Disadvantages of being Fit and Muscular
We hear a lot of advantages on being fit, such as how it prolongs our life, is good for our well being and improves our living standard. Your health is your biggest wealth and you definitely should be taking your health seriously. However everything is not rosy for people who are fit. In this article we will talk about some of the disadvantages that people experience as they get fit. Keep in mind that these disadvantages are minor inconveniences when compared to the advantages of being healthy. The below mentioned disadvantages by no means justify ignoring your health.
Your Intelligence is Doubted: People generally perceive that you mostly focus on building up your body rather than improving your mind. The knee jerk response of most people is that you are a meathead. Moreover this perception of stupidity is combined with the perception that these fit individuals are vain about their body. This perception can sometimes make it very difficult for fit individuals to be taken seriously about anything other than fitness.
People are Afraid of you: If you are very muscular many people get intimidated by you quite easily, especially if you are of African descent. They might think that you are a bouncer or wrestler. This makes it difficult for you to meet new people freely. On the flip side this might have some advantages also as people will not screw with you easily.
It gets Difficult to find Clothing that fits well: As you get fit you realize that most of the brands do not make clothing suitable for athletic people. While your waist remains suited for small or medium sized shirts, your shoulders and chest get too big for them. If you get a shirt large or extra large in size, although it will fit your shoulders and chest, at the waist it will be too loose. Similarly for jeans, a jeans which fits you on you waist will not be able to house your glutes and quads, while if you get a jeans which can accommodate your glutes and quads it will be too loose on your waist.
You will be Type Casted as a Fitness Freak: People will form an image of you as a fit person in their mind and it becomes very difficult for them to look at you any other way. You can talk with them about a variety of other topics, such as literature, politics or philosophy, however they will never think of you on those terms and will pigeon hole you to the role of a person who is crazy about fitness.
Grocery Bill will Balloon: As you gain muscle mass, your metabolism will skyrocket. You will eat far more than what you used to eat previously. Moreover to stay fit you will mostly be eating healthy stuff, which is expensive. All of this will significantly increase your grocery bill. On the flip side though, you will be eating out less so expense will decrease from that side.
Eating out with Friends becomes Difficult: Restaurant food is optimized to taste good rather than provide nourishment. Therefore to maintain the lean body you will have to avoid restaurant food as much as possible. This means no more Friday night hangouts and beer in the nearest sports bar.
Put up with People’s Excuses: People will feel a sense of inferiority when comparing them with you. To feel better about themselves they will come up with a lot of excuses, which you will have to put up with. You have worked so hard to achieve this physique however be prepared to get your results been attributed to your genetics. You will even see these people cursing their genetics while freely eating deep fried stuff and gulping bottles after bottles of beer.
You get Unwanted Attention: As you start to stand out in the crowd, people will do strange things, such as posing in a fighting position in front of you or just pass some sort of comment on your muscles. You will develop a lot of sympathy for women, as you will notice how some people might inappropriately touch you or follow you around.
You Experience Body Dysmorphia: Body Dysmorphia is when you perceive small imperfections in your body as huge defects. If you are serious about your body, you are bound to experience this. While bulking up your stomach will bloat and you will feel as if you have grown fat, while during cutting you will feel that you have lost all your gains while in reality it is just that your body is low in carbs. No matter how good you become you will never be there, which you think to be the perfection you are targeting at.
So there you have it, some of the inconvenience that you might notice when you get fit and muscular. Getting fit is well worth bearing all these disadvantages as getting fit is the best thing you can do not just for yourself but also for everyone you love.
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