I'm Motivated To Stay Lean Because I Was Bullied For Liking Anime

mindset, nutrition -

I'm Motivated To Stay Lean Because I Was Bullied For Liking Anime

How do I remain motivated to stay lean?⠀

Well, I'd be lying if I said that being bullied for my obesity for at least 10 years had nothing to do with it. 

Now don't get me wrong, that isn't predominantly for vanity reasons. It was predominantly because I was fat and I couldn't stop it. I felt absolutely powerless back then, like I couldn't change a thing about myself.

But eventually after being inspired by the Super Saiyan transformations on a drug comedown from hell I did change something. I changed the way I saw the world and the way I saw myself, I changed my attitude from somebody who was powerless to somebody who was powerful and that one change cascaded into all areas of my life.

This is why I always recommend people who want to better themselves start with fitness, it teaches you that certain inputs create certain outputs and that you literally can transform yourself just like an anime character. The physical manifestation of watching yourself morph in the mirror is very empowering, and you can apply that mentality to anything.

I definitely think it's petty to be motivated by the words of bullies, mainly because their opinion isn't worth a damn on its own. Anyone who feels the need to bully is nothing but a loser. But in this case their words hit me so hard because it directly reflected my weaknesses and I knew it was true.

And that's how I constantly stay lean. Not because of some bullies in primary school, but because I'm running away from the child I used to be. The person who couldn't change a thing.
Be More Shonen

Doflamingo cosplay from One Piece
I can't imagine telling the kid version of me that 1) I'd be that lean and 2) That I'd have the confidence to dress like that haha! Cosplay: Donquixote Doflamingo (One Piece) Photo: Catberry Photography (Taken at CosXpo 2019)

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published