Downside to Downsizing: 6 Reasons to NOT Exercise

Nobody tells you about the negative aspects of exercising, eating well, and losing weight.

Well, the secret is out! I’m not gonna sugar coat it, you guys, there are some terrible things that can happen when you exercise, and I’ve decided to come clean about the downsides of downsizing…and, unfortunately, it’s more than just losing your booty!

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New Clothes

I have mentioned this before, but I HATE shopping. I hate spending money, I hate trying stuff on, I hate trying more stuff on, and I hate making decisions between clothing items (ESPECIALLY when they ALL look awesome on your newly chiseled body). When you exercise and lose weight, your clothes get too big. When they are too big, they look weird or fall off. The only solution is to get new clothes. Nobody tells you about the financial implications and time commitment associated with browsing Target for some sweet threads.



Loss of Friends

Some people have feelings of fiery hatred when they want something that you have. This is known as jealousy. Some of your “friends” may get envious of your incredible and hard-earned fitness progress. They may choose to distance themselves from you and wallow in self-pity. Nobody tells you that your hotness may be too much for others.


Gain of Friends

When you participate in an active lifestyle, most of the time you start feeling better about yourself. Confidence may increase, which may, in turn, persuade you to participate in more social activities. Joining social activities could lead to interaction with others, which will produce acquaintances. Everyone knows that some acquaintances become friends. Nobody tells you that you may have to invest time into blossoming friendships.



More Energy

I used to love my mid-day naps while the kids were napping. I loved them so hard. After I started exercising, I realized I didn’t NEED my mid-day nap. Sure, a workout makes your body tired temporarily, but that jolt of energy afterwards is a nap murderer. Nobody tells you that you need to prepare a eulogy for your nap time and that you’ll need fill that void with other activities.

For those working in the office, your new found energy can lead to increased work production, more focus, and higher quality deliverables. Your boss may be impressed with the change in your performance, which could potentially yield and increase in responsibility and pay. Nobody tells you that your improved energy may cause anxiety about moving up in the company and how you’re going to spend those extra dollars in your account.


Less Sick

My doctor is truly amazing. I’m sure everyone can agree that their doctor is probably their best friend, if not their best, best friend. It’s been scientifically researched that people who exercise get sick less. This means less doctor visits, less time waiting in that bacteria infested lounge (filling out the same forms you fill out every time you visit like you’ve never been there), and less money you get to give your best, best friend. Nobody tells you that your immune system becomes a bully to those helpless sick germs.



More Happy

As quoted from the movie Legally Blonde, “exercise gives you endorphins, endorphins make you happy…” (I don’t know anyone who doesn’t quote Legally Blonde to get a point across). Happiness might seem like a “good” thing…but trust me, you may not want to feel happier. In our society, people are ALWAYS up in arms about all of the things. Happiness makes you a beacon of light in a civilization of darkness, totally likable, less stressed, and annoyingly positive. Nobody tells you that you’ll be alienated from the rest of the Debbie Downers and Negative Nancys (Nancies pl?) of the world.


I’m so thankful that I have the opportunity to share these things with you, I only feel that it’s fair to give you a heads up of what is in store if you decide to embark on a fitness journey. The workout is the easy part, it’s the side effects that may be unbearable. Do you have what it takes?


Are there any other “cons” to working out that you have experienced?





***Disclaimer: This article is written in fluent sarcasm. Working out and exercising is straight up awesome.***





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28 thoughts on “Downside to Downsizing: 6 Reasons to NOT Exercise

  1. This post is fantastic and I’ll be sharing! I was chuckling the whole way through. Some good advice there from Legally Blonde, haha! As a mom of three under 5 I often feel too tired to work out but you are spot on that when I do, I actually have more energy not less. What great reasons to work out, even from the fun spin on here. Love it!

    1. Thank you!! I appreciate it! I was laughing writing it…AND feeling a strong need to watch Legally Blonde again 🙂 Oh my gosh, three under five is probably so hectic…I’m getting a workout just THINKING about you chasing them around!

    1. LOL, Thanks! I hope nobody misses that and gets really mad that I’m telling people not to exercise 😉

  2. Nobody told me I would be HUNGRY ALL THE TIME! It feels like im breastfeeding all over again! I love your blog and sense of humor! I subscribed today! 💕

    1. AHAHA Oh my gosh, true story!! Nobody tells you that you have to have nothing in your fridge or you’ll eat it all!

  3. Love this! And props for the legally blonde reference! It’s been an up and down journey for me regarding my fitness but this is great to read to see all the positive things that happen with exercising! Thanks!!

    1. It is such a roller coaster, I’m on that ride ALL THE TIME! It’s always good to have a reminder of why it’s good to workout, maybe instill some motivation!

    1. It is, and that is kind of a serious negative! LOL! I really do hate shopping, so my summer clothes just may look weird… and I’m ok with that as long as I don’t have to shop or spend money!!

  4. Downside: when I work out my body gets sore…. lol!
    Actually, I did loose a mom friend after I lost the baby weight and she hadn’t…. 😞🤷🏻‍♀️

    1. LOL! YES!! Nobody tell you the weakness leaving your body causes pain! Perfect, I may have to add it! I can’t believe some people, you probably are better off without supportive people in your life anyways…It’s just a bummer to go through it.

    1. I’m glad you got a kick out of it! It really is true, there aren’t too many terrible things about getting in shape 🙂

  5. This made me laugh so hard!
    Here’s another con: losing all that weight takes pressure off your joints. Darn it! You get to feel more comfortable!

    1. OF COURSE! Your joints were probably feeling all important like Atlas with the world on their shoulders. Nobody tells you they may feel less useful after taking the pressure off! I may need to add this one as well!

    1. Thank you 🙂 I had fun writing it! Hopefully it will help some folks out, keep them on the lazy path 😉

    1. Oh no…so you’ve chosen a healthy lifestyle…lol! Best of luck, let me know how it goes!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    1. Haha, yes! I’ll take the downsides any day, too! Except the shopping thing…I really do hate it, lol!

  6. You totally read my mind! Yes to everything! Another downside of exercise, for me, is burning too many calories. Cardio makes me super hungry and then I have to eat a little more food than planned. Oh well, I guess.

    1. LOL! Of course! Those little calories didn’t even realize they had it coming! Nobody tells you that you have to adjust your diet when you start working out!

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