Bulges in My Tummy... Am I Ugly?
"All my colleagues tell me that I am fat and that I have do cut my fat off to be pretty, I feel so fat ...that I feel ugly...."
This is just one of what you hear from a lot of people, especially women, who feel those bulges on their tummy. One, two three thin layers? They are belly bulges which are deeply deposited "stomach fat" if you're a woman with a waist wider than 35 inches, or a man with a waist wider than 40 inches.
Perhaps you were never bothered until those gathering fat around the middle starts to look unbecoming and you know how difficult it is to keep slim. So it's going to be either, you will remain with those bulges on your tummy, or get rid of them.
Don't Feel Ugly
Don't feel ugly. You may want to lose weight, but don't think because you are not rail thin like your friends that you are unworthy. It is claimed that there is more to be said about woman with curves than those without, so take it that way instead.
Take a look at how some fat, but not obese people, get very high very high self-esteem. They got bulges, but they look graceful, fashionably fit and joyful. There are still plenty of women with normal "bulges" in the body, yet they look stunning in their swimsuits!
Their being fat did not stop them from feeling lovely, beautiful and sexy. Their self-assurance and acceptance has turned them to look favorably fashionable, and there was nothing wrong with it. Sometimes we could be thankful that some people despite the "hindrances" of what we think completes a physical beauty, can enjoy normal clothes like everyone else.
Inner beauty and self acceptance are among life's strong attributes. Don't let anyone bring you down. If you're getting fat, so what? Love yourself as you are. If there is something you need to change, then do it, but only for the right reasons.
If you admire Hollywood's ramp models in their super thin and sexy image of beauty, why not do your own thing to be like them? You both have the body, but you can use your bulges as sexy curves which they don't have. See, you got an edge.
Honestly, it's not easy to get a flat stomach once you have allowed the "fat" to dwell on your belly area, but fortunately, you can lose belly fat for a slimmer waistline. Visceral fat tends to respond quickly to healthy lifestyle changes.
If you don’t fight or give the body the exercise it expects from you, the fat and glucose swimming around your system will gather up around the middle and get deposited as fat. Unless you do something physical, all that extra energy in the form of fat and glucose, has nowhere to go, but re-deposited as fat.
Added to that, a flat stomach cannot be achieved using exercise alone, it also requires an effective change in your eating habits as well as patience and determination.
Why not use your TV time to do belly exercises?
Try the Hula Hoop.
Did you know that the more you attempt to get the hoop move in circles around your waist, the more you are doing an exercise that's great for your belly and the waistline? Yes, your waistline!
If you really desire to get rid of those ugly belly fats, you need strong determination and patience to do it. You'll be inspired with Lara's hoop of self-esteem. Read her article, here.
Eating healthily is different from dieting. It is a pattern that subconsciously tells the body-- all is well. If you restrict your diet or cut calories, it can raise stress levels in your system which contribute to fat storage. So ensure that you are getting the right nutrition. Here's an explanation to that.
Bear in mind that flattening the stomach entails work and it requires the correct approach and attitude. If you think you have an attitude that could last until stomach muscles are visible, I wish you luck.
You should read my hub Fat But Beautiful - Everything Starts from Within.
If you're doing exercise at home, don't get too much out of breath within the first few weeks. I'm not fat but I started my own routine beginning with 10 minutes (lazy as I am) first thing in the morning after my 3 glasses of water, for the first three months, imagine that! But I was able to get my own pace and have appreciated what a short regular exercise has a lot benefit for my heart and for my body. Thanks to exercise!