Friday, August 12, 2011

Beware of Becoming Too Critical

I've been in this groove now since the end of March - almost 5 months now. I noticed the other day that I've started becoming critical of other people in my classes. For instance, this one girl who never stretches at the end of the Spin class and just keeps on spinning. The instructors ALWAYS say how important stretching your muscles is after a workout....And then my body pump class where Women barely put 2 lbs on each side for the back of the stronger muscle groups.

I need to reign this in. I need to remember that everyone is in a different place in their journey. Some people might have injuries. And if they are exercising just to exercise with no goal in mind or no need to press themselves, that that is their business, not mine.

I know what works for me and that's works for ME. I need to keep rejoicing in my own successes and not worrying about other people so much. Anyone else have this problem???


  1. Maybe it's kind of the like the ex-smoker syndrome. You get critical because you don't want to go backwards yourself? I have found myself doing that, too, when I get a victory I kind of look down on someone that doesn't have it. I think the key is to be aware of it, so we can catch ourselves.

    Take care!

  2. I live with my cousin, and even though she is not overweight I constantly judge her eating decisions. I also get annoyed when she takes these pills to be regular when my brain is screaming "Just eat some fiber!!!!" Its a little harder to stop because she has two little girls who could eat better but who am I to talk when I know the comforts of the McDonald's drive-thru.