The WONDERFUL ladies of #fitnessblogworld have decided that THIS week we will be discussing how we deal with naysayers and the haters that don’t support us as we strive for our own fitness greatness and our rise to our own perfections 🙂 And thus…i wonder..does this happen to everyone?
I’ve been in contest prep for going on 16 weeks now, and i’ve only decided that i was going to do Women’s Bodybuilding and NOT Figure for about 10 of those weeks. I’m not sure if it happens to everyone in contest prep, but i find that now that i’m doing BB people are alot less respective of my choice.
It was one thing when they were annoyed that i couldn’t hang out with them, or that i wouldn’t call them cause i was too busy sleeping..or even that i wouldn’t attend their office celebrations because of the conflict with my diet and their hearty, high in fat foods, but now it’s just out of control. I’m finding myself getting more angry that people just CHOOSE to not understand. And worse they accuse me of wanting to be a man because i’m striving for more muscle than the average woman.
In the past what i’ve done is i’ve just cut those people out of my life. if you dont respect my lifestyle, if you choose to let my pleading words of “i’m sorry…i’m just too tired to see you today” go in one ear and out the other, then i’m just not having it. YOU’RE OUT!! yea that might sound mean, but seriously if you respect our friendship..and you understand how important competing means to me, or even how important this lifestyle means to me, then how DARE you call yourself my friend. Especially when on a weekly basis get mad at me for not skipping one training session…or staying awake long enough to drive the 40 min to see you when you know it’s dangerous for me to be on the road and be as exhausted as i am. I dont call that person a friend.
I think i was just in a place in my life where i had too many “aquaintances” that didnt really care about ME, but cared about what i could do for them. And i think when it came down to my health and competing and the disrespect..they crossed a line that i was no longer afraid to cross.
Now as far as the people who question how ridiculous it is for me to be a woman and wants to put on as much muscle as possible, well..those people don’t exist to me. I dont give them a second thought. It’s not worth my time, and i’m not going to spend it explaining it to someone who is close minded.
So..if you want to see how my #fitnessblogworld sisters handle their naysayers..click on our web blog: http://fitnessblogworld.wordpress.com or click on the many links below. KISSES!!