I apologise that lately,I havent really been writing so much. I’ve had maybe a sprinkle of laziness with a glug of writers block…
But here is a written blog.
Fat people do exercise. Nope don’t Pass out. Fat people go to the gym,they run (well, not this fat person). It might surprise you but I wasnt always this fat…
However, even when I exercised 4-5 times a week I was a toned 18-20. I was 16 years old. Parents of other swimmers gave well meaning advice (I get internally angry about it now), low fat recipes in the changing room. My friends didn’t mention it or if they did it was my humour trying to cover my sadness. Now I look back and see that i’m so sad. I was the fat girl and it broke my heart and my confidence.
But it showed me that other peoples Perception of fat is different to your own,I feel like I don’t understand why other people were so concerned. I was bigger…Although then I felt like a hippo in a swimming costume, but I was me.
Working out for me is rarely a public spectacle. My belly, thighs and occasionally my arm skin will join in to clap along – which as fun as it sounds actually really hurts. If I do a burpee im in danger of a body tsunami knocking me out.
Its not fun and my tummy swinging mid air is not particularly comfortable.I end up with sweat rash especially under my ever south heading crepey boobs! So its incredibly important I tailor my exercise to suit me and my body.
Underneath all my skin/fat I actually have fairly decent muscle tone – it’s just hiding!
My method of working out… Is one I do all day… If i’m sitting down I do some weights or waiting for then kettle boiling a few push ups and squats.
I do youtube videos whilst I have a free 10-15 minutes.
Being fat when you don’t want to be isn’t fun. But the misconception that fat people are lazy and lie on the sofa cramming an entire family packet of crisps in 24/7 is obviously wrong!
Many fat people do go the gym, but it’s what is right for you. My only advice is start small and build up.
Love Sooz x