I have often said how great the support is that I get from people who read this blog and follow my facebook page. I great fantastic support from friends and family also. But just lately I have been getting a few comments that rub me the wrong way.
I have been told a couple of time lately not to take things too seriously. And that I put too much pressure on myself. I really don't think this is the case at all. Do I get disappointed when I gain weight? Of course I do. Who wouldn't. Do I avoid going out and having a good time? No I don't. Do I watch what I eat and drink when I go out? Of course I do.
It's the 18yrs of NOT caring about what I eat and drink that got me into this situation. At the start of the year I made a commitment to myself that in 2013 my health and fitness were going to come first. This isn't something that can be done half hearted. Trust me I have tried that before and clearly it doesn't work.
I am tired of people telling me that I still need to have fun and 'live'. I know this! And I am trying to work my way through it. But I can't just eat & drink what I like. This weekend is the perfect example. I played 5 games of hockey in 3 days and I made reasonable food choices. Definitely better choices then I would have made in the past. I did drink and go out. I did eat a few things I shouldn't have. And I gained 800grams. I know that it could have been soo much worse. I am not beating myself up about it. I am learning from it and moving on.
One of the things that annoys me the most is when I get constant 'advice' from people who are either overweight or have never been overweight themselves. I have someone in my life who constantly tells me what I 'should' be doing. What I 'should' be eating. I have lost 18kgs in 6 months. I am going to keep doing what I am doing because clearly it is working!
I am also getting a lot of people ask me what my goal weight is. So to put it out there it is 70kg. This would put me in the healthy BMI range. I also go on clothes size and would like to be a comfortable size 12. A lot of people tell me this isn't possible. More so when I tell them the weight I want to be. Why not??? Why can't I be as slim and as healthy as others?? It just takes commitment and support. I am committed and I have amazing support. It is just disappointing when the support doesn't come from the people you thought it would.
Rant over. I am geared up for a great week. I am starting to get organised for my half marathon at the end of September. I am running from our farm into town 21km to raise money for the local golf & tennis clubs to buy a defibrillator.
Like I said at the beginning of this post I love the support I get from everyone on my blog and facebook page. You are all what has made me get as far as I have. I honestly think that I would have given up by now had it not been for your support and well wishes.
How do you handle people who like to give 'advice' or knock you down??