That’s it Matt, ease into the message … This topic does get on my nerves though! So I’ll start from the beginning. Four years ago I was running a bootcamp in Harrow, and it was struggling. I knew nothing about marketing, and as a result I wasn’t getting enough people to participate. I’d be lying if i said that this job was easy.
So I created some fliers and booked a stand in a shopping centre. To be honest it was one of the worst experiences of my life. Stick an introvert like myself in front of thousands of shoppers and suddenly that introvert has experienced Hell. It wasn’t going well, is what I am getting at here. About 3 hours in, a very large woman walked past my stall, and declared:
“No need for this, thanks! I’m perfectly happy with how I look”.
Now first off, I hadn’t said she wasn’t. Exercise is not designed to only be performed by people who are unhappy. But the fact of the matter was, that if she had been perfectly happy with her body, she certainly wouldn’t have felt the need to say this to me in a loud voice.
We all have stories in our heads. An inner narrative that we use to justify our decisions and explain away our mistakes. There is nothing wrong with being fat on an intellectual level, and I don’t believe fat people are in any way inferior to non-fat people. But there is no point hiding from the fact that it is unhealthy. And if you are overweight it is no use telling yourself that you’re ‘fine’ if you don’t really believe it.
I remember being at my fattest, and I was walking around like I was in amazing shape. But when I finally stopped lying to myself I started to get some perspective. I was overweight, I needed to lose some fat, and exercise and diet were the only way I would manage that (should have also started drinking black coffee). I cut the BULLSHIT and was honest with myself.
And I still have to do this today, right now there are at least 3 things which I am currently bullshitting myself about. But I’ll work on that, and I hope you will too (if you have anything to bullshit yourself about)
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P.P.S sorry for being so abrupt ^^^^ but we’re cutting bullshit today and I want to talk with YOU about building a bad-ass physique
Matt Smith is the owner of Beer N Biceps. He has a degree in Sports Science, 10 years of experience working in the fitness industry, and has written for hundreds of fitness websites. He is a lover of good quality beer and believes that drinking in moderation can form part of a healthy lifestyle.