Skinny Bitches Need To Workout Too

I am a skinny bitch. I am naturally thin, have always been my whole life. Ever since I was a kid, I remember hoping that at my annual doctor appointment, I would be at the normal weight, and every time, I was told I was underweight. I would eat a ton, but as I got older, the talks turned into warnings about anorexia and bulimia, which was ridiculous to me. I was eating plenty, you could ask anyone I know, in high school I could eat a whole large pizza by myself, it just wouldn’t show on me. My dad is super thin, as is my mom, and it’s just something that runs in my family. I’ve always tried to be fairly healthy, despite the fact I am one of those lucky enough to be able to eat whatever I want. The point of this, is that today my coworker and I were talking, and he was asking about my routine after work, and I mentioned that I was going to workout on the treadmill. He then asked why I needed to workout, I’m so skinny. Let me tell you, I do get tired of hearing that. Yes, I am thin, I know this, anyone who looks at me knows this. Apparently what isn’t common knowledge is that I still have to workout, just like every other person who wants to live a healthy lifestyle.

I don’t workout to burn calories, and I certainly don’t count calories, but as my title says, “skinny bitches need to workout too.” For my overall health, I still have to exercise and eat right, otherwise I could get high blood pressure, and heart issues, same as anyone else. I love my body for certain things, and I dislike it at the same time. Unlike some others, my body doesn’t necessarily give me an indication of when I need to workout a bit more, because I don’t really gain weight. The only time I’ve noticed any actual gain, is when I’m building muscle. Now, that’s good too, but it doesn’t help me out if I have something going on that isn’t quite right medically. So because of that, I have to be careful to still eat right, and exercise each day. I would say I’m fairly health conscious, though I do love my cookie dough ice cream, and I pretty much always have been. However, with that being said, I don’t necessarily enjoy working out all the time. I am not someone who has ever gotten runner’s high, and quite frankly there are many days I would rather sit on my butt eating junk food than go run on the treadmill. However, I know it’s best for me, so I do it anyway.

What gets frustrating are the accusations that I am anorexic or working out too much or too hard, because I’m already so thin, I don’t need to anymore. I’ve talked with doctors, they wouldn’t say that I should never exercise just because I’m skinny. Everyone should exercise for the health benefits. I feel better, and I know that my inside is as healthy as my outside appears. As someone who has a family with high blood pressure, I want to ensure that I don’t have issues to deal with later on down the road, and a good start is the treadmill. It also is fantastic for stress relief. While I usually don’t live such a stress-filled life, this past year has been very stressful and hard on me and my family, and a great relief has been exercise. Sure, I gripe and complain about it, but when I feel less stressed and better, it makes it all worth it.

So, yes, I am a skinny bitch. I know what people call me, I’m not naive enough to think it’s not said. But you know what, I may have a metabolism that helps me out now, but I’m building up healthy habits that will help me if it ever slows down. I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know I want to take it on as a healthy version of myself, even if that means working out when I don’t want to.

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