That’s what Munch is telling me this weekend. You remember Munch, the annoying voice in my head? I know I need to move my body more, but I have given up the walking I love because it is excruciatingly painful for my knee with the extra weight I am carrying again.
As I puzzled over how I could begin to move more, a lightbulb came on! I remembered how easy it was to move in the water when I was at my Aquasize class. Ta da! I could walk in the pool at my gym without pain!
On Friday, I went shopping and bought a new swimsuit. I was totally excited about getting back into the pool…and then Munch chimed in. You’re too fat to wear that swimsuit in public! WWTT? (What would they think?)
Dreaded WWTT disease was back! This disease used to control my life. I was paralyzed by it. I thought I had conquered this years ago, but here it was raising its ugly head again and I was letting it dampen my excitement about going to the pool.
I love this saying…People who care, don’t matter and people who matter, don’t care. But I also know it’s not easy to turn the other cheek when people say unkind and sometimes downright nasty things to you in public. I keep telling myself they are saying more about themselves than me when they spout off, but that still doesn’t make it easy to ignore the hurt and pain they cause.
Before I head to the pool this week, I have armed myself with a come-back that I will use if I hear any comments about my weight. I giggle every time I think of it. I almost wish someone will make a derogatory comment just so I can look them in the eye and reply:
UNLESS I AM SITTING ON YOUR FACE, MY WEIGHT IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS!
That may be too “out there” for you, but you do need to think about how you will react when, not if, there are comments. There are a lot of damaged people out there who think that putting you down will make them feel better.
Maybe you are the type of person that can just let the comments fall away and totally ignore them. Maybe you, like me, need to mentally prepare yourself to deal with the hurtful comments. Whatever you do, you must push WWTT to the side and begin moving your body. Your body will thank you for it!