Forgiving the Gym Rats
There are plenty of people who go to the gym and there are plenty of people who don't. Either way, you're a great person and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. But among those who work out, there exists a new trend. You work out, you take a picture, and you post it all over social media. Telling people you worked out is as essential as working out itself.
I used to be a part of the group of people who were very annoyed at these gym posts. Mostly because I don't work out and they made me feel extra lazy. However, the more I thought about it, the more I made my peace with these posts. They don't bother me anymore because now I totally get them.
I don't work out because I lack motivation and drive. There is no incentive or reward great enough for me to get off my lazy butt at this point in my life (I'm hoping to get over this real soon). It was knowing this about myself that allowed me to forgive those people who post pictures of themselves working out.
This is their incentive! Posting a cool picture of themselves at the gym, on their run, or whatever else people do is a good motivator to get them to actually work out! I'm not entirely sure this is true, but it makes sense!
How many times have you wanted to stay at home instead of getting dressed to go out, but decide to go anyways because you know you can get a cool picture to post or to keep for later? I'll admit that this is totally me. I hardly leave the house without a camera, and if I do it kind of sucks. I'm trying to break this habit, but at least this habit gets me out of the house. Gym posts are the same! They get you out the door, which is probably the hardest part.
With this realization in mind, I welcome all of your gym pictures. Show me your cool shoes or your transformation collages. Bring them on! I want to help you on your work out journey. I forgive your posts that make me feel lazy. Maybe one day they'll motivate me to get off my butt, but don't hold your breath.