Why I’m Struggling to be a Fitness Blogger Right Now

Fitness is a big part of my life, and I’ve always tried to include that side of my life in this blog, but the keen-eyed regular readers would know that its been quite some time since I posted anything properly fitness related. I mean, I’ve done a few reviews, and a handful of retrospective posts over the last couple of months, but that’s been about it, and while I miss writing about a subject that plays such a big part in my life, I’m struggling for a few pretty good reasons.

I personally feel like the fitness industry itself is so massively flawed. We’re forever having ideas pushed upon us like fad diets, ‘skinny’ products, how we need to look like this celebrity or why those extra pound we’re carrying are the worst thing in the world, and I don’t believe in any of this.

I’m a firm believer that fitness and healthy living is for everyone, no matter how old you are or how much you weigh. I’m a firm believer that you shouldn’t be creating negative associations with certain foods because carbs are super important and some fats are healthy and the world is trying to convince you that the only thing you should eat is kale but you can absolutely have that pizza and enjoy it and not feel like you need to spend the entire next day in the gym hating yourself for it. I hate the terms ‘cheat’ and ‘treat’ and anything that suggests that enjoying life is unhealthy. I believe in body positivity and I cannot stand for ‘fat shaming’ or ‘skinny shaming’.

I don’t believe that the sole purpose of fitness is about losing weight or changing the way your body looks. I think that just wanting to get a bit more active, or become a little bit stronger is absolutely enough if that’s what you want to do. You can run that 10K and have the takeaway without having to justify it as something that you ‘earned’.

Its because I believe in all this that I’m finding the words so difficult to get out, because I would hate for anything I write to sound like anything I don’t stand for. I would never want anyone to think that I believed in or encouraged any of the damaging things that the fitness industry preaches, and I’d rather not say anything than say the wrong thing.

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6 thoughts on “Why I’m Struggling to be a Fitness Blogger Right Now

  1. It’s kinda ridiculous we even have to justify ourselves like just live life the way you want to as long as it’s not causing harm or distress to others then who cares? Since I made an effort to look after my health and exercise it’s never been about the shallow aesthetics (but even if you’re only doing it for the gains and the abs you go for it) it’s always been about making myself feel better overall, being able to breathe and just have the energy to live life without feeling like crap, but yeah I get you and this was a great read so thanks for sharing xoxo

    Cateaclysmic

  2. Of course the “industry” is flawed because most care more about getting your money and less about your health. That’s a given in a society such as ours. But who cares? The point is your not flawed! Forget about pleasing the “masses”, where are they going to be 20 years from now? You, on the other hand, have more control over your mind and body than anybody else on planet earth! Go with your gut feeling because it’s your “gut”! Thanks so much for sharing the things that are important to you! The Trainer @54 http://www.thetrainerhoodriver.com

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