The double standard

I have been meaning to write about this for a while. I think I ‘ve touched on this issue over the course of a few blog posts but now is the time to call it out.

I have talked about this with many of you, my awesome boot campers…the fact that there is a double standard in the health and fitness world.
This is for those of you who have lost weight and have committed to making it out to boot camp (or whatever your fitness activity of choice) 3 or more times a week, for those of you that have followed the boot camp nutrition plan or whatever healthy eating guide and have lost weight have all encountered the haters.
You know there are poeple who say that you are obsessed with working out or say you have become strict with your food, when they are actually the ones who are policing your food and what you eat.
Think of the people who say you have lost enough weight or that you are starting to look sick or the ones that have a laundry list of things to sway you off track.
Why is it socially acceptable for people to comment on how fit people live but heaven for bid we call out the non healthy people?
What kind of hell on earth would be released if you said to someone,”do you really need to eat that cookie” or “wow, you are so fat, are you just going to keep getting fatter?”
I think people who sit in front of the tv for 3-5 hours a night watching tv are obsessed and their minds are going to mush.
Why is it ok for those fit haters to say something but you could potentially be slapped or unfriended if you question someone overweight??
Why is it socially acceptable to be rude to healthy people? How dare we question someone who is overweight but they can question us about taking care of our health… holy double standard.
I know that it boils down to a jealousy issue. For those of us who want to be fit and healthy we commit to that lifestyle which at times can be hard.
ANYONE can sit in front of the tv or come up with excuses as to why they can’t.
Could you imagine if you question your co-worker about watching 3hrs of tv a night?  “Who do you think you are” 3hrs is average. That’s awful and scary, but for some reason they can’t carve out an hour a day or pry themselves away from the TV to improve their health because they just possibly can’t miss their favourite show…really???
Priorities.  Easy is easy…..effort is AWESOME!!
I would love to say to someone who questions me and my health and fitness habits about how they are using tax dollars and draining our healthcare system.It is no badge of honour that you are on 5 kinds of meds for obesity related disorders.
Next time someone questions you and your commitment to your health tell them what they need to hear….reverse the double standard.
Political correctness or political niceness has gone overboard. I know that I am healthy and I am teaching my kids healthy habits and how to live a healthy lifestyle and that my needs are just as important.
I know all of you sports parents have 101 excuses why you can’t miss a practice but you are the same people hitting the drive thru and feeding your kids fast food on their way to their “healthy” activities. WHAT…hello double standard?????   Geesh….simmering down, that is a separate post.
Be healthy – be fit and be proud of it-you worked hard, wear it with pride….not only wear the pride you can also rock the skinny jeans…not many can, but you can because you worked for it!
Here is some strength in pictures for you.

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  1. Right on Carrie. This weekend in fact I was told by a group of not so fit people that “I needed a few hamburgers” . If I had said to them “you need to run a few miles” I would have been considered to be rude.

  2. Carrie, Grat blog! I could have not written this better. I get those comments all the time…you don’t need to work out…You can afford to eat that and my favorite….size 0 is not healthy!!!!!! What if i dared and said size 20 should be illegal? Anyways, I don’t judge peoples’ choices so all I ask is that I am not judged either.

    Cheers

  3. Hey Carrie, I read your blogs always…I had to comment on this one! Woohoo! Although I don’t workout with you I do workout! I agree with everything you write. Keep up the awesome work and honesty.

    Debbie

  4. So true! When I started seeing results from boot camp people immediately started asking when I was going to quit. It was a strange idea that I wanted to continue even though I had lost “enough weight”. I enjoy getting outside and regardless of how bad my day has been I always feel better after being active at boot camp. It relieves any stress that I have.

  5. Excellent post, Carrie! I could write a book about jelaousy and haters! It gets much easier to deal with them once one realizes that Jelaousy is an emotion run and fueled by insecurity and therefore the problem is them, not us…

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