People used to say to me- “you’re too skinny to workout.” Or “you don’t have to watch what you eat since you’re skinny. ” or “You’re ordering a salad? What, do you think you’re fat?” Then…”Oh your metabolism is catching up to you ” ( Real words of encouragement)
All this shit people used to say made me feel guilty for wanting to be healthy or for wanting to improve myself. Guilty, yes. I was second guessing myself each time I went to the gym or went for a walk…thinking, do I really need to workout? Do I really need the salad? So what did I do??? I quit going to the gym, I stopped ordering from the healthy side because I didn’t want people making fun of me. I gave in. I totally let them get to me and stopped doing what I wanted because other people didn’t think it was a good idea for me.
What I wish I could’ve done was stand up for myself and said- “It’s not about being skinny or fat, it’s about being healthy….it’s about being strong.” I can’t control what people are going to say to me….but I can control what I’m going to do with it. I choose to turn that negative shit off!