Every time I go to write a new journal entry about what I’ve been up to, I sit and worry about what others will think (and possibly how they will judge me) which stops me in my tracks. Perhaps I worry based on what people have said to me or stated on their own social media mediums in the past.
“Why pay for a gym membership?”
“Why use that product? You know it’s garbage, right?”
“Won’t that just cause you to spend more time away from your family?”
“Get your priorities straight!”
“Vitamins and supplements are a joke and a big waste of money.”
“Are you sure you can handle that?”
The list goes on and on and on. I’ve heard it all before. Here’s the thing- why am I still worried about what everyone else thinks is best for me? Why am I not giving myself enough credit to know what works best for me and for my schedule and my overall health and happiness?
Because I’ve let the opinions of others become the “expert” opinion. I’m not claiming to be an expert and sure, some of my friends and family definitely have experience and know a bit about what works for them but, in the end, if that’s something that won’t work for me long term, I’m setting myself up for failure.
Before I tell you what I’m up to, I encourage you to think that I am doing this because I’m rediscovering what makes me happy.
I joined Planet Fitness! I’m really thrilled about it and so far, love my experience there. See, I’m a people person and one thing that I really miss when I workout at home is being surrounded by people. Another reason I love going to a gym is it is my “me” time. It’s a place to go where I can give 100% of my attention to the task at hand. For just $19.99 per month I get 24/7 access to working out which includes cardio and weights, tanning, hydro massage beds, massage chairs, personal training sessions and the choice to bring a friend with me every time. So, who wants to workout with me?
Since I have slowed down in my Beachbody Coaching business, I’ve been exploring other supplement options out there. I’ve tried some Herbalife products and am currently trying the Plexus Slim drink. I understand it’s not some MAGIC drink that is just going to do the work for me. I will say that I’ve definitely noticed it helps to curb my hunger and wakes me up every day. I don’t intend to become a “coach” or get into the direct sales thing again because I realize that it’s just not my thing…. and that’s okay!
In the end, I think it’s human nature to worry about what our peers will think about the decisions that we are making. I worry far too much about how people perceive me and when it comes down to it, I’m a good person and ALWAYS have the best intentions in mind and I think, more than anything else, that’s the person others see.