Dear weight-loss coach,

Thank you for sending an unsolicted Instagram and/or Facebook message to me about your online group. I respectfully decline your offer for several reasons.

First off, have you read my blog or any of my social media accounts? I’m broke or pretty close to it. I thought this year was going to be different, since we got new jobs and moved to a new state. God has other plans.

Do not use the fact that we’re in the same social media group to strike up a conversation and then drop me. I work in the journalism industry. While most people assume I’m off-the-charts liberal and somehow have lost touch with reality, I assure you we’re not all as liberal as you think. I know when you’re trying to sell me something, but like to engage in discussion so you can prove me wrong.

“Fat Loss” Coach tells me you have temporary solutions that would help me learn a lifetime of good habits. (Screenshot from Instagram messenger)

Also, the fact that your handle is “xxx weight-loss coaching” or “xxxx fat-loss xxxx” sends a huge red flag to me. Losing weight is not just about fat. Losing weight is not just about shredding pounds until you reach a certain point. People who lose weight have to work to keep it off and constantly thwart their body’s desire to seek safety in that higher weight.

To do that, people have to find coaches who will help them address their mental health, as well as their physical health.

It would be so cool if during that one year I starved myself in the name of weight-loss, I had all this energy and I knew how to solve world peace. But alas, I wrecked my body, confidence and other things, and have been spending a lot of time trying to fix myself mentally so I could be where I am today.

I have heard a lot of horror stories in regards to coaching and fitness gurus on social media. That’s why I do my own thing and seek help when I need to. I do it with people I know, not some random person who decided to scam me I’d make a decent client.

Don’t tell me that you can solve my hormonal imbalance through exercise and food. My body’s composition not just a hormonal thing. You are not my doctor.

My goal with mtnmamaadventures’ social media and blog is to empower people like me so they can weed out the bad advice and find real help to make a lifestyle change. If you have something you’d like for me to try and it does some of the things I mentioned above, don’t bother.

If you are passionate about helping people — all people, no matter what their income level — make sustainable changes in their lifestyles that can help them, let’s talk.

Thank you in advance for your time and have a great day.

Mountain Mama Adventures