Healthy bodies “Motivation”

I am going to start this month’s article with a warning. I am about to be very http://www.fishing4fun.co.uk/thumbnails/workout.jpgblunt about a topic which women can be very sensitive about- their weight. My opinions are just that, mine, and the other women involved with this publication may or may not feel as I do on this issue. So if you read this and it makes you angry, feel free to hurl insults my way; but then go back and reread what I have written and decide where to go from there. That having been said…

There is no excuse for being fat, period. I am not talking about fitting into some Barbie doll/supermodel mold and being rail-thin; I am talking about being a healthy weight for your body. If you have rolls over your bra and “batwings” on the backs of your arms, then you are fat. If this describes you, you probably have a list of excuses about why you are overweight; you are big-boned, it’s genetic, it’s your thyroid, you don’t have time to go to the gym, whatever. Unless you have some rare medical condition, which I highly doubt, then it is nobody’s fault but your own that you are fat. And as long as you continue to do nothing about it, I have no sympathy or any respect for you as a person, much less as a racialist.

Now before getting all offended, keep in mind that I am trying to get the overweight women in our Movement motivated to better themselves. I was fat my whole life, up until I just got off my butt and did something about it. IT WAS EASY! And once you achieve a healthy body weight, the benefits are enormous (don’t worry, I’ll get on to that in a bit). All you have to do is put down the Twinkie, go for a walk, put forth a little effort and use your brain, and you won’t be fat any more.

So first, let’s go into why it’s important to be in shape. There are the obvious negatives, and though you may deny it at first, every fat chick knows these to be true. It’s simply no fun being overweight. Being heavy, you are most likely more self-conscious than you would be if you were fit. Low self-esteem, lack of confidence, and body image issues all go hand-in-hand with being fat, and believe me, I know. But as you work to lose weight, and you see the changes in your body, you will build the confidence that you were lacking, your self-esteem will improve, and hey, you’ll look so much better! Now I’m sure many people say appearances are unimportant, that looks don’t matter, and so on. But does anyone truly believe that? We are attracted to those of the opposite sex that we find physically appealing, and vice versa. The very first impression that you get of someone when you meet them in person is based on their physical appearance. Your self-esteem, as mentioned before, probably relates to your appearance somehow. So, tell me again- do looks matter? Of course they do! Now when I see a fat person, two words come to mind- laziness and greed. Too lazy to exercise, too greedy to skip the second helping. Those aren’t exactly desirable traits in a person, especially in someone I am supposed to take seriously as a member of the Movement. How can someone be expected to raise their children to be superior adults if they can’t even take care of their own bodies? That may sound cruel, but it is the honest truth. If you don’t put forth the effort to watch what you eat and to keep yourself healthy, can you expect someone to think that you are doing the same with our future, your children? And your children are going to follow your example; if they see you as an active, healthy human being, they are going to follow the pattern that you set, now and into their adulthood. My three year old imitates me exercising and likes to eat salad like Mommy- those are things that have made an impression at a young age, and that are going to stick with him.

If all I’ve written up until this point hasn’t had an impact, then let me say this. If you really don’t care how you look, and you don’t care how others see you, then fine. But if you drop the excess weight that your body is carrying around, if nothing else, you will feel so much better! You will not get winded going up stairs, you won’t have achy joints, you will get sick less often, you won’t get sore feet from walking because you’ll be lighter and fitter- there are endless benefits to being healthy and the result will be how much better you feel. Why spend your entire life feeling like crap for no reason?

So that’s the why of it all; everyone has individual reasons why they want to lose weight, and to really give it your all and meet your goals, you must be motivated to stick with it. Dieting and exercising sporadically, only to gain it back, is worse than doing nothing at all. So when you are ready, it’s time to tackle the weight head-on and just go for it. I promise, once you get started, it is easier than you think!

I hope that this has given you a thing or two to think about; there is no reason for a woman to be fat other than laziness and unwillingness to do something about it. The smallest changes in diet and the addition of light physical activity really can get you on your way to a thinner and healthier you. In the following months, I will be discussing diet and nutrition, exercise, and sharing tips on how I dropped almost 70 pounds. Believe me, if I can do it, you can to. Until the next issue, I leave it in your hands.

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to email me at wau_nc@yahoo.com. If you have specific weight loss questions, I love to tell people what to do, so I will be more than happy to give out advice! Or if you want to just call me names, feel free to do that too.

WAU NC

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