Thursday, July 28, 2011

Day Forty Six - 2/14 & a Fat Rant

I'm going to take a moment here and go on a fat rant. Unless you are overweight, you have no idea what its like. Just like a man doesn't know what its like to be a woman, a white person doesn't know what its like to be black, you can not for one minute pretend to know what its like to be fat.
Sometimes you see on weight loss shows people put on weighted suits and walk around for a bit to see what its like. Really think about that for a minute. Ever carry a bucket of kitty litter around, carry a tv up a set of stairs. Think about that. Think about 5 buckets of kitty litter attached to you, and then walk up the stairs. And then go grocery shopping. And then get on the treadmill. Unless you have been there, you will never feel that struggle. Of course my body has adapted to it somewhat. But that doesn't mean I move with grace like someone 150 lbs less than me.

Not all fat people want to be fat. Just because someone is fat does not mean they are not working on it. Don't be so quick to judge. Maybe I walk slow, did you know I was up at 5 AM burning 1000 calories while you were sleeping? Maybe I took the elevator down from the second floor at the end of the day. Did you know I was on my way to workout number 3 and I thought my knees were going to burst?
Just because we're fat, doesn't mean were lazy. Just because I appear the same to you today, doesn't mean I am not busting my ass every chance I get.
Just because you kept your weight in check over the years, don't look down upon me for losing control.

Most people probably don't want to be fat, but they don't know where to being. How do you feel with 20 items looming over you on your to-do list? How would you feel if it was 180 items?

Moral of the story: Don't assume you know what a person is or isn't doing, is or isn't capable of, can or can not give more. Don't tell me I don't work hard, when you have never been there to witness one drop of sweat come off my face.
When you see a fat person walk by you, don't assume they are not just like you. Because I can guarantee you one thing, that person that thinks all those things above, couldn't make it 3 feet walking in my shoes, forget the mile.

In other news, I made it through day 2 of my 3-a-day workouts! It was tough getting moving this morning. Wenesday I got up at 5:15, was on the ellptical by 5:25. Today I got up at 5:00, was still wandering around at 5:25. I got it done though. By the time workout #2 came around I was ready to go! Workout #3 done, and Im showered and ready for bed. I will sleep like a rock tonight.
I was a little discouraged this morning, I told Brent that if I did not lose weight by Monday I was stopping. He said just worry about Monday when it gets here. Im good with that now. Once I got going, I was ok. The beginning of the day seems so tough when I think about all I have to do. But now here at the end of the day, Im ready to get up and do it all again. The workouts are extreme, the calorie burns are crazy, but I never ever feel better then when I am moving my body. I amaze myself, and that keeps me coming back for more.