I’m not sure why, but there is always so much hostility around people’s exercise and nutrition choices. And no, I’m not talking about someone’s own choices. OTHER’S choices.
I think I’ve seen 750931023 posts about the whole “crossfit is bad for you” debate, which really got me thinking about this topic.
Everyone you come across will boast about how their exercise routine is THE BEST EVER. Or that the way they eat is THE BEST WAY TO EAT. Um, yeah, it’s the best way for you, but it’s not the only way.
You crossfit? Good for you! You are doing kick-ass exercises that most people wish they could do.
You run? Go you! You have amazing endurance, and a can run far.
You lift weights? Great job! Strength training makes you strong and strengthens your bones and muscles.
You do yoga? Cool! Everyone could benefit from that, and to relieve stress.
You’re vegan? That’s awesome. Adding more plants to your diet is always a plus.
You’re paleo? Great! Focusing on real food is something everyone should do.
You track macros? Good! Allowing treats into your whole foods diet is important for balance and sanity.
No matter what you are doing – how you exercise, or how you eat – is great as long as it makes YOU feel your best, and is benefitting you and your life.
To me, exercise is exercise. It’s a heck of a lot better than sitting on the couch and eating twinkies all day. I don’t care what you do – just move. Same with nutrition – eating mostly whole foods that nourish YOUR body, but also not having restrictions, is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.
Don’t go bashing the way other people eat. Everyone knows what works best for their body. Don’t go bashing the way other people exercise. Everyone knows what they enjoy and what works for them and their goals.
You are not them. Sharing your experience and what works for you is fine, but if you don’t eat something or workout a certain way because it doesn’t work for you doesn’t mean it won’t work for others.
What do you think?