After my post on the distinctive victory of Exercise over Type 2 Diabetes, I was a little disheartened after having to quote an article that stated most of the sufferers would not stick to an exercise and diet plan that would beat the disease into submission. That lack of whatever it is, is really heartbreaking to me because it’s so – unnecessary. I’ve run into posts before where overweight people worry about going to a gym to hit the treadmill, weights or the pool because they feel people look down on them. This line of thinking is almost entirely self-inflicted because the reality is, for the vast majority of us that already exercise regularly, exactly the opposite is true.
There is no doubt that there are some arrogant losers who scoff at people who are not physically perfect and who are out trying to get fit, but those people are few and far between. The important question is; who would live their life based on the opinions of a handful of jerks anyway? Unfortunately, it’s a lot. It is possible that the arrogant jerk excuse is simply that, an excuse, but I’m not buying that totally. I was extremely skinny through college (6′ and 130 lbs) and I always felt a little awkward when my buddy Scott and I went to the campus gym to work out. Scott was a built fella and he really took me under his wing to try to get me bulked up – I should have felt fine, if I just knew then what I know now, but I didn’t… And that’s the reason for this post.
Now, this is going to take a bit, so if your interest is piqued, grab a cup of coffee and read on. (more…)