Remember our “What’s your excuse” friend Maria Kang? She recently created a after posting a picture on Facebook highlighting her fit body with three little kids, apparently and inadvertently implying to many that she perpetuated a feeling of inferiority amongst those who are not at her level. I understood her intention, but I also understand how that approach can get women worked up. First of all, health comes in many different shapes and sizes. And if there is one thing I’ve learned about motivating people to make themselves better in any realm of life, it is using POSITIVE motivational comments.
Before I became a gym junkie, I remember my thoughts of physically fit people… “They were all stuck up jerks who judged people that didn’t look like them.” I think what Maria Kang unintentionally did, unfortunately, solidified that misconception for many people. I also previously had a bad habit of coming up with excuses to not exercise or eat well! 🙂 Now I have a greater appreciation for the importance of health, wellness, and even physical competition. I’ve also learned that people at the gym are happy, NICE people! They may look intimidating, but if you talk to them they are super happy to help. They know that half the battle is showing up to the gym, and they know what it takes to be in greatshape- it’s not easy! But it can be easy to incorporate exercise into your life along with dietary habits to improve health, which is most important.
I’m not here to ask you what your excuse is, I’m here to tell you that you don’t need an excuse if you don’t want to have one.
Please don’t let Maria scare you away from becoming a healthier you. I promise you won’t turn into a meanie!