"Your A$$ is Huge"
Friday, July 29, 2016
Got to admit, I'm still burning from my co-worker's comment on Monday: "I love you, but your a$$ is huge in those shorts," she had said while giggling.
Here were my many internal reactions:
Horrified -- OMG my butt is so big! Everyone is staring with judgment.
Insulted -- Did you seriously just say that to me? Out loud?
Insulting -- Glass houses, bit@$. Y'all just threw the first stone.
Self-destructive -- I will now starve myself while exercising 12 hours a day.
Vengeful yet constructive -- You think I have a huge a$$? Fine. I'm going to focus on eating healthy meals and getting my workouts in between now and September 1st, and when you see my fit body this school year, you will wish you'd spent more time working on your own health than on criticizing my body.
Yes, I'm going the vengeful-yet-constructive route. I'm cooking up healthy recipes from The Spark Solution, working out almost daily, and tracking everything. Is it bad that my motivation comes from revenge? Probably... But(t) I am feeling more motivated than I have in years.
So perhaps I will even thank my colleague come September for inspiring me to become as fit and healthy as I used to be. I'm sure she'll be tickled pink to know that she has such inspirational powers...maybe she'll find her own vengeful-yet-constructive motivation as well.
Turn the negative into a positive? Hope so. In the meantime, I'm gritting my teeth and working hard. Huge a$$ and all.