Stephanie Lynn Holdmeyer was at the gym after having surgery on her back. Due to a number of medical complications and conditions, she will likely need more surgeries in the future, but wants to keep her body in the best shape it can be. Having a strong body will not only help her when it comes to future procedures, it will help her live easier each day.
After this last surgery, she needed to wear a lifting belt during every workout to support her back. She was still recovering only two months later, but wasn’t going to give up, heading to the gym as much as she could to keep in shape and help her body to heal…
But she was judged for wearing her lifting belt by someone who didn’t know her or what she had been through.
Someone even posted on Facebook about the “buff couple” & how they “thought they’re hot s*** because they wear their belts all the time.”
And she had something to say that is inspiring thousands.
Everyone gets judged. People don’t bother to understand where you’re coming from or why you do the things you do.
That overweight guy? Someone judges him because of his weight, but little do they know he’s already lost 100 pounds & has changed his entire life around.
That guy with the skinny legs? He’s had seven knee surgeries & he’s currently trying to strengthen his legs. It’s just a long hard process.
That skinny girl you think “really needs to eat”? She’s actually super self conscious about her thin figure & has been trying to gain weight, but her metabolism is super high.
That kid who follows you around & watches everything you do? He looks up to you and wants to learn your workouts, he’s just scared to approach you.
That girl with really bad form? She had to mentally prepare to enter the weight room because she was terrified of people judging her. She second guesses every exercise, but she’s too intimidated to ask anyone for advice.
That buff dude you think is cocky? He grew up in poverty and working out was his alternative to drugs or alcohol. He’s not cocky-just focused.
That woman taking too long on the equipment you want? She’s a single mom exhausted from working two jobs & raising three kids. She’s trying to push herself to finish her workout, but she needs a little extra rest between sets.
That old man doing strange exercises and talking too much? He decided to get a gym membership to stay active & socialize after his wife passed away last year. Talking to you makes his day & has helped his depression.
There’s more to people than what you see. Instead of jumping to conclusions or making judgement, take a moment to consider someone else’s perspective.”
Some people still don’t get it, commenting “what if there’s someone who is just fat and lazy?? Can we judge them then??” We’ll say that those people just made her point for her. Stop. Judging.
What do you think about her post?
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