Finally, the day is here. You have shed those extra pounds and feeling awesome about yourself. Now it’s time to step out into the street and face the music. There are things that will excite you: wearing shorts, rocking a bikini. Other will be surprising, like buying anti-aging creams because your fine lines are suddenly more prominent. There will be some surprising side effects — some fun, others challenging. But before you go round town, flaunting the new bod, check out these 5 things that nobody tells you when you first hit the gym.
1. YOU WILL STILL BE THE SAME PERSON
People will keep telling you that you are going to be a whole new person once you get rid of those carbs, and we believe it because basic human psyche enables us to hear exactly what we want. A charming new personality and whole new body will make us a huge success in life and with the other sex, too. This may sound like the most desirable thing in the world for slightly disappointed, obese, wannabe gym-hitters, but the reality is actually the quite opposite. No matter how much you are told that you become an all-new version of your former self, the reality is different. You will continue to be the same person and your inner personality will not change with your new body. An outer makeover doesn’t automatically change your life or bring you success with the ladies or gents, but it can improve it and provide you with a better and healthier lifestyle that will be beneficial in the long run.
2. YOU GET TO SHOP FOR CLOTHES YOU WANT TO
This is nothing new for obese folks who have been roaming in the plus-size clothes section all their lives. Though it may seem absurd (and even comical to some extent) to ordinary folks, for the plus-sized people it is a final relief after years of being shunned in the normal fabric department. You can finally shop for clothes that you always wanted to, and not buy something to hide that formerly hideous figure of yours. Once the right stuff is in, confidence sets in and you can move about in your fave designer wear like you always wanted to.
3. NOT ALL CLOTHES WILL LOOK GOOD ON YOU
Do you get to wear clothes that you liked before but you couldn’t buy? Yes. Do you get to wear anything and everything you set your eyes upon? No! It may seem like you finally get to slip on any outfit you want to, but that’s not always the case. Even when perfectly fit, there are several attires that are crafted for a specific body type only, and you may not always fit into it. Not everything is about fitting as well. Some things will look better on you and some worse, just as before, you’ll just have a lot more choice.
4. YOU CAN EAT WITHOUT BEING JUDGED
Remember those people who would stare into your plates as you helped yourself to that second medium-sized cheese pizza or that 3rd hot dog? Once you get rid of your blubber, all of that disappears like the darkness melting in the sun. It may sound a tad dramatic, but undoubtedly the relief in eating out without getting yourself judged by the public is palpable. Moreover, when you are thin but still indulge in, other chubby guys notice you and even get inspired.
5. PEOPLE WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOUR WEIGHT LOSS
After your success story is there for everyone to see, people will react to it and ask how you did it. When you were the big guy in the room, people took you for granted, but when the weight loss sets in, you become the talk of the town. Other obese people will talk with you because they want some pointers so that they can try your method for themselves (one thing you can recommended are plus size knee braces to prevent bone fracture from obesity). Folks will congratulate you and give their support and encouragement, some will be a little jealous and others will be happy for you.
Congratulations on your success and make others inspired to do the same. Cheerio!