Thursday, someone overheard me at work talking about the fact that I have been running lately & going to the gym.
Then the same guy saw me making a fresh smoothie out of mango, banana, & orange juice & said, “Oh, you are doing this whole dieting thing, too, how much weight are you trying to lose.” I responded with my goal weight & told him I love eating healthy because it tastes better than junk food. He replied, “See, that’s the problem with white girls they are always trying to get skinny,” to my boyfriend who is Dominican. To which I retorted, “I am not trying to get skinny, I am trying to get fit.” His response, “Let me ask you one question: what does your man think about how you look?” Mine, “It doesn’t matter what he thinks, I am doing this for me & no one else.” My boyfriend applauded.
I love who I am & I love my body - that is why I am trying to treat it better & give it the nourishment & exercise it deserves. I will not let anyone make me feel bad about taking care of myself.
Reblogging myself because I feel like this is relevant to both of my tumblrs.