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Ah… this is a semi serious post, because there has been something that has
bothered me for, a very long time, and years actually. I hate my arms, my
jiggly, flabby, fat arms; there I said it. Whew, that wasn’t hard to say
because it’s not a secret that I can’t stand how my arms are. When I went to
get my body fat percentage done, it was done on a computer and through a “fat
grabber” (cool name bro), and it was discovered I “carry” more fat in my arms,
than my stomach. Arm fat, is MUCH harder to lose, especially for women, so that
just really sucks for me, but it’s a wall I have had to learn to get over.
As you can see from the picture above, my arm isn’t skinny at all, and it’s
flabby. For the LONGEST time I would always cover up my arms, with anything I
could, sweaters, long sleeves, and very baggy t-shirts. But, I started to
think, WHO CARES what MY arms look like but me? When I started going to the gym
with the #swolebiff I gained some confidence, I am AT the gym to change what I
don’t “like” about my body. So therefore, within reason I will WEAR what I want
to wear, if it shows my arms, who cares? It took me a bit to not care, or
wonder if people were staring at my arms, we work our upper body 3 times a week
so I know that I am working towards making these arms shrink.
When I am outside the gym, I still wonder if people are staring at my arms
but I now have the confidence to know how capable my arms are. I can bench
press 70lbs, my bicep curls are up to 22.5lbs, and as of today I can do an
overhead press of 50lbs. Now my “low” numbers, are just that LOW, but my form
is keeping straight, and also I add 5-10 lbs per week, per exercise, and that
is good enough for me.
I have learned that I shouldn’t be ashamed of what my body looks like; my
body is extremely strong and powerful. It is not perfect but day by day I am
changing what my body composition is and that is what matters to me. My legs
are extremely powerful, are they 100% fit (aka “toned”)? Nope not even in the
slightest but do you know what they CAN do with ease; is leg press 330lbs, YUP
THREE HUNDRED THIRTY POUNDS.
I have learned to love my body, no matter what it looks like, throughout
this process, it’s very long process. I have a lot of weight to lose, but that
is okay because I am working on making my body better than what it was when I
started this journey in April 2013.
Who cares what your body looks like; do you know why you should think that?
You should LOVE your body, because you are a living, breathing, human being,
and that is what you should focus on. I am learning that I will love my body,
no matter what because it allows me to walk this earth with my loving fiancé,
be with my loving family, and be a good dog mom to my baby Baloo. For all of
that, it’s good enough reason to love my body.