I'm sure everyone has heard or read this saying:
'Being fat is hard. Losing weight is hard. Choose your hard.'
Well let me just tell you one thing. Being fat was not hard for me. It was easy. Losing weight is hard.
Am I the ONLY one who feels this way? I swear it feels like I am. I see people all the time say 'it was hard to be fat, it's hard to lose weight. Choose your hard.'
And I'm all.....
You see, I was creeping up way over 250lbs on my way to 300lbs. So it's not like I had just (just!) a couple pounds to lose or anything. (No offense to the peeps with a small amount to lose...I swear, the last 20 just may be the hardest to lose). I was looking at a significant amount to lose.
I didn't have health problems besides I'm sure a higher resting heart rate. But my joints were alright, I could walk around just fine, I ate enough protein and fruits and veggies (just waaaayyyyyy too much...and way too much sugar and carbs and junk food and eating out). I'm sure the sedentary lifestyle I was leading would have lead to health problems in the future, and perhaps they were brewing under the surface, for for all intensive purposes, I was a 'relatively healthy' (if there is such a thing) obese person.
Being fat wasn't hard for me.
Sure, with it came the little things- not as much attention from the guys...or from anyone for that matter.
But I have thought about it often over the past year or two, and for me it wasn't that hard to be fat.
Now, losing weight? That requires dedication, hard work and planning. Three things I didn't have to have to get fat.
I enjoy working out and being active, so for me it comes down to the food. Maybe some people struggle with both of these areas. Or just the exercise area.
But there it is.
A person who is on a weight-loss journey has to be more mindful to lose weight than to get fat. Perhaps it is in one area or another, but I would hazard a guess that anyone who is on a weight lose journey may find either/both the food or/and exercise part hard at some point or another.
But it comes down to this. And this is the most important part. Read closely and let the words bounce around in your head for a while.
And to truly be successful this is the best way to look at it:
You have to want it. You have to realize that the benefits of that hard work will outweigh the hard parts, or even the ease of being overweight. You'll trade the time spent sitting on the couch eating chips for cooking healthy foods or spending that time at the gym.
Because truly I say to you: Being fit, healthy and slimmer is far more fun than being fat ever was.
So if you think being fat is easier, I say this is better. And this wins over being fat any day.