I was teased “Fat Paige” my entire adolescence and I’m basically over it at 20-something.
In fact, I’m so over it, that I took it and redefined it.
Society is always redefining words anyhow.
Fat is a noun, a physical tissue thing.
One simply can’t Be fat.
I have (noun) fat..
And, shiid pretty much everybody is (old-adjective) “fat” nowadays or getting “fat”…
Did you know that:
40% = 20 to 39 young adults are overweight/obese
44.8% = 40 to 59 years are overweight/obese
42.8% = 60+ are overweight/obese
I am redefining FAT as in
Fit And Transforming.
I am Fit because I remember when I couldn’t even jog one mile, to running one mile as a daily morning routine.
That took helly dedication.
Constantly pushing myself at the gym, then seeing progress is an amazing feeling that I loved.
I am the fittest I’ve ever been every time I go in the gym, with every extra rep, or minute I continue on!
I am Transforming because I am constantly growing, changing to form my best self.
Plus, not only physically.. Because it’s not about the aesthetic.., the look.
This weight transformation led change and growth in Me mentally, emotionally, and even socially, and yes spiritually too!
I am someone who continues to be their best self in any and every area of Life, to be my best self..
Where I am, with what I have.
I am learning what’s good for me and my body. Learning from my mistakes. Learning more about myself. Learning what makes me happy. Learning my talents…
That’s what being Fat / Paige means to me.
And this process and fitness and transformation journey means a lot to me. I just wanna be my best self.
& everyone is FAT.
So let’s stop feeling bad about our stomach pudges, and rubbing thighs. End of story.
And what’s super amazing is how I can actually laugh about this now, and even write and put this on the Internet because I used to be super unhappy, under spoken and in dark times with (old-adjective) “fat”.
Words have meaning. They carry weight in people’s minds and lives. Some words can break hearts.
And hearing Fat used to make me cringe and hate myself. Real trauma I feel like I am juuuust healing over, stuff from +15 years ago. From events that happened even in elementary school to all the way through high school. I have grown and changed so much since those times. Shout out to myself!
For maintaining an 80-pound weight loss and creating someone I love and am proud of. And letting my negative body image views go.
Keep up with my fitness journey on Instagram @helloposipaige and @thefatpaige.
Peace and blessings,
– P. Blessman