Just a thought

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    Jan 16, 2013 7:38 PM GMT
    Was just thinking to myself....


    Some people will respond to people who have fit bodies and might be attractive as if it requires no work and thus therefore it's just hereditary... which to a degree might be true but those that do have fit bodies and take care of themselves to the degree they are capable of, they know that it IS work to stay in the shape to which you desire and you must do things to ensure your healthy and it just doesn't just.... happen.

    With that in mind i would think there would be a helluva lot more consideration, empathy and respect for those who are over weight and struggling to reach goals.. or even don't even try because it IS so damn hard. It gets harder with age and it's hard for younger people to stay fit period. So blatant disregard of those who might not be fit by those who are fit..and attitude... to my mind is wholely unnecessary. I would think you would take your experiences of motivating yourself to get up and out the door to the gym.. or to eat healthier (That is tough for someone who loves food like myself) and apply that to your attitude in regards to people who are not fit or just have not found the strength and footing for whatever reason. Could be a slew.

    Just some random thought i had while fixing my shit to go to the gym. Do with it what you will.
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 16, 2013 8:06 PM GMT
    I always try to treat people the way I want to be treated. I respect the choices other people make and try not to impose my values on them. I also like to encourage people who are trying get fit.

    Occasionally someone who is unfit will treat me like I must be uptight or narcissistic for putting effort into my health and appearance. They come on like bad friends pressuring me to try drugs.

    Respect is a two way street.
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    Jan 16, 2013 8:13 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidOccasionally someone who is unfit will treat me like I must be uptight or narcissistic for putting effort into my health and appearance. They come on like bad friends pressuring me to try drugs.


    C'mon. Try it. All the cool guys are doing it.

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    Jan 16, 2013 8:19 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA said
    HottJoe saidOccasionally someone who is unfit will treat me like I must be uptight or narcissistic for putting effort into my health and appearance. They come on like bad friends pressuring me to try drugs.


    C'mon. Try it. All the cool guys are doing it.

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    That looks utterly delicious!

    The Britney Diet. Try it. C'mon man. Just one bite Gordito Crunch!
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 16, 2013 8:26 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA said
    HottJoe saidOccasionally someone who is unfit will treat me like I must be uptight or narcissistic for putting effort into my health and appearance. They come on like bad friends pressuring me to try drugs.


    C'mon. Try it. All the cool guys are doing it.

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    See what I mean!! You might as well pass the TV remote and the cigarettes while you're at it.icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 16, 2013 8:28 PM GMT
    JackKash saidI would think you would take your experiences of motivating yourself to ... eat healthier (That is tough for someone who loves food like myself)


    I've never understood that mindset. First of all, how many people don't love food? Also, eating healthy and loving food aren't mutually exclusive practices.
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    Jan 16, 2013 11:46 PM GMT
    Dahas said
    JackKash saidI would think you would take your experiences of motivating yourself to ... eat healthier (That is tough for someone who loves food like myself)


    I've never understood that mindset. First of all, how many people don't love food? Also, eating healthy and loving food aren't mutually exclusive practices.


    I think when someone says this... specifically me... i think they are pointing out that in the world of food a lot of the most delicious foods are highly caloric. That does not mean eating healthy equals not enjoying food because they're tons of great delicious vegetarian and vegan foods as well. I'm speaking on love for the entire universe of food..and not just the fatty instantly accessible parts. Although.. those are awesome too.
  • Beeftastic

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    Jan 18, 2013 11:20 PM GMT
    Thank you for saying that. Unfortunately most fit guys don't practice that.

    I think most of the gorgeous bodied guys have a genetic advantage, more than hard work. What I mean is that yes they work hard, but they see results from that work. This creates a postive feedback loop that makes it easier to get to their goals.

    Some guys without the genetic advantage can work their asses off and don't get nearly the results. Doing all that work for very little change can create a negative feedback loop that frankly just tells them to give up.

    I have friends (and boyfriends) that I've seen go to the gym 4 times, and already you can see visible positive changes. Whereas for me it takes months to show any progress or to even keep treading water at the same place.