Have you ever seen those ‘annoying’ people on Instagram and Facebook who constantly post about fitness etc? I have some news for you, if you find those posts annoying it’s likely because you don’t go to the gym regularly and you don’t get to feel the natural high after a workout when your body has released endorphins through your system.
Brace yourself, I am about to get real with you here. There are a few reasons you may find us ‘annoying.’ One of these reasons is jealousy, because you see what we are doing and the results we are getting and you want them, but you don’t want to work for them. Another reason is herd mentality, someone in your circle thinks it is stupid and you agree with them with out actually thinking it through for yourself. Finally, you’re lazy with a sense of superiority – did I hit a nerve with that one? What I am getting at is there are a million reasons for you to find us ‘annoying.’ Why don’t you come join us and find out WHY we love it so much. Why we post about our progressions and achievements, why we post our workouts and results. There are also a million reasons to get on board with fitness, you don’t have to post on social media about every achievement but please understand our reasons behind it.
So, why are we so passionate about promoting exercise and a healthier lifestyle? Surely it’s pretty self explanatory, no? Speaking for myself, I have some of my best ideas and breakthroughs during training or afterwards on the drive home or in the shower. I feel happier, more energetic and just better in general. I overcame an eating disorder and so exercising is how I maintain a weight that is healthy and comfortable for me and to ensure I don’t relapse or compromise my eating. I have bipolar disorder so the gym is a therapy for me which releases chemicals like endorphins that give me a ‘feel good’ boost. Exercise has shown to improve mood, self esteem and cognitive function – so why would you not want to encourage others to feel the same.
Next time you see someone posting about the gym or their progress and you feel annoyed by it – ask yourself why. Why are someone else’s happiness and achievements irritating to you?