Haterade

She’s so annoying, no one cares that you went to the gym.

That may or may not be a direct quote from me circa 2012. I used to drink the haterade- my favorite flavor was Too-Cool for the gym blue. I made that flavor up guys, it’s not real. But I was a hater, that is highly truthful.

I’ll give you a classic example. John and I just became friends and we decided to make our relationship more official so we added each other on Facebook. One day a post appeared on my newsfeed:

John (the guy you will date in the future): going to the gym

I see this and I take a sip from the tall glass sitting next to me – of haterade.

I should reply to John

Talia: No one cares.

Yes, I did that! Today I can say that I am mortified that I thought that was acceptable. In all reality it was a very pathetic attempt at flirtation via Facebook. Which is mortifying enough. But who do I think I am that I can take my time to criticize his choice to better himself? To add insult to injury, I actually think I even wrote I’m eating ice cream and sitting on my couch.

I don’t think I’m alone in hating on gym goers. On the list of annoying people of Facebook, courtesy of Huffington Post, the “bragger” makes the list at nΓΊmero 7. HuffoPo: Annoying People on Facebook

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My question is, now that I’m an annoying person on Facebook, why do we find this individual so irritating?

I began to reflect on my own disdain for this person. It has a similar annoyance to the cute couple on Facebook. Now, the interesting thing that I’ve learned is this. When I’m happy, and I’m in love, that couple is the cutest thing I have ever seen. Cute on the scale of puppies playing in snow for the first time. But if I’m single, or John and I got into a tif, eye roll. Please. Get a grip. Or a room. This is a public sphere.

It’s haterade. And we all drink it.

When I decided to change my life and hit the gym instead of the fridge every time I got slightly bored, I was proud. I wanted to shout it from the rooftops. I also needed to be inspired and I needed to be held accountable. I found that forum through blogging. I figured it would be a good outlet for me, but I also realized that some people would find me insanely obnoxious. Ultimately I decided that I was ok with that. Today when I see someone post of Facebook about a great workout I feel a sense of comradery. I want to high five them because it is a choice and it isn’t the easiest one to make.

I’m so over the haterade. It’s disgusting. For now I’m sticking to water. And coffee. And maybe some adult beverages. On that note, I’m going to the gym. Drink that.

I would love to know your thoughts on this- are there any Facebook people that drive you crazy?!

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30 thoughts on “Haterade

    • I must just have VERY passionate facebook friends πŸ™‚ And it’s probably a mix of both!
      I use facebook to give people a link to my blog, so I’m sure people are like, she’s blogging AGAIN!

    • Do it, girl! You will feel so wonderful. I needed a the mental aspect more than the physical. It helped me reshape myself and my own life. From checking out your blog you are clearly a strong woman. Make the commitment to yourself and I know that you could follow through and do it πŸ™‚

      • Thanks so much! I am so excited. I have been back and forth about joining and Planet Fitness has made it too cheap to NOT join…Watch out world, this summer there will be a new MILF on the block!

      • Yes! Summer can be such an excellent motivator πŸ™‚ I knew I needed the change in my life for my well being. Since working out I’m so much more of a positive person, I find that I have learned how to cope better, and I’m overall happier. Huge plus side to working out too- losing some weight πŸ˜‰

  1. I love this! I had a big problem with this. Over the last year my sister was negative and annoyed with my running, yoga, gym, healthy eats Facebook posts. But it is my Facebook page and if you don’t like it don’t look. I am not trying to make anyone feel bad, and although I may annoy some I inspire others. Anyway, my sister once said, “because of your Facebook page it looks like you work out 10 hours a day.” And I answered back, “well by the look of your Facebook page it looks like you are an alcoholic.” I don’t work out 10 hours a day, and she isn’t an alcoholic. We are both pretty balanced individuals. Isn’t it funny how things seem so extreme on Facebook?

    • Yes everything is extreme on facebook. It is the window into our lives that we allow people to see. My facebook page is in no way a true reflection to who I am. And even my blog, as much as it is a part of me, it can’t fully show who I am on a grand scale.
      I wrote this blog knowing that I’m sure people are like- get over yourself! But I wish that we could scrap the negative energy and feel good for people with their accomplishments. Ultimately we do things like go to the gym, run, and do yoga because we are passionate about it and we hope that others can maybe be ignited by that passion. If one person can read my blog and realize that if I did it they can too, I will feel good. I never imagined that I would be where I am today one year ago, but I am. I want to transmit that positive perspective to everyone.

    • I have to agree. It’s hard not to be a hater! I was only truly like WHAT IS GOING ON HERE one time- she posted how dilated she was as she went into labor. Maybe it’s because I’m not a mom, but I found it to be a little TMI for my liking. And I write a blog, so clearly TMI isn’t too much of a problem for me πŸ˜‰

  2. LOL, this is funny. There are definitely plenty of people I can’t stand on Facebook. One of which is the above mentioned “cute couple”. There is one couple on my friends list that is just SO annoying – constantly posting things on each other’s walls or in general about how much they love my honey, how amazing they are and how they just complete the other blah blah blah. Like, every other day annoying. For approximately the last 3 years. Still. I mean, good for them, but can’t they just say it to each other in person?

    • There is definitely a time when cute becomes superfluous. I have to agree that the back and forth “I love you”s are a little cray cray. You always get that feeling too like they are sitting right next to each other in a car or something.

  3. “I began to reflect on my own disdain for this person. It has a similar annoyance to the cute couple on Facebook. Now, the interesting thing that I’ve learned is this. When I’m happy, and I’m in love, that couple is the cutest thing I have ever seen. Cute on the scale of puppies playing in snow for the first time. But if I’m single, or John and I got into a tif, eye roll. Please. Get a grip. Or a room. This is a public sphere.”

    That was stinkin’ funny and accurately describes my wife’s varied emotions on her friends posting stuff.

    Don’t know if this counts for anything, but this was one of the wittier and more fun to read posts I’ve come across.

    Happy New Year!

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