I'm sure I'm not the only one who's tired of hearing people say things like "You don't need to lose weight" or "You're getting too thin" or "Just accept yourself the way you are."
A bit of background: So far, I've lost about 40 pounds, and I'm basically at my original goal weight, but I still have a long way to go in achieving my fitness goals, and I still need to lose a bit more fat.
Yesterday was my first day of bikini boot camp. Upper body is a little sore but hey, no pain no gain! Today they weighed me and took my body composition, and gave me a diet plan which I'm going to slightly modify. It feels SO GOOD to have support from people who GET IT! And I love how they said to me, "We don't tell you what your goals should be. We just help you achieve them." Ta da! Everybody else is like, "Oh no, you're fine the way you are, don't change anything!"
Why the hell would you tell somebody NOT to achieve their goals and live their dreams? Why would you try to hold somebody down instead of lifting them up? If someone told you they want to be more successful in their career, or make more money, or play better basketball, or become a better singer, you wouldn't say, "Oh no, you shouldn't make any improvements! You should just stay the way you are!" How the hell does that even make sense? Of course most of the people saying that are out of shape themselves, so there ya go. Maybe they feel intimidated? I don't know, it makes no sense to me.
It just feels like I'm surround by people who want me to stay out of shape and not get fit. It feels like they're trying to sabotage me and hold me down, and that pisses me off. Do not EVER try to put limits on me, because I will smash through every single limitation that you try to build around me. I'm not going to stay mediocre just so you can feel better about yourself, or whatever it is that your problem is. (People out there in meat space. And a few online as well.)
Another thing I get is, "Oh no, if you keep going you're going to get too skinny!" First of all, I'm not trying to be skinny. I'm trying to be FIT. I'm trying to be strong and toned. Second of all, I'm a size 12. I'm not even anywhere close to being too skinny. Too skinny is like three planets away from where I am right now. I don't even know what the hell these people are talking about. Are they on LSD? Are they having hallucinations? I truly do not understand what they're worried about. Third, at this point in my journey, it's not just about losing "weight". It's about losing FAT and building MUSCLE. It's about changing my body composition. But these ding dongs just don't get it.
It's like I'm living in the Twilight Zone where people think that being fat and out of shape is healthy, and getting fit is unhealthy. Like the world is upside down. You would think that people would encourage healthy habits, but instead they just want to trip you up and make you fail. But the joke is on them, because every time somebody says some ignorant *kitten* to me, it just makes me want to try even harder, and prove them wrong.