This Dude Called Me “Flabby”
The other day this dude said I look “a little flabby around the waist.” Really? He also said that I needed to “tighten up and look ripped” if people are going to take me seriously as a fitness trainer. Was he being harsh? I don’t know. Maybe I do need to tighten things up, look more like a fitness model, and try to get my body fat down to a more respectable level. After all, isn’t that what people want? The six-pack abs, the ripped body, the physique that turns heads at the beach?
Let me tell you about this guy that so blatantly pointed out my flaws. He’s the same jerk that has repeatedly pointed out every little thing that is wrong with me for the past 4 years. Even after I lost over 50 pounds of fat. Even after I worked hard to complete P90X (multiple times); even after I completed a round of Insanity; even after I trained for 6 months in a Muay Thai gym; even after I went on strict diet of no gluten, no refined sugar, no alcohol, no caffeine, no processed food, and very moderate meat consumption for 6 months – this guy always looks at me and says, “Not good enough.” This guy is me.
There’s a saying that says, “We are our own worst critics.” Isn’t that the truth? You want to know how many people have called my “fat” or “flabby” in the last 4 years? Zero. On the contrary, I’ve heard all kinds of “you look greats” and even “you look amazings.”
I remember last summer I was hanging out with my sister in-law, and she asked if I wanted some sort of treat (I don’t even remember what it was). I told her, “No, I’m really eating clean right now to lose a little more fat.” She kind of gave me a look and asked Read more…