Recently I’ve seen pictures like this posted to people’s facebook pages.
No, I’d REALLY rather hear about the latest cute thing that your kid said… or see pictures of you drunk… or see you asking me to “like” something to show my support for some person I don’t know… or have you preaching to me the doctrine of your church… or have you telling me how you hate America and its leaders…. or see you making fun of your spouse in public emasculating him.
I’m proud of my kids. And my faith in the Lord I have a relationship with. And my marriage. And my work.
I’m damn proud of myself on the days I work out. And that I’ve lost more weight than your toddler weighs. So, sorry if my post about my workout upset you in some way. It’s motivation from my friends and family that helps keep me going on days when I really want to lay on the couch in my pajama bottoms and eat an entire bag of chips. I’d rather be judged by you for GOING to the gym than continue my unhealthy ways of the past and being judged by the world for that. I’d certainly rather be “fit shamed” than “fat shamed”. At least one is helping me to live longer and be a healthier role model for my daughter.
Here’s the thing. Facebook is AWESOME, you can “unfriend” people. Better yet you can do this: See that little tab on someone’s facebook page that says “Friend”. Go ahead and hover over that. See where it says “Show in News Feed”? Yep, go ahead and click right there. Now, you can ignore the person who is living a healthy life and you don’t want to see it and nobody will ever know the difference. You can know for sure, when you make judgments about others who are living a healthy lifestyle, I just did that to you.
Sparkle on, Spice Girls. Sparkle On.