I haven’t posted a blog in a couple of weeks because I have been swamped lately, but I plan on posting a training video on the muscle group you voted for!
Most individuals that workout hard take consistent criticism from individuals that are of the opposite. The lazy people that would rather eat unhealthy and not excercise instead of caring about their health are the ones that talk the most. The people that criticize you for going to the gym and busting your ass are not trying to bring you down, they are looking for help. When I was younger I would take offense to everyone that tried to tell me the lifestyle I chose to live was wrong. The thing is, those individuals just need help and that is their way of asking it. Sounds messed up, but it is true. I avoid confrontation by asking them if they would like to train with me, not so that I can show them up but to give them guidance and motivation. Sometimes people only need a helping hand to put them on the right path. Ultimately we should not work out to be better than everyone, but to be healthy. The healthier we are as whole, the stronger we will be as a society.
Nearly half of hiring managers will not hire someone who is obese in fear that the person is lazy. I agree to an extent. By judging a book by its cover you will assume the individual is lazy, but that might not be the case. At the end of the day I do not care if someone is lazy at home as long as they bust their ass for me at work. At first glance, when you only have so many things to go off in the hiring process so I can see how this will hurt ones chances at landing a job. I agree that this may not be fair, however there are so many people that are qualified and smart in the world so if you can do anything to set yourself apart from the pack, being fit and healthy is an easy way to do that and will also help you in the long run.
Being fit and training are completely different. I define being fit as someone that eats healthy for the most part but also splurges and has a few drinks or eats good a few times a week, and goes to the gym 3-5 times a week and either does cardio or a light workout. Someone that trains has a strict diet, trains 5-7 times a week, does cardio 3 times or more a week unless bulking, workouts are tough and for a purpose. I understand not everyone wants to be a bodybuilder, but you do not have to be a bodybuilder to be in shape and healthy. If you bench 425 pounds but you are overweight 60 pounds maybe you should leave your ego at the door and focus on being healthy first.
I truly believe that going to the gym and striving to be fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle correlates to real life. Not just in the work place, but around people, and how you look at yourself. Going to the gym takes patience, motivation, work ethic, perseverance, goals, and so much more! Training does so much more for you than making you look good naked and that’s why I am addicted. Not only can I look good but I can also better myself in other ways? Sign me up!
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