“You Would Look So Much Better If You Worked Out”


I have been told this a few times by people. I’m not an idiot, I know I would look much better if I worked out. I would no longer have a pudgy stomach or scrawny chicken legs. I would probably actually be able to walk up a flight of stairs without needing to catch my breath. But why do you need to tell me this? In fact, you should be telling me that I should work out to be healthier, not to look better! Way to totally kill my self esteem, thanks!

I absolutely hate exercising. I would much rather sit on the couch and read a book. The thought of going to a gym crowded with people who are full of motivation just isn’t appealing to me. Now, I’m lucky that I’m naturally good at sports. I used to love playing soccer and honestly I was pretty good at it. The thing is, I’m just plain lazy. I don’t even think I’ve ever met someone as lazy as I am.

So as I’m being told to work out (so I can improve my looks), I just want to explode. There’s a million and one things I could do to improve my looks. Don’t assume that working out has never crossed my mind. Sure, it would be great to have the body of the girls on Sports Illustrated’s covers! That being said, I don’t want my main goal to be focused around looking pretty. I will work out when I want to work out, I don’t need someone telling me!


5 thoughts on ““You Would Look So Much Better If You Worked Out”

  1. faded fatigue says:

    It really sucks that we live in a society where working out is only seen as a way to look better. Exercising is the important way of being healthy, not just looking hot. Looks are just the perks to it! By the way, I just happened to stumble upon your blog and I’m instantly in love. Ugh, brb i’m gonna read all your posts now

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  2. allthoughtswork says:

    Bigger question is why are you hanging out around people with such weak personal boundaries that they feel entitled to offer unsolicited commentary on your body? You should come back with, “Interesting. Do you have any feedback for me about my menstrual flow you feel I should know about?”

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