HELP!! I Feel Fat!

Oct 08, 2013

For some of you, this blog will be a tough read because it just won't ring true.  You're probably already saying to yourself, "YOU think you're fat?  Give me a break!"  Well, hold on a minute.  

I know I'm not fat.  But sometimes I feel fat.


There's a big difference between being fat and feeling fat, but I think most of us have felt fat at some point in our lives, and you know what?  It sucks.  It sucks to look in the mirror and not like what you see.  But here's the thing:


Mirrors are deceptive.


Take these photos, for example.  They were taken in the gym after I got done exercising in four different bathrooms.  Each bathroom has different light, and each mirror shows a different person:


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It was pretty amazing as I was taking these pictures.  In pictures two and five, I HATED the way I looked.  In the other pictures, I was HAPPY with how I looked.  And you know what?  The same thing happens in my home - depending on the mirror and time of day, there are times that I look at myself and I think:


Man, I HATE the way I look.

The real question is this: how do I handle it when it happens?  Fortunately, I realize how ridiculous this is.  I understand that it's just a mirror.  I understand that it's just a moment in time.  But there's one other thing that I always try to remember:


When other people see you, they are seeing YOU.  

They aren't seeing your body composition or shape or weight.  (And if they are, they're not worth your time anyway.)  People see your attitude and demeanor and self-esteem and vibe!  If you're happy and upbeat and positive, people are going to see that.


Now, I'd be remiss to act like your weight has nothing to do with your overall vibe.  It does.  But fortunately:


If you're not happy with your weight, you can change it. 


The important thing to do is focus on your health and where you're headed.  Are you moving forward, making positive steps towards a better you?  Or are you focusing too much on that image in the mirror which is really just a static moment in time?  


As always, the conversation happens in the comments below!



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