In the words of Jay-Z, get that dirt off your shoulders.
I’m talking about people’s harsh comments.
Relate it to your life however you want because it’s completely interchangeable. But I’m talking specifically about the dirt when it comes to working out and being healthy.
Why do all the rude comments come out when someone tries to better their life? Most of it stems from jealousy. Some is harmless (or so they think) play. And other times it’s downright bullying.
Whatever the case, you need to learn to brush it off if you want to be successful at anything in life.
Just yesterday I was eating a healthy concoction (recipe to be posted Friday) and I was asked what it was. I mentioned one ingredient in front of two people and immediately got a response from both of them as if they were barfing everywhere.
I used to let that bother me. Like, umm hello, did I ask YOU to eat it? No.
Said person also replied, “When I die, I want to go out knowing I lived my life to the fullest, not that I looked good and ate stuff like that.”
Just because I’m eating healthy doesn’t mean I’m not living my life to the fullest. I almost laughed in their face.
An immediate response from me had you said that a year or two ago would have been, “Well just because I don’t want a fat ass doesn’t mean I’m not living my life to the fullest.” Ya. I would have.
But today I’ve gotten to the point where I almost expect that sort of reaction from people. And snapping back with another ill-minded response would get me nowhere. So I politely accept their comments, smile and say “I like it” then leave it alone. Generally the conversation is over after that. If you put up a fight with them, that person is going to eat it up. They’re winning in their mind.
Oh ya and that working out situation? “Oh my gosh, all you ever do is work out. You’re obsessed. It’s unhealthy.”
Please tell me how bettering your body on the inside AND outside is unhealthy? You’re telling me drinking every weekend, eating processed garbage, and smoking is healthy? Ya. I didn’t think so.
Live your life in moderation and live it with no disrespect to other people.
I don’t judge you while you scarf down that twinkie at 3 in the afternoon, so don’t judge me as I eat my chicken and brown rice.
I don’t judge that you choose to slam some beers instead of working out so don’t judge my choice of going to the gym instead of drinking booze.
Am I perfect? No. Is that what I’m getting at? Absolutely not. You all know I love me some wine and oreos. Only not together. That would be weird.
I just wish this world were a little less judgmental. I’m guilty of it too. #nolie But I try to look at the positive of every situation, and if I do say something about another person, right after saying it I think.. what is wrong with me? Usually my negative comments stem from jealousy. But at least I can admit that and know where I need to start to improve on it.
You want to eat that chicken and brown rice but someone makes a nasty comment about it? Brush it off if that’s how you want to live your life. If not, change it.
You want to eat that cupcake but someone makes a nasty comment about it? Brush is off if that’s how you want to live your life. If not, change it.
So what have we learned here?
Judge less. Make the world a better place.