feeling fat is all relative

Monday, January 30, 2012

so i was feeling pretty good about losing a few pounds and thought i looked better so i put on my workout clothes to go to a boot camp class at the gym. does anyone really feel motivated by the mirrors on all sides in these workout classes? one of the spark articles said they help you get a better workout, but a glimpse at myself from the side with lots of stomach roll ("muffin top" i guess this is called) made me more discouraged since i felt like i had so much more to go and hated the way i looked. but at least i got the workout..even if i did look like the pillsbury dough boy in the process.
(couldn't find a muffin top picture but a cupcake top is probably appropriate too)
will i ever lose enough weight to get rid of this fat stomach?
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    thanks for the encouragement. it's interesting how i can feel "thin" when the scale goes down but "not thin" in so many other situations. it's quite a journey.
    2271 days ago
    Though it has been a long time since I have been in a gym, I know exactly what you mean about the mirrors! Come on now! Do I really need that while I am trying to work out?

    Hang in there! I feel the same way you do, and I am sure that many more people here do as well. If you stay with it, treat your body with respect, and take care of it, eventually the rolls will come off. I get easily discouraged when I see myself in the mirror because I am working hard, and I don't see the fruits of my labor...yet. But, I try to remind myself that my primary motivation for all that I am doing is my health.

    The weight that we put on didn't get there overnight, and it isn't as easy to peel it off as it was to put it on. ;) But, persevere, and we will see the results we're hoping for. Good luck!

    2271 days ago
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