This goes out to anyone who goes to a gym, fuck it this is for anyone who’s focused on their fitness.
It is never under any circumstances ok to ridicule and laugh at someone who might be bigger than you while they work out. It is never safe to assume that just because someone has earbuds in their ears they can’t hear what you are saying. It is never ok the mock somebody who is struggling through their work out. NEVER! this happened to me today and I’m so emotionally and just flat out physically sick over this shit. I’ve battled with my weight my entire life. It’s the realest struggle and hardest fight I’ve ever been in. Shit I’m still in this fight. Maybe you don’t realize when you don’t look like what is considered “normal” how much harder things can be. The looks, the side eyes, the under breath comments all take their toll. No one wants to hear “look at that guy” as their shuffling between songs. No one! It is already hard enough at times to get the motivation to want to go and hit the gym to work out and now you throw this shit on top of it? Where does it stop?
In 2018 are we still body shaming people? I’m sorry I’m not 275lbs in great shape and I’m able to body these workouts. I’m sorry it makes you so uncomfortable to see me try and better myself that you choose to shame me thinking i can’t hear you? I’m more sorry for you though, what inside you is so fucked up that this is the shit you choose to do? How much do you hate yourself that you have to shame someone who’s over weight?
Yea you thought i didn’t hear your words and didn’t see the looks on you and your friend faces. You were wrong. I heard every second, and instead of confronting you face to face i walked away. I did so because as much as I wanted to call you out on your bullshit, as much as I wanted to be petty and do something in retaliation I chose to do something I don’t always do and that’s walk away and be the bigger person. Believe me I wanted to fuck you two up and just deal with the consequences but then who wins? You do. So today you’ll get your free pass and I’ll hope that maybe just maybe you won’t be such a piece of shit human being in the future and maybe just maybe you’ll come on over and offer some words of encouragement or a simple head nod.
Don’t make things harder for folks like me…