Buff Woman Receives Insults For Her Looks On Facebook And Her Response Is Perfect

Often times people judge and make assumptions about others based on looks rather than getting to know them. An unfortunate truth is that we have probably been on both sides at one point or another. Why is it that others feel the need to put people down to make themselves feel better?

Stephanie Holdmeyer and her boyfriend Chris are passionate about their health and fitness. The couple often spend time together at the gym working out. Recently Stephanie found a Facebook post talking about her and Chris, and it definitely wasn’t kind. The writer of the post said Stephanie and Chris were arrogant because they have super toned bodies. They assumed that just because the two wear a lifting belt that they were showing off.

You make my heart so full ❤️

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We aren’t sure why the post-er would assume that just because the couple had banging bodies that they would automatically be jerks. The post was hurtful to read, especially because the reason Stephanie wears a brace is because she had back surgery. Because of her back surgery, the only way Stephanie could continue to workout was with the brace.

Stephanie soon realized that she wasn’t the only one being judged at the gym. At some point in time, everyone at the gym is made to feel like they don’t belong, whether they are overweight or thin. So Stephanie decided to post an open letter to bullies on Facebook.

When Chris & I first started working out at the Rec, we were judged hardcore. Someone even posted on Facebook about the "buff couple" & how they "thought they're hot shit because they wear their belts all the time". This was about two months after my back surgery & I did indeed wear my lifting belt during almost all of my workouts for support. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ My point is, everyone gets judged. People don't bother to understand where you're coming from or why you do the things you do. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ That overweight guy? Someone judges him because of his weight, but little do they know he's already lost 100 pounds & has changed his entire life around. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ That guy with the skinny legs? He's had seven knee surgeries & he's currently trying to strengthen his legs. It's just a long hard process. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ That skinny girl you think "really needs to eat"? She's actually super self conscious about her thin figure & has been trying to gain weight, but her metabolism is super high. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ That kid who follows you around & watches everything you do? He looks up to you and wants to learn your workouts, he's just scared to approach you. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ That girl with really bad form? She had to mentally prepare to enter the weight room because she was terrified of people judging her. She second guesses every exercise, but she's too intimidated to ask anyone for advice. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ That buff dude you think is cocky? He grew up in poverty and working out was his alternative to drugs or alcohol. He's not cocky-just focused. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ That woman taking too long on the equipment you want? She's a single mom exhausted from working two jobs & raising three kids. She's trying to push herself to finish her workout, but she needs a little extra rest between sets. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ That old man doing strange exercises and talking too much? He decided to get a gym membership to stay active & socialize after his wife passed away last year. Talking to you makes his day & has helped his depression. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ There is more to people than what you see. Instead of jumping to conclusions or making judgements, take a moment to consider someone else's perspective. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Don't judge a book by its cover.

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Stephanie wrote:

“When Chris and I first started working out at the Rec, we were judged hardcore. Someone even posted on Facebook about the ‘buff couple’ and how they, ‘thought they’re hot sh*t because they wear their belts all the time.’ This was about two months after my back surgery and I did indeed wear my lifting belt during almost all of my workouts for support….My point is, everyone gets judged. People don’t bother to understand where you’re coming from or why you do the things you do.”

"What keeps you motivated?" ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ My answer: "Myself" ⠀⠀ ⠀ I usually get a blank stare or a "that's all you got?" in return. But to me, that one word sums it up perfectly. ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ I work hard for myself. I show up EVERY SINGLE DAY for myself. Not for someone else. Not because I want to show off or impress anyone. I don't do it to compete or to win. I'm not trying to prove anything to anyone else. ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ I do it for myself. Simply because I want to be better. ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ Motivation for other things can fade. You get a significant other and decide you can let your body slide or you decide you "don't have time" or your contest is over and you don't have a reason to train. Now you need a new reason to keep you going. But when you are motivated purely because you want to challenge and better yourself, you are motivated every day of your life. ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ Some days you show up to kill your workout or smash a new PR. Other days you show up sick, tired, injured or weak, and you fight like hell just to make it through and prove to yourself you can. Either way, you are fighting your battle for the day and striving to be better, stronger, and more resilient. ⠀⠀ ⠀ I don't have a secret to motivation. There is no magic insight or revelation. The key to motivation is YOU. ⠀⠀ ⠀ Be your own motivation.

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“That overweight guy? Someone judges him because of his weight, but little do they know he’s already lost 100 pounds and has changed his entire life around. That guy with the skinny legs? He’s had seven knee surgeries and he’s currently trying to strengthen his legs. It’s just a long hard process. That skinny girl you think, ‘really needs to eat?’ She’s actually super self conscious about her thin figure and has been trying to gain weight, but her metabolism is super high.That kid who follows you around and watches everything you do? He looks up to you and wants to learn your workouts, he’s just scared to approach you.”

“There’s more to people than what you see. Instead of jumping to conclusions or making judgements, take a moment to consider someone else’s perspective.  Moral of the story fat, thin, in shape, old, young: Don’t judge a book by its cover.”

NASA Reveals Why New Delhi Is Covered With Dangerous Smog And Has Pictures To Prove It

There are some things about big city living that city-goers come to accept. Things like traffic, congestion, and a Starbucks on every corner. As a result of so many people commuting to and from work in such a concentrated area, air pollution and smog are unfortunately also an accepted factor of city living. Most countries have laws in place to help decrease air pollution, but many countries, who are just getting their foot in the global industry, may still have some hard lessons to learn.

