Why the blog negativity?
Having goals is actually perceived as a negative by these people. Maybe this negativity has come about because these particular people were not successful at their own goals, and are envious of those who are, and those that enjoy the process of achieving them? Why shouldn’t you have a goal, something to drive you to improve and achieve? How someone can see this as a bad thing is beyond me.
It was also mentioned there is no such thing as a ‘bad food’ just the way you think and perceive the food.
Sorry, but tell me what’s good about a double whopper cheeseburger deluxe or whatever you want to call a bunch of fat, sugar and preservatives piled on top of each other? There is nothing good about this type of food, end of story. If you eat it, you are eating it for emotional reasons, so accept that, but don’t try and justify it by telling yourself it’s not bad for you.
Here’s a picture of me in the off season, taken this week. I manage to stay within a 2-3 kg of my week before comp weight. So I’m fatter, I’m softer, and feel a bit chunkier than I’d like but I’m very happy with where I sit off season. Maybe I’m lucky – but I don’t think so. I make an effort (and it’s really not hard) to eat well consistently – because I want to – it makes me feel good, physically and mentally. I’m not obsessed if I eat something that’s not particularly healthy. I just don’t need that kind of food on a regular basis. Nobody does.
Kristin recently mentioned on her blog that she was excited to be setting new goals toward another competition, having just completed her first (2) and having thoroughly enjoyed the experience. She was asked this question by a fellow blogger:
“Why do you have to have a goal, competing or other, to wake up each day with excitement and a purpose? Isn’t living a happy, fulfilled, contented life purpose enough?”
I’m a little confused. I mean, what do you think it is that makes a ‘happy, fulfilled, contented life’? Sitting on the couch watching tv and munching on Macca’s, simply existing? I don’t feel its right to bag those who enjoy the challenge of competing and the process that goes along with it. If that makes them feel great, that’s awesome. If it’s not for you, that’s fine too, but don’t go suggesting to those that do enjoy it, that they should be happy just ‘existing’ without the challenge of improvement and competition.
I always wonder why, if these people aren’t obsessed themselves, why are they continually talking about food and dieting within their blogs? They aren’t fooling anyone!
So, here’s my question to readers out there – what >makes your life happy, fulfilled and contented? Love to hear your responses!
Still on competition, here’s an article that was recently in the Adelaide Advertiser, that I just uploaded to my site. Written by the lovely Kathy Marusic, my excellent ‘backstage b*tch” on the day!!