Everyone has some kind of privilege, though they're not always the same when you compare these privileges. I'm not here to get into specifics or race, wealth, gender privileges, that's a conversation you'll find somewhere else.
Unfortunately, in today's world, being healthy and being fit is a privilege. It may not seem like it but please, don't be ignorant. There are way too many people who don't get that they are genuinely lucky to be able to buy and cook healthy meals, to go to a gym or get shoes and clothes to workout in. Regardless or where you're from or how you live, being able to do this makes you privileged.
Of course, it all boils down to who we are, where we were born, what our culture is like.
There are too many people who are privileged enough to have everything they would need to lead healthy lives and still choose not to, and that's their choice. But if you do make healthier choices for your life, don't act like everyone else can or that this is a given for every other person.
This was something i thought about when I saw how certain people speak about the kind of diets they have and say that everyone else can easily do the same thing they are. Your diet is not one that would work for every single person, we all have different things to consider when it comes to how and what we eat. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, paleo, just eating healthy food with no specific diet, it doesn't matter, THIS IS A LUXURY.
It doesn't matter if someone else lives in the same country or city as you do, if they do the same job and are the same age as you are, there are a number of things for people to consider before being able to make changes to their lives like you might have.
This is exactly why when I promote what I do, I do it within my own means. The clothes I buy, the workouts I do, the places I go, and the things I eat, I always say that these are all my choice and these aren't things you need to spend an arm and a leg on. That's exactly why I always say to do what you can, make those changes where you're able to.
I loved doing Kayla Itsines's BBG and right now doing Amanda Bisk's Fresh Body Fit Mind workouts, they're both amazing and 20-30 minutes a day to workout definitely is do-able for many of us. But think of someone who might have to go to school full time and then rush off to work and come home to help with their family. Suddenly even 30 minutes seems like heaps.
One thing that angers me is people who say eating healthy is cheaper. NO IT IS NOT. I will not argue about this. We live in a world where getting things that are bad for you is far easier than getting things that will benefit you - and this isn't just for anything health and fitness related.
Buying a few fast food burgers for a meal is cheaper than buying all the ingredients needed for a proper healthy meal. And that's not considering the time needed to cook and prepare these meals just yet. That's why it's fast food. It's cheap, it's convenient. And unfortunately that also means it is not the healthiest option.
Any time I'm out and I might need a snack or a meal, the easiest options seems to be the worst ones.
I could get a donut or a cheeseburger almost anywhere for $1.50 to $3 at most or I could get a takeaway salad or a healthy wrap which ends up costing me about $8-$12 depending on where I look. Come on, when you need to worry about what you're spending your money on, you know which choice will win.
This is why people who lack the time and money tend to make unhealthy choices. Some can change it, but unfortunately not all. See how you're privileged by being able to snack on fruit or eat home cooked meals or even eat out at a healthy restaurant?
It is sad to think that there are people who could really benefit from having the means to get healthier meals and time to do things that are good for their health, yet they just can't.
And what's absolutely horrible is people who do have the means to do all these things and ignore the fact that they are privileged.
We are so lucky to be able to do what we do, and it would never be right to assume that every other person could do it just because we can and even judge them for not being the same.
Be humble, be kind and please know your privilege.
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