Woman responds perfectly to girls mocking her on snapchat while at the gym
She was stronger than her bullies.
There is a concerning trend that seems to have emerged on social media which involves people taking picture of others in the gym as a way of mocking them for being unfit or overweight.
It is unnecessary and also illegal.
Last week a woman took to Reddit to write an open letter to a group of girls who mockingly took pictures of her on her first day in the gym.
Thankfully she was strong and rose above the nastiness.
''I'm the fat girl.'' She began.
''This is my first week at the gym and every night after work, the same three girls are there. Today I found out they have been snap chatting pictures of me and making fun of me, but I don't mind.'' She explained.
''I'm glad that you haven't gone through what I've been through. I use to be in shape, I broke my hip and had to give up all exercise. Then my grandma got sick and I took care of her full time, I couldn't leave her alone because I had no help, so I gained more weight. Then she died, and I ate my feelings and gained more weight. Now I'm a size 22. I don't hate myself, or my body. I love who I am, and that took me my entire life to be able to honestly say those words. I love myself.
''It really sucks that society, and your parents raised you that it was okay to try to hurt someone that's trying to better themselves instead of trying to lift them up but I'm not mad. Thank you for reminding me to keep pushing after I had a really long day. In a month when the new year shit has worn off, I'm still going to be dieting and working my ass off at the gym everyday. It's not so you, or anyone else, will except me. It's for me.
''I hope anyone else, who feels ugly or is over weight and has decided to make a life change will keep going.
Forget the skinny girls who laugh at you, or the muscly men that tell you you're gross, love yourself.''
Let's teach love, today's world needs it.''
Her post received a huge amount of support and we admire her ability to take it on the chin. But it remains a horrible and concerning trend in which fit people mock less fit people for trying to better themselves in the gym.
For example, a Playboy playmate was recently charged with invasion of privacy for taking a snapchat of a 70-year-old woman at the gym with the caption 'if I can't unsee this then you can't either'.
Thankfully charging people for actions like this helps put into perspective how serious it really it. Let's hope it's a trend that dies fast.