Being healthy is crazy…(“haters gonna hate”)

H-E-L-L-O summer!!!!!

Personally, I am loving the heat we have had all week! For those of you that know me, you know I cannot stand the winter, so I love that we are having real summer temperatures!

Wednesday night was a hot one in Georgetown and our team, like every night stilled continued on with boot camp – (it has to be pretty bad for boot camp to be cancelled)
Everyone made sure they had lots of water and I brought extra water and ice to make sure everyone stayed cool.

We had several stations set up, one being a run up and down a hill. I was running with Vicki and Toni and as we were coming up the hill a lady driving by slowed down and gave us the international sign for crazy.

You so CRAZY!

I was shaking my head….then I got mad (hence this blog post)
Vicki said..”did you see that?”
Did I see the lady who was extremely overweight (edited as not to offend), driving by and giving us a dirty look followed by the crazy sign? Yeah, I saw it and I’m glad that I did.

Why is it this woman thought it was crazy that we worked out??
Why is it crazy that we have our health as a priority??
Yes it was hot.  Yes we took precautions to make sure our workout was safe.
Every sport in town still happened.  Kids played soccer, football, ball hockey, etc, so why is it crazy that we still stayed on track with our fitness?

So why is it acceptable for people to criticize others for being healthy? Why do people think it is ok to talk smack to others because they do things that they are not willing to do????

Would it be ok for me to walk into through a mall food court (gagging on the gross smells) and point to overweight people and give them the international sign for crazy while they chow down on fried chicken, burgers, fries and god only knows what???????????

Or would it be ok for me to give the sign for crazy while I was out and saw someone eating ice cream??

Holy Hanna, I think people would drop their fried chicken and ice cream and want to chase me down (not that they could because their hearts are covered in saturated fat)

Chase me down, HA! What was I thinking, that would never happen, they would probably just keep eating thinking that I’m the crazy one!So why is ok for people to talk trash or try to beat us down for being healthy??

We all have or have had people in our lives that want to keep us down.
Family or people at work that are fat food pushers.  “Oh just have some, who cares about your diet?  You must be starving.” Blah, blah, blah

People who are unsupportive are jealous because they are too lazy to do the work that it takes.  So to feel better about themselves, they criticize those around them. (Hmmm, sounds a lot like what bullies do.)  It’s easier to eat that cupcake then to actually exercise.  It is easier to eat pizza and bitch and moan about clothes not fitting then to actually exercise and make healthy food.

Boot Campers, stay strong.  Don’t let the haters get you down.

I am so proud of each and every one of you FOR SHOWING UP.
If exercising despite the conditions is crazy—then call me crazy!!

If crazy is not looking for excuses -then call me crazy.

If crazy is caring about my health and wanting to be fit and strong, then call me crazy.

I need to do a remix of the Carly Rae Jepson song–instead of “call me maybe” my version will be “call me crazy”.




  1. I too am crazy, I was playing ball on Wednesday evening and yes, it was a scorcher and yes, we were warm, but, we did have our beverages and they were cold and refreshing, but, we moved our bodies, laughed our heads off and had the time of our lives! Great rant, well deserved raking for those that would rather sit and complain than get those bodies moving!
    Inspirational as always Carrie, wish I lived closer, would so be one of your boot campers!
    Have a fabulous day!
    Nerina 🙂

  2. I used to be a person that would have thought we were all nuts this week and that is was WAY too hot to exert one’s self! Not overweight, but ignorant … I’ve learned a lot over the past three years and I am proud to have become the “hated”. Thanks Carrie!

  3. Being crazy is fun…as hot as it was I thought that Wednesday’s bootcamp was one of the more rewarding…talk about cleansing your body!!!

  4. Well said! I am proud to be part of this group of crazies! Funny that exercising in this heat is making me feel better than doing nothing and feeling slow and lazy!!! I have so much more energy this week!

  5. How did you keep yourself in check Carrie? I think I might have “lost it”! Lol. Pride is the first word that came to my mind after reading your post. Although I wasn’t there on Wednesday, I would have beamed back at her. I am so proud to be a bootcamper–rain, snow, sleet, heat…bring it on. Jealousy will get the haters no where!

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