Thursday, December 3, 2009


FAT! What does this word mean to you? For me it is just a word to describe, a very neutral description of the body. This is more about what you use the word for. What has the word or description of fat, meant to you in the past compared to how you view it now?

I think it can be hard for some of us to use this word,fat, we think we are hurting someones feeling by calling them fat, like it is a bad word. I have also heard the word fat used freely to describe one self. I think if you own the word, Fat,in a healthy way, not putting yourself down or making fun of yourself or others it is really just a way to describe. If you are using the work fat to insult or hurt someone than yes by all means it is bad.

For me I like to talk about fat and being healthy together. You never want to feel like you are being forced to exercise or eat clean. When you take a bunch of rules that were thrown at you with the words "BECAUSE YOU ARE FAT" attached to them, and you try to follow it all, the negative feeling you have just grows bigger and stronger. We need to look at it a bit differently, in order to find the true reason to staying on track and the real desire to exercise and eat clean.

So, I ask you to think about this. It isn't all about how much you weigh, it isn't about not being called fat anymore. I know people I talk to tell me that those things do have something to do with it, but it is really starting out loving you and your body and understanding that you need to be healthy. When you are overweight you are at risk for so many diseases. This is about you finding a fun form of exercise, and eating clean healthy foods. This is about you being conscious of your choices and knowing that you are doing everything you can to be around longer.

Yes, I agree that certain things will motivate you to want to look better. Go for it and look your best, just remember to feel your best as well. Focus on what is important to you and start to create inner motivation. When you have that, no one will stop you!

Love Life, Laugh as you Live and Stay Fit,
Danielle Laux

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