Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I shall not be moved....
It has recently been made abundantly clear to me that some people are becoming rather annoyed with my semi-daily updates on Facebook about how many miles I've completed that day, or my new 5k time improvements, etc. And these people have been making snide comments and status' of their own that basically say 'shut up. we don't care.'
If they don't care....then why are they reading????
At first, I get very angry with these comments and snide remarks. I start to feel my blood pressure rising, my heart rate increasing. I want to punch the computer screen. I'm sorry, excuse me for being enthusiastic. Please excuse my annoying, and apparently meaningless, habit of setting goals and REACHING THEM. I'm so sorry for being PROUD of myself for how far I've come with my weight loss and physical fitness. You're completely right...I really need to "get over" that pesky idea of positivity, determination, and motivation....how silly of me. Its even been ambiguously stated that my constant updates about my weight loss and fitness goals are a ply for "constant attention, seeking praise, receiving recognition as an ego boost".
I SHALL NOT BE MOVED!
In this life I have learned (so far) that adversity will inevitably follow any real and wonderful success you may have. For me, there are (obviously) people out there who resent the fact that I have lost weight, become fit, have a positive outlook on life, and that I want to share that positivity with others so that they too, may become inspired and/or motivated to do the same! Where does this resentment come from? I've asked myself this repeatedly. What can I do to get it across to them? Its not about recognition, its not about boosting my ego, its not about getting constant praise. Its about bettering myself, its about prolonging my life, its about ENJOYING life by being fit and healthy and happy. Its about the pure happiness and content I experience when I help a fellow Youtube weight loss vlogger. When I hear from one of my many YT friends that a comment I left or something I may have said in this blog inspired them or pulled them out of the negative slump they were in, its a high that's better than any drug out there. I HELPED SOMEONE OUT THERE! Its a feeling I wish each and every one of you can experience.
I'm sure that many of you who are also on this journey of weight loss and personal fitness have experienced this adversity (and if you haven't....you probably will at some point). There is always going to be someone who wants to 'rain on your parade'. Always. However, like many things in life, its important how you handle that adversity. Don't let them win. Don't let them think that their words hold any weight with you. Simply shrug your shoulders, move on, and forget about them. You are better than that. You are loved by many others who support you and your quest for health. Those who want to be snide, rude, or degrading will not go far in life. Life is all about your attitude and how you handle difficult situations. When you have a poor and negative attitude like theirs, its no wonder that you don't accomplish anything of real meaning or purpose.
"People like that are just road bumps. Just run them over and leave them in the rear view"
- Andrew from the YT WLC