Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fat Fit vs Skinny Fat

I am sure you have all heard the term Skinny Fat, if not it is used to describe people who are skinny but are not really in shape.  Well I was thinking today that there should be a term for those of us who are fat but are still in good shape, maybe Fat Fit?  Can you be fat and still fit?  I think so; I probably need to lose about 30+ pounds so I would be considered fat my most standards.  But at the same time I can run 8 miles, I can swim over a ¼ mile; I can bike over 15 miles, and do many other active fit things.  So even though I am fat I consider myself to be pretty fit.  

I wonder though why our society is totally fine with people who are Skinny Fat but not okay with those of us who are Fit & Fat.  I mean really I may have some extra pounds on me but I am in much better shape than some skinny people I know, and I set the heart monitors off at the doctors because my resting heart rate is so low (that is because I AM a runner).  So why is it that people choose to judge me because I have had a hard time losing all this weight after having two kids?  Why don’t they judge the girl who sits around eating crap and watching TV all day but just happens to have an awesome metabolism?  How is that girl better than me?   How is that girl Healthier than me?
Do I want to lose the extra weight I have?  Yes, but to be honest I have been trying and am really not sure at all what I am doing wrong at this point.  I even change to a totally Vegan diet and did not lose a pound.  So I have been trying to come to terms with the fact that I am now fat and maybe fat for a while (until I can figure out why I am not losing any weight).   

So as a society maybe before we decide to judge the chubby girl for letting her self-go or for being a couch potato maybe you should find out if she is just someone who is Fat & Fit and could maybe be in even better shape than you!

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7 comments:

sheri said...

LOVE IT!! I am also fat fit. I am almost considered obese, I just ran 3 marathons in 50 days... I can swim, I can bike. I feel you girl!! I have wondered this many times.

mom27g said...

love it Tracey - for a very long time I was the skinny fat girl. Now I'm fit, but not as skinny and happy to be here :)

Patricia said...

I used to be a skinny fat girl - trying to be better, but you could outrun me by 5+ miles on my best day, girl -- you go!

Krista said...

Well Said, my friend!! Keep it up!

Mary said...

Remember my aunt's comment of "if you run so much, why are you still so fat?"
Yeah, people are stupid and ignorant and I sometimes want to yell at people who make ignorant comments.
I think you're awesome, keep doing what you do girl!

Aunty Em's said...

I was skinny-fat (well, actually just average-fat) for ages until we discover SCD (the Specific Carbohydrate diet). Since starting it I have lost all my excess weight, changed my body shape and found MASSES of energy. So now I'm a runner, too, and working my way up to skinny-fit. Good luck!

Sapna Kapoor said...

If you don't have time for workouts and still want to lose weight, you can try Toshiba PVT-375BT!! I lose weight and so happy about it!