Are you Happy with your body image ?

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    Dec 15, 2013 4:23 PM GMT
    So I used to be chubby through out high school and Lost weight After .( did home workouts such as Insanity and zumba and meal replacements )

    Now I workout at the gym ,since I can drive myself there and back home But I consider my Body as a work in progress whereas some people think I have a hot body but I think its just average ,based on the fact that I know that I can do so much more to get big boy muscles ,defined abs AND MOSTLY I DON'T WANNA GET CHUBBY AGAIN !!!

    so yeah


    Are you Happy with your body Image ?
  • Bunjamon

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    Dec 15, 2013 5:03 PM GMT
    I think most people consider their bodies to be works in progress, since you'll always have to work to keep what you've got if you're happy with it, and work to get what you want if you're not.

    I used to be a skinny bean pole until my second year of university; same height as I am now (tall!) but about 25-30 pounds lighter. Back then I was terribly insecure, but now my body image is getting better and better each day. icon_smile.gif To be honest, having someone telling you every day that s/he thinks you're handsome helps (and it doesn't necessarily have to be a boyfriend/partner/husband/bff/sister/mother/etc.). Telling yourself every day really helps, too.
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    Dec 15, 2013 5:11 PM GMT
    I'm getting there steadily. Having lost over 40 lbs since this spring, my progress has made me a lot happier than before. For me, the weight represented a bad time, a few years back I had some depression issues and packed on a lot of weight, which made me even more depressed. Looks aren't everything, but the truth is, if you look better, you feel better.
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    Dec 15, 2013 6:04 PM GMT
    If I could lose 10 pounds I'd be PERFECT.
    My waist is throwing my body proportions out of whack.
    Get behind me, Satan, and take those brownies with you.
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    Dec 15, 2013 8:30 PM GMT
    ^Not to mention you look great.
  • swimbud

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    Dec 16, 2013 6:11 AM GMT
    Yes, but I always see room for improvement in myself.
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    Dec 16, 2013 6:26 AM GMT
    Not really. I can only blame myself though because I can be quite the glutenous mess.

    I was 80 pounds heavier than this though, so I did try. It's just tightening up those lose ends that has been a problem for me.
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    Dec 16, 2013 6:30 AM GMT
    getting close too, some improvment to do, but overwhole, im happy.
  • Trauts

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    Dec 16, 2013 6:33 AM GMT
    Yeah, I do see my body as a work in progress too. I used to be a fat kid as well, and then the army changed everything icon_smile.gif

    Overall, I guess I'm happy with the way I look but always striving to improve. You like my pageant answer?
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    Dec 16, 2013 6:44 AM GMT
    No , not yet
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    Dec 16, 2013 8:18 AM GMT
    It could be better. My body, that is. So no?
  • Gymbear45

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    Dec 16, 2013 8:22 AM GMT
    Body image is a baggage a lot of men carry with themselves. I agree about being a work in progress. I still have a ways to go to get a six pack, but my stomach is flat and I feel healthier.
    Since I have MS, I have to consider that being able to lift more than an 8 lb dumbbell is a pretty good thing. I've come a long way and so have you - take pride in that rather than questioning yourself!
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    Dec 16, 2013 8:32 AM GMT
    Happier everyday, always room for improvement though
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    Dec 16, 2013 8:36 AM GMT
    I hate being hairy. I have a pale skin complexion too and have a white butt.
  • Danskerb

