Thursday, September 26, 2013

To exercise or not exercise: you decide

I tried to get this across in a post a few days ago:

Fitness, movement, and exercise are personal choices. Independence and the right to pursue happiness are pretty damn important. Self autonomy is pretty damn important. You do what you want to do. Don’t do things that make you miserable or because you hate your body and yourself. You will fail at hating yourself smaller. So STOP it.

And/but Ragen over at Dances With Fat posted a much better one today.

"What’s your excuse for having such an unbelievably over exaggerated sense of self-importance that you actually think that everyone should aspire to the same things that you do?" 

So go check it out.

I like running. If you like running or want to, I will definitely encourage you and talk your ear off. But if running makes you want to drown kittens, then don't do it. You get to make choices for your life that will make you happy. Giving into exercise moralizing or body shame and stigma may make some people happy, but it's not for everyone, and neither does it have to be.

Update: I think this thing is worthy of some silly memes.

I have a blog. What's your excuse?

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