Not that long ago I overheard a work colleague complaining that she thought I was too thin and did too much exercise and not eating meat was the reason that I was unhealthy AND that and she felt sorry for any children that I might have!
Now keep in mind that each day I work out for about 16 mins and try to run between three and five miles I don’t think I am over extending myself. Of course if I am training for a marathon or half marathon I run a lot longer maybe twice a week and with more intensity once a week.
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Now the point here is that this woman (sorry ladies but it always seems to be a woman!) is really overweight. She doesn’t exorcise, her legs get sore! Her children are also overweight. I have only ever seen them eat finger foods like crisps and drink sugar laden fizzy drinks.
So I asked myself “I wonder how her lifestyle is working out for her?”
It’s not hard to answer. She is unhealthy and comes across as equally unhappy. I think my happiness and health adds to those feelings and rather than tackle the problems she has she instead finds fault with me. It is a shame that she doesn’t have a system to help her, that would allow her to embrace change and transform her into the happy person I know she could be.
And just for the record I also get down and fed up. Sometimes a 6 am workout is the last thing I want to do. Sometimes I want to sit in my pyjamas and eat processed foods. But overall, I am a very happy and healthy person.