Sticks and Stones

Hello everyone! Happy Sunday and welcome back to my blog! I hope everyone has had a positive and productive week! Here we are in November already… what?! I could have sworn that it was March just last week! I’m mentally preparing myself for the inevitable plethora of Christmas decor that will be flooding the stores starting tomorrow morning, and I will be watching Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas at least once weekly from now until Christmas Day. ‘Tis the season, am I right?

As far as a small update on my life: This week, my focus has been on getting back on track as far as my clean eating is concerned. I’ve been mostly successful at this which is encouraging for me, but my workouts have really been struggling! I haven’t had a lot of energy and it’s really taken a toll on how much work I’ve been able to put in at the gym. I got rested up today and I’m ready to go into this next week energized and refocused towards my goals! How are you guys doing on your fitness journeys? I would love to hear from you!

Quick announcement before I get started: I have now linked a Twitter with my Instagram! I haven’t put much on it yet but I will try to update it regularly so if you guys are interested the handle is xfittiffx, same as my Instagram! I love being able to connect with people via social media, so be sure to check it out! Also, don’t forget to send me any questions you have or ideas for future blog topics!

Today I wanted to talk a little bit about the ~haters~ (because weirdly enough, they exist) and how I’ve handled them. I never thought when starting up my fitness lifestyle that I would come across people who weren’t supportive. I mean, seriously? We’re the most obese country in the world, and someone is going to judge ME because I like to eat clean and work out? What?!

But believe it or not, those haters exist! I have had several people tell me that at this point, I’m “too thin”. This goes directly against several other people who have told me that I’m “too bulky”. I really don’t see how I can be both, so if you guys have any ideas about that, feel free to send them my way. A lot of other people have poked fun at my diet or my lifestyle, and said that I’m obsessed or that I should enjoy myself more. Honestly, I love my lifestyle. No, I don’t always eat all the junk food that I want to eat or get dessert when I go out to dinner. Yes, I may have less time to lay around watching Netflix or catching up on American Horror Story because I spend at least an hour at the gym every day. But I still enjoy myself plenty this way. Others have always made sure to inform me that I will not look like those fitness models and gurus that I look up to or get motivation from. “You know that’s not possible, right?” Thanks for the vote of confidence, guys! No, really. Thanks.

Usually what I’ve found is that the people who are saying these things are the people who are bitter because they don’t have the dedication that it takes to do it themselves. For whatever reason, some people feel better about themselves when they put others down. If they’re ridiculing you, it makes them feel like what you’re doing is actually ridiculous, and it’s easier for them to justify not doing it.

Being healthy and having this lifestyle isn’t easy. It takes a lot of dedication and intrinsic motivation, and I know that dealing with negative people can really put a damper on that. It’s hard to hear things like that, whether they’re coming from someone whose opinion you value or not. I really want to encourage you to keep going and keep working toward a healthier you! No matter what other people say, your health is the most important part. As long as you are pursuing your lifestyle and goals in a healthy way, I 100% support you saying “see ya later” to the haters and keeping on your grind.

I hope you guys have a great rest of your Sunday night! Tomorrow is Monday so don’t forget to NEVER MISS A MONDAY and get at it!

xx Tiffany

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2 thoughts on “Sticks and Stones

  1. YES GIRL I UNDERSTAND 100%!!!! I have had unsupportive friends, and it is not fun. BUT I’ve had reallllly supportive friends which has been so great and encouraging. Keep it up!

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  2. I like it! Methinks I have only heard of people talking about what you yourself are actually doing here. Physically, you can never improve upon what is a personal, attainable reality, but I think – as many of the greats have as well – you will find yourself stretching much farther than you thought originally possible. Keep going today!

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