Tuesday, May 21, 2013

My Thoughts on Assumptions

Yesterday I had an appointment with Trainer. This was my workout - 

3 sets of - 15 jump squats, 15 squat medicine ball throws, 15 medicine ball clean, press and slam, 15 medicine ball cleans, 15 knees to chest, and 15 hand release push ups. 

Surprisingly, I flew threw it. Trainer was proud of me! I look like an idiot when I jump squat but for some reason, I don't really care. I gave yesterday's workout my all and I was pouring sweat when I finished. On my way out of the gym, I ran into a childhood friend of mine. She was walking on the treadmill. We briefly talked about weight loss, working out and our fitness goals. She mentioned both her and her husband have a dietitian and all the protein she was eating. I told her I think you need to exercise a lot when you eat that much protein. To that she replied that she walks for 45 minutes on the treadmill and then does some machine work. I wanted to tell her that's not enough. She's younger than me and absolutely beautiful and with the proper training, could accomplish her goals of weight loss and toning. When she told me she couldn't even do a squat, I said I couldn't either and suggested my Trainer. Her response was that I have always loved working out. Completely false. She then said yea but you're skinny. False again. I made sure to tell her I have been working my ass off to get stronger and that I couldn't care less about being skinny.

Don't Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life. ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz

It's funny how we all make assumptions about other people. You see a fat person on the street and you automatically think they are lazy and eat crap. Hubby has recently started at a CrossFit box and told me about a bigger girl in his last class. Apparently, she gives it her all, tries her best and even told him she eats healthy too and isn't sure why she isn't losing weight. Yet if someone saw her outside of CrossFit, they probably wouldn't know how hard she tries. Assumptions suck. We really need to stop assuming people are a certain way and instead focus on improving ourselves. 

Me 2007
Fit? No
Skinny? No
 Loves Exercise? Hell No
Smiling? Yes


Me 2013
Fit? Getting There
Skinny? Who cares?
 Loves Exercise? Hell YES!
Smiling? Always


  1. Skinny? Who cares!
    STRONG is the new skinny!!!

  2. Your right about assumptions! Most people just assume I don't eat because they rarely see me eat a big meal. And they think I'm tiny because of that. In reality I'm eating all the time and most likely taking in more calories than them.


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