Will all the Fat People Please Stand Up
I’ve made quite an interesting observation recently.
Nothing profound. Nothing jaw-dropping or world changing. Just something…interesting.
It was just another day at the gym. Recently I’ve shortened my rest periods for my Visual Impact challenge so I haven’t had much time to sit back and relax. Everything is run and gun and I’m typically pretty exhausted after I’m done.
But after a grueling workout, I had a chance to sit back on the bench and just look around for a second.
Then I noticed something…
I’ve seen these people here before.
Every time I’m here I see the exact same people. Some of them I know, most of them I don’t, but the interesting thing is that the majority of them are already fit. They’re just there looking to get fitter.
But where are the fat people?
Where are the unhealthy people?
Where are the people who actually need to be here?
It seems like things are a little upside down at the moment. If the world really is in as bad shape as experts say, then where are the 66 percent of the population currently classified as overweight or obese? What the hell are they doing?
Right now it feels like a rich getting richer and poor getting poorer kind of scenario. The fit are getting fitter and the fat are getting fatter.
Why is this?
Is it shame? Is it lack of confidence or lack of hope? Or is it just undeniable laziness? Regardless of the reason, there’s something you need to understand…
The gym is a place of change. It is a place where we go to shape and sculpt our bodies, strengthen our inner systems, and change our lives for the better. The gym doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t care if you’re overweight, scrawny or shamefully weak. It doesn’t care what your starting measurements are or how ridiculous you look in your ‘muscle’ shirt. All it cares about is that you’re there making an effort and truly pushing yourself to become better.
At my gym, there is no sign at the door saying ‘No Fat People Allowed‘. There is no requirement for low body fat percentage or a curvy figure. There is nothing but an environment primed for change.
So where are you?
Before I end this post, I’d like to ask all the fat people to please stand up. Tell me where you are because I don’t see you at the gym.
What’s stopping you from making the most important change in your life?
Share your thoughts in the comments below. I’d love to hear what you think.