I’ve had a completely random topic on my mind lately and need to discuss. GOOD THING I HAVE A BLOG.
Do you like when people post about their workouts on social media?
I know some people are all “ughhh I HATE seeing others post about their workouts and I don’t wanna see your yoga poses or your Garmin photos and I don’t care how sweaty you are just STFU and stop talking about it”. And then they make a joke about wine and yoga pants and the couch which feels (to me) a little like shaming the other person. I mean, I make that yoga pants and wine joke all the time but only to show I’m really good at recovery. #smartrunner
The jokes usually come in the form of a Someecards.com graphic, which (some) are totally funny but sometimes feel malicious:
For me, social media is about conversation. That’s why it’s great. So why the big deal about sharing these moments too? I know people are probably just trying to be funny and maybe I’m just reading too much into it, but certain comments get to me. Sometimes I even avoid telling someone in conversation that I went on a run that day because I think they’ll say something like “oh I hate running, why do you run, I’d much rather eat cake LOLOLOL” and I just don’t want to deal with that. (And DUH. That’s certainly more enjoyable in the moment.) Also related, I’ve noticed most people don’t consider “I have a run planned” as a worthy-enough excuse to not meet up for drinks/dinner/whatever.
Here’s a series of gifs to explain how I feel:
ANYWAY. Enough gifs.
I love reading about workouts. I devour health and fitness blogs. Seeing other people out there getting it done motivates me so much…especially people who are chasing a specific goal or PR. When I’m not feeling a long run I’ll scroll through Instagram or Twitter (especially on a Saturday morning) to read about my friends’ workouts. It’s the reason I started this blog…to share the things that inspire me in hopes it lights a flame in others to find and do what inspires them. Seeing people try new things and sharing their ups and downs and finding what they’re passionate about instills so much positivity in me, and in turn makes ME want to live my best life. As I’m sure you know, that feels pretty damn good. And I want everyone to feel that way. But still…I often find myself deleting Twitter drafts before I post them because I don’t know what the general consensus is. Does it matter? Should I post whatever I want? Should I be thinking this hard about it?
What do you think? Are you a fan of Garmin photos, yoga poses, etc, or do you hate them?
ALSO…for the month of January, my friend, Nutrition Coach Marissa Vicario of Marissa’s Well-being and Health is giving away herReal Food Reboot, a 5-day whole foods based detox, for free! I credit her with overhauling my whole diet (for the better!) and couldn’t be happier I worked with her.