I reviewed my detailed report from Saturday and my body fat percentage is pathetic! Please don't say it. "Lori, you are not fat". People are so nice and polite, they think that is the right thing to say. Honestly what if you tried this instead. Suzi says, "I'm so fat, I hate it." Suggested response, "Suzi, if you feel that way and want to change your eating habits or your body I support you 100%! How can I help?"
Sometimes that statement is from someone reaching out for attention. "What??? You???? No way,you are not fat, you look fantastic!" Personally I would not feed into that either. Consider your answers to be non-judgmental and supportive. How about if they are thin, "If you believe yourself to be fat, might I suggest that you go talk to a nutritionist, doctor or exercise specialist? They may be able to give you some good advice."
Ok, I am not judging someone that is fat. If that is their choice and they don't want to do anything about it, that is their choice. But here is my reality.
- I have gained a bunch of weight. Reality - since after my daughter was born I have gained 47 pounds. I am NOT proud of it. I did not want to write that. IT IS NOT OK FOR ME.
- My skin tone is horrible
- My hair and nails are brittle
- I don't sleep well
- I have no energy
- I don't do anything well
- My clothes don't fit
- Bladder control issues (let's face it - I am over 50 and have had two children and am overweight)
- I have lost this weight before and don't intend to gain it back EVER
But, I digress. Yesterday's class started with 20 minutes of high intensity cardio. No breaks. It was high intensity. All the people in the Athleta and LuLu Lemon spandex and tank tops running circles around me. Seriously I felt pathetic! The trainer had to actually take me on a different route so that I didn't slow down the other people. We then moved on to another 35 minutes of weight lifting type of exercises. The only break was to move and setup for the next exercise. When I went to speak with the trainer after the class, my legs were so weak I couldn't hardly sit down.
I am moving my body, I am eating well and I am proud of myself. I want to do this for me. I want to keep up with my kids. I want to live a long and healthy life. I want to feel great! I want it to be a lifestyle.