It’s a way for everyone to connect, share, and educate.
Until you read small 140 character blurps that can be misinterpreted.
It’s like broken telephone. What you want to say ends up being shortened with no real “meat” to it.
After our trek to Lawrencetown Beach today to watch the waves and hike along the cliff to get some cool “post-Gonzalo” wave pics:
THIS is why irked me:
Small meals? Yes, eating every 2-3 hours throughout the day is good – because your metabolism stays fired up, and working out builds your lean muscles, which in turn make them fat burning machines. The whole wording of that tweet just irked me to no end.
If you are still reading…..A bigger reason why it irked me:
In a time where we are trying to empower our young women (and men) to be HEALTHY – not skinny, I am so afraid that there are young men and women out there reading the 140 character snippets or FB posts and misinterpreting the meaning behind it. They will not dig to find out what is BEHIND the tweet, or FB post, or any other social media blurb. They read it and believe it.
This is a part of the reason I am proud to be an Ambassador for Sweat Pink (Fit Approach) , Girls Gone Sporty and My Soxy Feet. These are communities that support EVERYONE and we share information that has “meat” to it. We ask questions. We read. We investigate. We blog and share our experiences with the public.
It is also why I love my Twitter running fam. We share our information on what has worked for us during weekly chats.
What we have to remember is: every person will have their own special formula that works for them, because WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT.
We are so much more that 140 characters, a Facebook post, an Ello post, or a forum comment.
Keep asking questions. Don’t limit your knowledge to a tweet, a post, or a picture.
I’ll end with this:
My advice: Ask an expert. A doctor, a nutritionist, sports specialist. Get information for YOU.
Best advice: Love yourself for who you are. Get healthy because you WANT to. For YOU. Healthy comes in many sizes. Don’t think you need to look a certain way to be healthy.
Keep. Asking. Questions.