Okay so I never use the word “fat” or “fat day”, I think that’s why I’m putting it in quotation marks which is probably a completely incorrect use of punctuation anywaaaay back to the blog post. I hear so many beautiful women say “fat day” so I thought I’d write one of my honest little posts and then give some advice on how to beat “fat day”.
Firstly- we all have them! Girls, guys, me, I’m sure dogs even have them! I hear all the time “Oh I’m having such a fat day!” And when I might mention something similar- I’ll get eyes rolling and the “are you serious” look. Okay yes I’m a healthy weight and pretty body confident but that doesn’t mean I don’t have days where I just feel yucky and uncomfortable. Maybe I’ve eaten too much or it’s that time of the month or sometimes there’s no reason whatsoever.
From the age of 13 to 19, my relationship with my body was not a healthy one! As a 16 year old ballet dancer, I used to pull my flat stomach in constantly, even the smallest bulge would send me into a dark place. Since, becoming happier and healthier, my relationship with my body has changed and I’ve learnt to love womanly curves. No woman’s stomach is flat 24/7- it shouldn’t be! Lee Mullins, founder of The Workshop Gym, recently taught me buddha breathing which is breathing into your belly so that it expands as you inhale. You actually push it out and it feels amazing! It felt strange at first but then it felt completely a natural thing to do. Give it a try and notice how relaxed and less stressed you feel.
Regardless of weight- everyone has one of those days when everything in your body just feels “ugh”.
1. Firstly, it’s just an illusion. The day before you were probably prancing around naked and taking selfies in your new activewear, it’s unlikely you’ve put on 20lbs in a day.
2. I like to get moving on these days, whether it be a gentle yoga session or a high intensity workout, I always feel more body confident after a workout but also those mood boosting endorphins are released and the world is a happier place. Try my flat lower abs workout.
3. Daydream and listen to your favourite tunes. No matter what mood I’m in, music always cheers me up and I’ll drift into a little fantasy world and daydream about being Ellie Goulding or about walking down the aisle. Being in the present moment is generally always the best moment to be but when your feeling a little crappy then a little daydreaming is the way forward!
So I hope next time you are having one those days you remember this little post and remember that everyone, YES EVERYONE, has rolls when they bend over.
Love, Lottie x