When it comes to weight training there isn’t a timeframe that I have set as an expiration date. Working out is apart of my life it’s what I do to maintain a healthy life. I had an interaction with a woman at the gym that I train at and I wanted to share with you all.
This encounter has happened to me before while I was at the gym training. Women whom are a bit heavier than I am whose main goal is to lose weight will come up to me and ask me “why are you here?”, “…You’re small what are you trying to lose?” For me, I can become very offended and defensive.
My response is , “I’m not trying to lose weight , but to tone what I already have and maintain a healthy lifestyle.” What people fail to realize is that when people workout their goal isn’t to always lose weight. Working out doesn’t have to be seasonal it can be permanent. Just because you may look small to someone who is trying to lose weight doesn’t mean you don’t your own personal goals you want to achieve.
To me working out is always a work in progress. When you achieve the goals that you set that doesn’t mean stop working out. You still have to maintain the hard work you put in. Working out is a small portion of a healthy lifestyle, you have to eat right in order to see the results you want.
I don’t always eat healthy , I love snacks when I’m watching my favorite show. When I’m stressed I eat bad. For me it’s always a fluctuation in my weight and one day I may notice my abs the next week they disappeared because I didn’t drink enough water or I had two slices of pizza.
So, to the heavier girl at the gym who said I wasn’t enough motivation for her because I didn’t start off overweight and I “look” skinny , don’t judge a book by its cover. My stomach isn’t where I want it to be. I hope that you find motivation within yourself to keep your fitness journey going.