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    Dec 16, 2013 10:09 AM GMT
    Its Always going to be a process. I just hope I get to a point where I don't want to get bigger one day but just want to maintain
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    Dec 16, 2013 10:21 AM GMT
    When I was in my early/mid 20s, I look better, more ripped than now and I had a lot of running and swim practices too! Anyway, that would explain why I had a lot sex back then ! Now, I haven't been to the gym in a while but I'm happy somewhat of my body! I'm not super skinny or chubby or anything! I think it's mostly because people get older, they get stressed out about life, dating, work, money...etc So Yeah I mean I don't want to end up dating some dude just because he wants me to be in top physical shape all the time! I try to control, exercise and watch what I eat most of the time, I'd probably gonna stay at the same weight/height. But yeah, I would like to get a tighter butt! and a bigger bicep/arm! but some of the guys I've been with in the past, they like me the way I am! so yeah no pressures I guess!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 16, 2013 10:38 AM GMT
    EchelonHaze saidSo I used to be chubby through out high school and Lost weight After .( did home workouts such as Insanity and zumba and meal replacements )

    Now I workout at the gym ,since I can drive myself there and back home But I consider my Body as a work in progress whereas some people think I have a hot body but I think its just average ,based on the fact that I know that I can do so much more to get big boy muscles ,defined abs AND MOSTLY I DON'T WANNA GET CHUBBY AGAIN !!!

    so yeah


    Are you Happy with your body Image ?


    First I want to say you have a beautiful and amazing body! Second I understand how you see your body image difference from how others see you. I have that same issue and I thank a lot of men feel the same way. I use to be very skinny and very fat weighing 240 lbs. I know I will never be satisfied with the way I look. I'm 5' 8"" 150-lbs and I see my self as too skinny. I'm hoping to gain 10 lbs of muscle but even if I do I still will see faults in my appearence. So I'm trying to find some comfort that I have a distorted body image and that others see me more realistic then I see me. I hope this insight helps!
  • hebrewman

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    Dec 16, 2013 10:48 AM GMT
    after the ravages of radiation, oh god no. if only i could go back in time two years.
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    Dec 16, 2013 11:31 AM GMT
    Gymbear45 saidBody image is a baggage a lot of men carry with themselves. I agree about being a work in progress. I still have a ways to go to get a six pack, but my stomach is flat and I feel healthier.
    Since I have MS, I have to consider that being able to lift more than an 8 lb dumbbell is a pretty good thing. I've come a long way and so have you - take pride in that rather than questioning yourself!


    As you know with MS you have to take physical exercise at a slow pace so not to have a exacerbate of MS symptoms. It a fine line you have to walk!
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    Dec 16, 2013 12:01 PM GMT
    Not at the moment. I've had a couple issues that kept me away from the gym too much this year. Slowly getting back to it, but things have gotten a bit softer than I like. With a little discipline and consistency, I should be back to where I want to be soon.
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    Dec 16, 2013 1:47 PM GMT
    Here's another question. Women are yacking on forever about how society puts pressure on them to have better bodies. I think men have similar pressure. Do you?
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    Dec 16, 2013 3:40 PM GMT
    JohnSpotter saidHere's another question. Women are yacking on forever about how society puts pressure on them to have better bodies. I think men have similar pressure. Do you?


    Well for me , I don't think they face as much as pressure as males ,like in High school if you were the skinny kid (even if you played sports )no girl would want you.And there also seems to be an increase in eating disorders among males especially in the LGBT community . which I have personally observed with those guys who are lean at one point and extremely skinny in 4 days.

    And Now we have "aesthetic body" which has resulted in a few deaths whereas Woman just Have the Victoria Secret fashion show as somewhat of depleting standard ,as we have the big girls in fashion whereas for the males we have nothing ,no average guys doing fashion walks etc .

    So Women still face somewhat overt pressures from society but society has also taken measures to address those pressures whereas for males ,we face hidden pressures which society doesn't seem to acknowledge or even know how to deal with it .:-)
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    Dec 16, 2013 3:45 PM GMT
    I lost alot of weight, but im finding it hard to tighten up.

    I think that's the main reason i haven't been with a guy in a very very long time.

    So not happy with my body image.
  • Musclebuilder

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    Dec 16, 2013 3:47 PM GMT
    I´m trying to do it. Working very hard every day in the gym.
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    Dec 16, 2013 3:49 PM GMT
    Happy yes, but always motivated to work harder... kind of a hobby.