But now this criticism is making appearances in my role as a health/fitness coach. I get side-eyed and snarky comments because I try to share the beauty of what Shakeology has done for me. I’ve gotten messages asking why I feel a need to “drink a weight loss shake”. Overlooking the fact that Shakeology is NOT just a weight loss shake… I drink it because I have seen it help with my Diabetes/blood sugar control. I have seen it help with my ability to focus. I’ve seen it help curb my cravings for junk food and candy. I have seen it help me live a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle.
And I’ve gotten snarky comments about “why do you work out so much, you don’t need it”. Well, actually, age and gravity are BOTH gonna prove that false. I do it now so it won’t be such a difficult change later. I do it to feel good. I’m not vain; I don’t do it to look good (but I mean, if it’s a perk that comes with the territory, so be it!), I do it because as a Diabetic, I know there are some health hurdles in my future. And I am gearing up to be able to fight said hurdles to the best of my ability.
Let’s stop assuming we know the reasons why everyone does or does not do something. Let’s stop shaming people and start supporting them, yeah?