Go ahead, I'll wait.
Then, let us all let out a collective: Holy Shit.
I mean, I think we all knew that things were bad. I personally didn't know it was 30% of the world's population kind of bad.
I was talking with my hubby about it, and he had the following to say. I think they are truly valid points:
I think there is so much YES to all of the above. Eating right and exercising are very important, but it's not always about "lack of will-power" for those having trouble with that. The above gives perfect ideas as to other reasons, besides someones personal character (because let's face it - when someone tells you to "just use will power" they are making a character judgement that you are lazy. Lazy/unmotivated = societal wretch)
The increase in obesity in other countries can be pointed to the increase in westernization that is filtering across the world. Processed foods and electronics abounding. What a cluster.
There is another aspect of this announcement of the obesity percentage is something quite opposite. The only reason I can even write about it is because I thought it myself.
As a not-as-fat-but-still-fat person, I read the article and at one point, this ran through my head:
"Well, if so many people are fat now, it won't be so bad if I am still fat."
This, of course, comes from the disordered mind of a food addict, and is in direct correlation to my upbringing. While growing up, I didn't want to lose weight to be healthy - I wanted it to fit in. I wanted it so I wouldn't be bullied. I wanted to be "normal".
Now, it appears that fitting in is not so much of an issue.
Luckily for me, my reasons for getting (and staying) fit have changed and expanded. But there is obviously a little part of me in there that cares about being smaller in order to fit the societal norm.
Let me also say (because I know some of you might be thinking it) that I KNOW there is still stigma against overweight people. I know it because I still experience it. This aspect was merely brought up to expose the absurdity of my brain.
Yup, I'm a nut job.
|Post upper-body/core workout on Tuesday|
BUT, I'm a nut job who is still working, to get to my goals of being fit, strong and always striving for 200# down.
Keep moving forward..............