Mind Your Own Business

by | Oct 11, 2017 | Blog

It’s about damn time everyone stops with the spoken & unspoken commentary about what other people are eating. It is none of your business.*

Whether you think they eat a lot, a little, high quality, low quality or no quality: it’s not your business.

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Have you ever made a food choice based on what others might think of you? Maybe you eat the chocolate when no one is looking because you don’t want them to see you indulge. Or, maybe you skip the bread on the table because they think you’re trying to be “good”.

That’s a symptom of this problem. And here’s what’s usually true: the people who fear being judged are guilty of judging other people. 

Since they’re thinking about what others are eating or not eating, they assume others are thinking about them in the same way.

How about we all stop? Like, right now, today.

Here’s a common example: a woman is self-conscious about her weight. She’s trying to lose weight and sometimes eats in secret to avoid other people seeing her indulge. She’s “good” when others are watching and sneaks all her treats in private.

This same woman judges what her spouse or partner eats, how much & when.

Time out!

We can all agree that it feels awful to think that someone might be judging us. Why inflict that on someone else?


Those of you who fear judgement: who are you judging?

Stop. It is simply none of your business. Stay in your lane.

It doesn’t matter what they order or how much they eat of it. It doesn’t matter how quickly they turn to a snack after a meal. Why do you care to make a point about how they eat like a bird? Or a horse?

How about your turn that attention right where it belongs: on what you’re doing.

When I’m with someone and they comment on what or how much someone is eating, I immediately lose trust because they surely have those thoughts about me & other people.

That’s not cool. I don’t want people in my circle who are judging what I’m eating. That’s my business and mine alone.

I was with someone the other day who commented on how many slices of pizza someone ate.

Really? That’s how you’re spending your energy & attention.

Stay in your lane. Mind your own business.

I think we all have plenty to handle by focusing on what we are eating.

In my own life, I have no tolerance for those kinds of comments & remarks.

Mind your own business.

Alright, after a few deep breaths I’m happy to tell you about today’s workout. It was a tough one, for sure! The Overhead Squats get heavier each round. I’ll feel them tomorrow, for sure!

“Freedom Sauce”
21 Overhead Squats (95/65)
21 Burpee Over the Erg
Max Calorie Row
Rest 3:00 
18 Overhead Squats (115/80)
18 Burpee Over the Erg
Max Calorie Row
Rest 3:00 
15 Overhead Squats (135/95)
15 Burpee Over the Erg
Max Calorie Row
Rest 3:00 
12 Overhead Squats (155/105)
12 Burpee Over the Erg
Max Calorie Row

Those burpees over the erg…Yikes. I was sucking wind in a major way! I had infinitely more energy after the workout was over, though! So nice to be back in my routine!

On the food front:

I had a cup of bulletproof coffee before my workout and brought a big bowl of chicken soup to Starbucks with me. I worked from Starbucks for most of the morning and stopped around 11am for some soup.

I had dinner planned with some family in the evening & had a large salad with steak.

Next time you’re out to eat (or next time you’re around anyone eating), remind yourself that their choices are absolutely none of your business.

*Obviously if you’re a parent of a small child, you are determining what they eat so it’s your business. I think we all know that’s not what I’m talking about. 🙂

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