Fat and Lazy

We all know the term “fat and lazy”. It’s the basic assumption, fat people are lazy. It’s a stereotype that I personally battle every day. Carrying around an extra 60lbs is tiring. And how many people have commented that they have so much more energy when they lose weight?

But you can be fat and active. I don’t perceive myself as lazy. There are times that I am, but probably no more than the average person. I have a friend who says I’m lazy because I go home after work and watch TV. That’s true, I do. But by the time I get home, I have just over 2 hours to make dinner, eat, make lunches for the next day, tidy up this day, and be in bed by 9:00pm. Why, because I get up at 4:30am. So she thinks I’m lazy. She goes out to dinner and the movies at night. And she doesn’t exercise.

I choose to live my life differently. I have my enjoyable time at the beginning of the day. I exercise, I see my friends at the gym, I socialize. And I’m far from lazy.

Being fat doesn’t mean we are lazy. No matter our size or ability, there is always some kind of exercise that we can do. It’s finding that inner drive to get started, and keep going.  

One thought on “Fat and Lazy

  1. Nice work on the blog! Nobody who wakes up at 4:30 am is lazy. My weekday schedule is very similar to yours. I workout in the morning and watch a lot of TV at night. I love it. No shame in that…gotta go, I think Wipeout is starting! (See you at the Y)

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