|Posted: 12/16/2013 8:46:45 PM|Are you familiar with "packs" of exercising individuals who delight in posting on Facebook -- not simply that they've exercised -- but that they've pushed themselves so hard they're vomiting, ready to vomit, crying, dealing with bodies screaming in pain, etc? I tire of reading these status updates from normal every day Joes (and Janes), and I admit that I just don't get it. Exercise, keep your body healthy, set goals and reach/exceed them, etc., but seriously? Bragging about self torture just seems a bit over the top. Yes, I can put them on ignore or unfriend them, but I guess I'm trying to understand the mindset. Anyone care to explain/speculate? And is this a typical thing among your Facebook friends, or am I just especially blessed?
Loc: Lost in my supplies!
|Posted: 12/16/2013 8:57:26 PM|
I'm that person sometimes. But I don't see it as any different than the people that tell me everyday what they're having for dinner, or the people telling me they're sick, and that they're still sick, and sick again. Or that their coworker sucks, or their 700 pictures of the dog.
Loc: New Jersey
|Posted: 12/16/2013 9:28:50 PM|I am overweight and don't exercise much. If I did you would see it on my facebook.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 12/16/2013 9:43:16 PM|
Are they Crossfit people?
|Posted: 12/16/2013 9:59:27 PM|
Nope....some are involved in Zumba. Others belong to a gym that doesn't mention Crossfit.
It is always easier to edit than it is to create
Loc: Land of Mold and Pollen
|Posted: 12/16/2013 10:29:12 PM|throwing up? Status on how they exercised so hard they are puking? Yeah, I would be deleting that. Gross
Mary Kay Lady
I'm thinking . . .
Loc: The state of Confusion!
|Posted: 12/16/2013 11:32:51 PM|
I'm sorry, but I'd have to unfriend people who were posting things like that.
|Posted: 12/16/2013 11:35:59 PM|
Sounds like crossfit to me. The vomiting people.
Loc: pea formerly known as GIPfunny
|Posted: 12/16/2013 11:49:51 PM|
but that they've pushed themselves so hard they're vomiting, ready to vomit, crying, dealing with bodies screaming in pain, etc?
I had a "friend" post a picture of her running toe. Apparently if you run long distances, many people get gross looking toes, or at least she did.
I haven't seen "packs" of people posting like that.
|Posted: 12/17/2013 3:25:18 AM|
Fortunately, I do not have friends that post things like that - they may post about how far they ran that day or when they completed some kind of race but that is about it.
Loc: State of cultural confusion. Yeehaw and Aloha have collided!
|Posted: 12/17/2013 3:39:34 AM|
It isn't typical among my friends. But, get any group of humans together and you will likely find some topic becomes something of a competition.
It can be who has such a rigorous exersize regime it makes them physically ill, or mommy wars over who is busier, baby walks sooner, talks more, potty trains faster, or the tourist awards (who has the most frequent, costly, fun vacations) The organic cook awards with a bazillion recipe pins a day (all for organic paleo recipes only of course!)
In my happy place.
Loc: South Carolina
|Posted: 12/17/2013 5:53:25 AM|
People post about what interests them. I have lots of friends on Facebook who post about exercise mainly because I taught group exercise classes for 19 years.
Facebook is just like in real life. Occasionally people blurt out something they probably should have best kept to themselves. I don't want to hear on-line or in-person that you've thrown up ---- for any reason.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 12/17/2013 6:21:23 AM|I have many friends who post about exercising, which is great, but none who post about exercising until they vomit, which , imo, is even better.
|Posted: 12/17/2013 7:19:45 AM|
Eh I watch it happen on the Biggest Loser.
|Posted: 12/17/2013 7:25:44 AM|
No, I've never seem that. One girl is a Crossfit person and she posts stuff about her workouts but not that. Another 'checks in' at the Y a lot...and then posts that ecard making fun of people who post every time they go to the gym.
|Posted: 12/17/2013 7:26:26 AM|
Yes, the the Cult of the Crossfit people do that. It's stupid. If you're working yourself that hard, you're not doing yourself any good. I swear it's a weird cult. And I tend to block them because I think it's a completely uninteresting part of their lives.