In the fitness world, we are like snowflakes. No two people trying to lose weight, build muscle, eat healthy are exactly alike. We have different bodies, different goals, different loves (and hatred) for various forms of exercise and eating.
I love taking walks. I love fun 5k runs (except I walk them). I’m learning to love lifting. I love dance fitness DVDs, some of the P90x videos and I now tolerate Brazil Butt Lift about twice a year….for a few days.
I have friends who absolutely do NOT want to weight lift. For some, they fall under the “I don’t want to look like Arnold” misconception but for many, they just don’t wanna. I have friends who have to go to the gym and they LOVE to go to the gym. Some of them can run on the treadmill for an hour. Some love the different classes. Some love the weights.
I have friends who hate any form of cardio. Some of them love to lift weights, some just don’t exercise at all- in any form.
We are all different and I respect each of my friends, their goals, likes, dislikes and opinions. I even respect the ones who choose to lead unhealthy lifestyles. They know how I feel. If they want to jump on the bandwagon, I’ll pull them along myself.
Our fitness movement is growing every day. Let’s not allow social media to start a war within ourselves- “they” love to do that. Look what they’ve done to moms and politics. Let’s band together, learn to love each other, learn from each other, support each other no matter how we choose to get fit and healthy.
Don’t break down others because they don’t share your opinion. Share your love, share your passion, share your tips and share your advice. You might just change someone’s perception.