So today whilst I was doing my morning workout my boyfriend was taking photos of me (I like to get pics to post on my business Instagram) In the hope that I will motivate someone out there to get up and just do it and to practice what I preach.
Anyways there were these two guys behind us who I over heard mocking us about taking photos.. which lead me to rage and feel slightly discouraged myself.. This has been my first negative experience at the gym 90% of the members are so humble and helpful...so why did it make me feel this way?
Here I am at the gym on a Friday at 530AM before work, trying to better myself and work on my health, the key thing TRYING and they go ahead and drop judgement like that. The world is hard enough without being criticized, perhaps they should have just focused on what they were doing, instead of what we were doing?
I think the reason this has pi$$ed me off the most was the thought of this happening to someone else who was new at the gym or was building their confidence (me 3 years ago), what if because of what these guys said that person didn't come to the gym again? because they were discouraged and felt upset over the comments someone else made about them?
After today I can see why people join gyms and don't come back, and that makes me super sad. Why should people who are trying to better themselves and who are starting a journey of health and fitness be discouraged and put down by others.
I absolutely love my gym (pretty sure half the population in my hood does too) it is filled with lots of inspiring fit people, which are happy to help out and offer advice during their workout.
The point of this blog post/rant is to make you think before you speak, words can be cruel and effect people differently.
Be an encourager the world has enough critics already - Dave Willis