I am one of those really annoying people, although I (hopefully!) don’t be in your face about it all, that is very much a believer that if you want something bad enough, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.
It is something I live by (mostly) and, let’s face it, we’re all pretty damned good at finding excuses for not doing shit. Or stuff. Or things.
Confronted as well all are with the billionty and seven “get in shape for summer” blah going on at the moment, and the word “guilt” working its way into advertising and marketing, and a whole heap of rhetoric going on about healthy weight, body image, fat acceptance and … well, a whole heap of stuff … it had me reflecting.
Remember this image that caused some uproar a while back?
It’s an image that sticks with me, not because I “should” get out an exercise more, but because it reminds met that we all have something we want to strive for. That we can go for it, or we can make excuses for why we’re not going for it … whatever that ‘it’ is.
When it comes to “the perfect body” or “being in shape” or all the rest of it, well … here’s my take on it …
Yes, I could make up all the excuses under the sun for not being trim and taught. For not having toned arms, and having loads of jiggly bits. And a belly that really needs to be covered up, because there’s a good chance that any light reflecting off it will cause blindness.
Having spent a decade of my life coaching people out of making excuses for not being active/eating nutritious foods, and having spend a considerably amount of time being coached, myself, out of making bullshit excuses for not going for what I want, I haven’t made an excuse for a long time. In relation to my body structure and fat content, I mean.
The crux of it is, for me, and no doubt for many others, is that having the body of the woman in the first picture is not something I strive for. There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s just not something that I particulary want.
For me. Personally. I don’t care if others do.
For me, I just have other things that I would prefer to be doing, and having that body is lower on my list of priorities. Or, not on my list at all. I really don’t want this taken the wrong way; I don’t want it to turn into some fit toned person hating thing, with stupid comments like “nothing better to do with her time” and all sorts of other hateful stuff I have heard.
Because this is something that means a lot to a lot of people. Because they want it. Because it makes them feel good. Because it is a goal they want to acheive. For some, it