India, for example, has recently been blanketed in severe smog. New Delhi specifically is suffering from an air quality index rating of 943 AQI PM2.5, which is 15 times higher than the acceptable air quality standard put forth by the Indian government. PM describes particulate matter, which is defined as particles measuring in size of micrometers. The AQI rating describes the concentration of PM2.5 material in micrograms suspended in a cubic meter of air. This means a 943 AQI PM2.5 says that in one cubic meter of air, there are 943 micrograms of particulate matter.

Source: Mashable

This most recent smog crisis was at first blamed on celebratory firecrackers from Diwali celebrations. But, as officials continued to look into the surge of smog, that explanation seemed too simplistic. Images published by NASA are now showing that the surge in smog may be due to a traditional Indian custom of burning crops.

Farmers in neighboring provinces burning their leftover straw are resulting in high levels of, “fires and thermal anomalies,” according to NASA. Though the government has tried to deter farmers from this practice over the years, many are not ready to give it up.

Source: NASA
Source: NASA

The air quality that New Delhi is dealing with is dangerous to citizens, as the particulate matter can disturb lung function, especially for those who are already suffering from other diseases. The government is trying new practices to improve the AQI in the near future, including vacuuming the air and spraying down roads and construction sites to decrease dust.

Here Is Where Airplanes Go When They Are Too Old To Fly Anymore

What happens when airplanes are deemed too old to fly? Some classics and warbirds may find themselves in museums or private collections. But, what about the planes that don’t? Many old aircrafts make their final flights to either an airplane boneyard to sit and rust into obscurity or to a more eco friendly disassembly specialist like Air Salvage International to be taken apart for usable scrap parts or disposed of in a landfill.

Mark Gregory, ASI’s founder and CEO said, “they’re fully airworthy when they arrive and sometimes look like they’re about to go on another trip with a load of holiday-makers on board. It can be quite sad.”

Every year ASI takes apart aircraft ranging from smaller Cessna Citations and Learjets to commercial sized aircraft like Airbus A320s and Boeing 737s/747s. During the deconstruction process, you never know what you may find in these retired aircraft. In 2010 ASI engineers found $4 million worth of cocaine hidden in an airplane bathroom! You can barely fit a person in an airplane bathroom!

With many landfills overflowing, recyclability is a major issue when it comes to these massive jetliners. Often times the plane’s parts and frames can be recycled in some way. Also, many of an airplane’s parts are able to be salvaged, sold, or repurposed.

An aircraft’s engine, avionics, air conditioning, brakes etc. maybe all be fully functioning. They can then be cannibalized from the retired plane and put into younger planes still deemed airworthy.

ASI  has also sold some aircraft sections to flight schools and major players in the entertainment industry for movies like, “World War Z,” and “Johnny English,” as well as “Batman” and “Star Wars” franchises.

Want to take a piece of a plane home? Many airplane parts and seats find themselves repurposed into home or office furniture and decoration. Of course if you don’t want to leave home without your piece of a plane, you can even find airplane seat belts repurposed into actual fashion belts! Even with airplane parts we can work to recycle, reduce, reuse and close the loop.

Photos Of This Happy Llama Traveling The World Will Make You Want To Book A Plane Ticket Now

Llamas are peculiar creatures to say the least. The fascinating animals, a close relative to the camel, have three stomachs and are often used as guard animals. They also happen to be super cute! This Llama happens to be all of that plus an adventurous globetrotter.

Morning Medellin!#llamawithnodrama

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I think these were all llama statues in those days, but their heads must have fallen down. 🙃🙃🙃#llamawithnodrama •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #huffpostgram #bbctravel #passionpassport #forbestravelguide #tasteintravel #cntraveler #livetravelchannel #traveldeeper #bestvacations #wonderful_places #travelgram #travel #worldplaces #welivetoexplore #traveler #mytravelgram #discoverearth #travelawesome #beautifuldestinations #awesomeearth #fodorsonthego #wanderlust #exploringtheglobe #guardiantravelsnaps #theglobewanderer #suitcasetravels #digitalnomad #travelbug #llama

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The Instagram star Llama with no drama travels the world with a mission to be “one happy” llama against the world’s drama. “It’s simple: world’s drama. I wanted to start something that would take people’s attention from serious issues or daily struggles to something that would make them smile even for a moment,” Turkish blogger Eylul Savas explained to Konbini.

People: 'Could you please shoot it again? My legs look kinda weird.' Me: 'Betch, please no drama!🖐'#llamawithnodrama

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Lego dragon! 🐉#llamawithnodrama

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Savas, a brand consultant and the operator behind the account started it, “to make people see the world in a fun way and encourage them to get out of their comfort zone, and travel and explore.” The cute llama has snapped it up around the globe; everywhere from Florida to Cape Town, to Milan. It has taken over 17,000 followers on Instagram on a journey to breath-taking sights from clear water beaches, lovely sunsets, even at festivals.

Dream big. Sparkle more. Shine bright. 💫 #symbiosisgathering •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #huffpostgram #bbctravel #passionpassport #forbestravelguide #tasteintravel #cntraveler #livetravelchannel #traveldeeper #bestvacations #wonderful_places #travelgram #travel #worldplaces #welivetoexplore #traveler #mytravelgram #discoverearth #travelawesome #beautifuldestinations #awesomeearth #fodorsonthego #wanderlust #exploringtheglobe #guardiantravelsnaps #theglobewanderer #suitcasetravels #digitalnomad#llama

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Savas  says she chose a llama because she thinks they’re fun and random and of course because, “they can spit in your face for no reason, because why not?!” If this furry friend doesn’t put a smile on your face we don’t know what will.