February 19, 2012
Striver's Fitness Strivings Journal
"They" say that if you go on a diet, you should never tell anyone about it. Why? Because then the haters, naysayers, and sabotage-ers (saboteurs) come out of the woodwork. I must say, that in my experience, what "they" say is true...tis so very true.
I think the whole "hatin'" thing could be there amongst men too, but I know that as a woman, I definitely know that it's there, sometimes among people closest to you.
Casually mention you are on a diet, and it won't be too long before people start trying to feed you...
"You have to eat."
"Have you eaten anything today? Because if not, you should at least eat a salad."
"You've only had soup today? Well, you know if you don't eat anything, that's gonna cause you to gain more weight."
"We're never gonna be no real skinny girls..."
"Not eating is unhealthy!"
And on and on it goes. Bottom line, if you ask me, it is sabotage.
I feel that deep down, certain people just do not want to see you have success on a diet, because then that makes them look bad, especially if it is a friend that you hang out with on a daily basis.
You both have pounds to lose, you're succeeding, she's not. Next thing you know, she's offering to buy you lunch, or cooking up something delicious smelling in the kitchen when you come over
I really hate to talk like this about my girls, because I like them, and to be fair, some of them do support my efforts to get fit by summer (original goal was Spring, but hey, Spring is almost here already), but I feel like they hate on progress that they feel is intimidating to them.
Me, I'm not perfect, but I'm no hater either. If you are getting your shine on, then by all means continue to get that shine for yourself. Unfortunately, everyone does not feel like that.
These days, to stay committed to a diet, you have to battle your food cravings, your friends, and sometimes even family.
Just have to pray and try to stick with it.