Do you believe me? I’ve been doing strength training lately and I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and a great revelation came to me. I am not fat. If you know me personally, you know that I am not at my goal weight yet, I’ve still got a little while to go before I get there. I saw myself in the mirror and as I was walking away I saw my arm, and it was in the perfect position that I could see the muscle, and there was some fat hanging around. That’s when I realized I wasn’t fat, the muscle helped me realize it, but before the muscle was that spectacular (yes, I said it, SPECTACULAR!) I still wasn’t fat. Yes, I had fat, but the fat wasn’t me, it was just hiding me.
I know in my own experience so many times I would think of myself as the “fat girl,” I identified with the fat, not with who I truly was. Inside I was just a girl who could be anything, but I identified myself as being fat, and more fat came and hung off my body. It’s time to stop identifying yourself as being “fat” because fat is NOT WHAT YOU ARE. IT IS WHAT IS ATTACHED TO YOU. You are awesome and amazing, you embrace change and look for the good it will bring to your life (why else would you be reading this blog?), you are God’ wonderful child, and you are stronger than you think you are!
It’s time to stop seeing what is attached to you and to start seeing who you are. You are beautiful. Has God made anything that isn’t beautiful? Well, He made you! So you a beautiful! Stop calling yourself fat, or thinking of yourself as fat. Think of yourself as capable, beautiful and amazing. Focus on what the fat is covering. In my case the fat was covering a strong woman who loves God… why wouldn’t I want to identify with that instead?