It’s no secret from the title of this blog that I’m fat. For now. I’m on a journey to transforming my mind and body to be stronger and I want to use this fat to my advantage. That’s right! Use the fat. What? Fat isn’t an advantage! Well actually folks, being fat has an upside. When I do a pushup, I’m lifting waaaaaay more than the girl next to me. Simple as that. Hands down I am stronger than most of the women I know, afterall I’ve been training by hauling around the equivalent of an 8 year old for a while now.
So why blog all this? Won’t it be embarassing to be so public about my journey? This is a way to keep myself accountable and possibly to motivate and inspire others to take healthy action.
So I invite you to pop in from time to time, but you should know a few things about me. I’m going to be painfully real. I may swear. I will not sugarcoat stuff and I will definitely not do the whole “I’m okay, you’re okay, so let’s congratulate ourselves for being mediocre” thing. That’s not how I roll. I know my health sucks right now and it’s going to start cascading into worse things. I know that I have to make changes or I won’t be on this earth long enough to enjoy my golden years. There are lots of people who need me to shape up before I ship out, but mostly it’s me now and I believe in myself. Hard work and perseverance will pay off.
Here is what I need from you. Make me accountable. Comment on my progress. Join me. Submit your Photo Friday progress. Hold your breath and send me your measurements. And for goodness sake DON’T get on a scale! That’s not what this is about. It’s about how your clothes fit, how strong do you feel? How long can you hold a plank for? Can you climb the 3 flights of stairs at work instead of riding the elevator? Can you challenge yourself?
Will there be haters and trolls along the journey?…guaranteed! That only means that I’m reaching a broader audience so bring it!
Your Fit Fat Girl,
I am not a doctor. I am not a trainer. I am not a nutritionist. I am not a psychologist, psychic, or a guru either. I take advice from people who are and you should do the same if you’re on a fitness journey like me.