I think any body who has ever been overweight, probably even those who haven’t, will at some point have a “fat” day. Those days where you just feel like crap and like the fattest person on the planet.
I had a fat day a couple of days ago. I didn’t do anything different, I didn’t eat badly, I went to the gym and had a solid workout, my clothes weren’t tight, and most importantly, I was no fatter or thinner than the day before.
That’s the thing with these fat days, they aren’t rational, they aren’t necessarily based on any tangible fact, you just feel fat. I KNOW that my on the day in question I was a perfectly healthy weight for my height, just as I was the day before, and the day after. But from the moment I woke up to the moment I went to sleep I felt foul.
The flip side of this is that feeling so crap all day motivatied me to get up a 5:30 to go for an hour at the gym before work the next day, so it’s not all bad.
The thing is this isn’t really a healthy reaction. Like I said, fat days aren’t rational, I wasn’t fat, I just felt it, so really I shouldn’t have altered my routine. That’s the way madness lies, luckily this isn’t a regular occurance, but by getting up early for an extra workout I let the fat demons win. Once you start doing this regularly is when people end up with eating disorders or problems with compulsive exercise.
So my point is baisically this, if you’re having a fat day, don’t let it get you down. You’re no better or worse than the day before, so just suck it up and get on. Do your regular routine, eat your regular diet. We all have these demons that sometimes try to undermine our self esteem, the only way to beat them is to stick your middle finger up at them and carry on as normal.