May 31, 2023
I joined the competition to be on the cover of Ms Health & Fitness. After they notified me I was selected as a candidate, I was truly excited for the opportunity. Then realized oh it is definitely a popularity contest for votes â¦but was more ohh so this is how this competition works as I became more discouraged / put off that if you pay $$ you get more votes. Plus people pay or find ways to get âreal votesâ as Iâve been DMâd as an option on various social media that makes it appear like itâs a real person voting. No thanks. Nowâwhile I do feel the money would go to a good cause, homes for wounded warriors, itâs hard enough for me to even pester people for daily votes. Not the main point hereâ¦just part of my tangent I suppose.
Needless to say we are down to whoâs going to make the top 5. Iâve been holding at 7th. MeâReady to be done. And I was curious of those above me. In particular, the woman in first place has me truly triggered.
See, one of the reasons I chose the path of a dietitian was for a lot of what the quote below as part of my passions and mission to change. I know there are RDs that are personal trainers and Iâve wanted to become certified in sports dietetics. To help individuals to find and improve their health and fitness which must be tailored to the individualâ¦ not this one size fits all statements. To tailor nutrition and sports advice to be inclusive and not promote removal of nutrients, orthorexia or disordered eating / behavior patterns. More lifestyle choices and changes that fit the individual needs.
Hereâs her advice on WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND TO OTHERS WHO WANT TO BE FIT AND HEALTHY?
âChange their eating habits to healthier picks, increase protein intake and organic products, eliminate sugars, daily workout has to be part of their lifestyle being consistent and increasing strength intensity to keep muscles motivated.â
So am I wrong to feel disappointed in this Ms Health & Fitness magazine with whoâs likely going to be on the cover & featured given her advice above?
Hereâs mine: The first thing is to figure out what you want including your motivations and goals. Fuel your body is next! Next, working with a registered dietitian that can help assist you with your nutrition and goals. Most importantly, making sure to only compare yourself with the person you see in the mirror. Overall, itâs about finding a balance and creating a positive relationship with yourself, your health, your nutrition and your fitness!