This is a cruel world we live in. It really is. People enjoy laughing and mocking other people. Comedians make fat jokes. Movies are made about fat people. That’s the way things are.
If you are feeling ashamed or hurt when someone laughs at you, it is normal. It’s worse if strangers are the ones mocking you. There are many rude and insensitive people who will pass comments at you just for being fat.
The question here is… What are you going to do about it?
Are you going to complain? Are you going to go home, sit on the bed and silently cry? Will you shout at those harassing you and make them laugh at you further? What will you do?
Now imagine this… would these same people make fun of a big, burly biker in a Harley Davidson helmet. Not in this lifetime. He would have no hesitation handing them their butt on a plate.
People only make fun of those that can’t retaliate. There is no fear. There is no respect.
Ultimately, it’s not even about them. This is about you. It’s a battle within you.
If you were grossly overweight but you had a Phd. in mathematics, and someone told you that you were an uneducated fool, would you be offended? No, you wouldn’t. You’d look at that person and wonder what a moron they were. What if that same person called you a fat cow or a lard ass?
Ho! That’s going to hurt. But why? Both are insults and both are from the same person.
The reason is that nobody can say something that hurts you if you do not secretly believe it yourself. This is an eternal truth. Deep in your heart, you may have regret, shame, disappointment, anger and even hatred towards yourself.
You feel helpless that you allowed yourself to become overweight. You may lie to yourself and say that you’re fated to be this way. Or you have always been this way and can’t change. Whatever story you tell yourself will never remove the way you truly feel about yourself. When someone else makes a joke at your expense, all the deep seated feeling come back to the top and hurt you.
There is only one way out of this. You must change and you must do whatever it takes to get into shape. Forget about the clowns who laugh at you. You will have the last laugh.
You will eat right. You will learn whatever you need to about fitness. You will exercise and you will keep at it till you transform yourself.
You feel ashamed? You feel anger? You feel hurt?
Then you work out harder. You run as fast as you can. You lift the weights till you can’t lift them anymore. You will sweat till the perspiration drips from your forehead into your eyes and makes you tear.
These tears you shed from hard work will be the tears that change your entire life. These salty tears will tear off the ugly fat from your body and leave you looking like the person you deserve to be.
Nobody will be able to make fun of your weight. You know who you are. It may take you a long time to get there. You will pay a hefty price in terms of sweat, sacrifice and pain… but the rewards will be worth ten times whatever price you paid to get there.
You can hold your head up high and walk with a bounce in your step. Life is too short to live ashamed. Get fit. Get strong. Get started.
You have what it takes. You always did.