I was body shamed! Shocking (!!!) but true. And it made me reflect:
The thing is, we grow older. Our body’s metabolism is not the same as it was when we were young. If my trousers got tight previously, all I had to do was swim diligently for a week and the trousers would be loose again. Now, that doesn’t happen.
But most people in the fitness industry are pretty big on the shaming method of motivation. I heard that some yoga classes in Singapore have the instructor yelling, “Come on, Singapore, you’re fat!” as a way to motivate the class to move. I mean, really?
What do you think? How do we motivate others?