tout all sorts of health-related bullshit that isn’t really factual and just creates more and more confusion. I know I have mentioned it before, but most diet and fitness plans are plans that worked for that specific individual. To then claim that it is the BEST for everyone and we should all try it is nonsense. Our taste buds are different, our bodies and genetics are different, our interests are different, and heck even our goals may be different. Not everyone wants to look a specific way! So keep that in mind whenever you read, “Lose weight fast” and “Best diet ever” type of posts or articles. Be your body’s CEO! Don’t let anyone else take that role for you!
I can’t say I have many actual conversations with the non-credible fitness enthusiasts, but I often want to. If only I could tell every diet pill maker to f*** off, I totally would. I have friends that buy into the quick and easy fix, but man oh man is it just a waste of money. Hellooooooo, marketing scheme! It breaks my heart though because certain diets, rigid exercise plans, taking weight loss pills, etc. only lead people further away from a healthy and happy lifestyle that works specifically for him or her. What’s left could be disordered eating, insecurities, depression, overexercising, guilt, and shame.
Turns out when I ramble I get REALLLLLLLLL. Ya know what I’m sayin? So, I guess the gist of it all is that I strongly believe in trusting yourself, loving yourself, and being good to yourself. Even if I can’t change someone’s mind in that regard, I can be a positive influence and perhaps plant a little wellness seed.