I don't like being black.
I was born with a condition called pectus excavatum, luckily It has no effects on my health but the aesthetics are kinda ruined.
Or so I believed, thanks to my obsession with going to the gym, I've been crafting a body I am proud of and I am slowly but surely becoming proud of this genetic defect, Its something unique to me and defines me in some ways, this fucking hole motivated me to find ways to fill it with muscle and change my posture.
I never would have imagined that I could become proud of it, lately, some ripped guys have been complimenting my chest, that brings so much joy to me :D.
But the sculpting must continue, there is much to improve.
It took a hell of a lot of overeating and lack of excercise in my early 20s to get to the point where it was noticeable on my frame, and I've always been able to lose weight fairly quickly when I put my mind to it.
I just want to get to a little below 90 kilos and then start doing weights as I think it'll look good, Gonna go for that BOBFOC look 🤓
Spanner in the works is that my hair is starting to thin and I don't think I'll look like a very good baldy
I used to be obese but have gotten to the point where I have visible abs and defined cheekbones. I'm working on body recomp at this point.
But yeah, it's annoying that despite doing as much as I can to improve my body, I won't ever be taller than 5'8''. And the years of being treated differently for my acne and body fat won't really go away from my memory
Okay, how about Ryan Gosling in that movie with Emma Stone?
It's nice to get to that Bale physique but maintaining it would be a job in of itself. Actors go through all that training just for it to stay for a few weeks of shooting. They don't maintain it unless if they're regular gym users. For me that wouldn't seem worth it, I'd rather get to a physique I'm comfortable with and can maintain for a while. Body image issues don't go away cause that's down to thought processes rather than only relying on external looks. Plenty of people who get super fit but still have a negative body image, so gotta work on mentality too.
I've had a (relatively) minor elbow injury that kicked me out of the lifting game for 8 months. I know how you feel, buddy. Can you get these issues fixed?
I was liking it as my body was getting stronger, but then I learned weightlifting is a dangerous thing way too many people nonchalantly recommend to beginners. Injured my back carefully doing the lifting all the bros on the internet recommend, when I discovered I have degenerative disc disease and a tarlov cyst (which can be caused by weightlifting and is almost incurable). No more loading of the spine. Spent a year recovering, still recovering. Then I hurt my shoulder and learned I anatomically have a shoulder bone that scrapes against my rotator cuff, so I've been damaging that every time I do overhead or bench press or lift my arms laterally. So I haven't been able to gain muscle mass in a year.
I have my complaints, and certainly don't have what I would ideally have body wise, but generally speaking I don't look in the mirror and go 'ACK', except for when I have a breakout.
35 and still endlessly battling acne, pain in da butt, though I finally do have a routine that seems to keep it down. So that's a plus.
Mostly I cant carry heavy backpacks.
Also have insomnia which is neurological so that should counts as a part of my body.
So I have some issues with it. But it keep it in shape and try to listen to its complaints for the most part.
I'm overweight and I hate hate hate it. But every time I make any progress in losing weight or getting healthier I seem to self-sabotage myself. I should probably try to get to a therapist about that, as being overweight wreaks havoc on my self-esteem.
At the very least, I've come to terms with the fact that due to my body type, I'll never be a thin Victoria's Secret model or the like. I'll always have big arms because of muscle growth there and big thighs because of my hips. Took a while to get over that, though. Helps that being a thick queen yaaaas or whatever is in vogue now.
As a former young athlete, I don't like my body because it stopped growing when I was 16/17. When I got physicals, doctors would always say I was going to end up being 6'3-5 or so, but I stopped just short of 6ft. I also never really filled out. My bones never grew thicker, so even if I hit the gym like a madman, I'll always have skinny wrists.
Overall, I'm content with my body, but if I could change anything I'd make myself a couple inches taller and my bones/frame slightly thicker.
It's not all bad though being skinny. Like others, I have an insane metabolism and can eat whatever and not gain a pound.
This is what i muttered under my breath when I read the thread title...
I'm trans, so no.
Same, feels bad
I'm trans, obese, have dermatitis, and my teeth are horrible. Naturally my answer is fuck no.
Receding hairline sucks because I had rather long hair most of my life.
Getting my acne under control massively increased my self-esteem. I actually like my face now.
Iīm skinny, tall and I can't even tell what is going on with my chest. Apparently its to 80% normal, but I lost my ability to actually point out what I don't like about it.
When I look at it I'm just like, somethings wrong. There also a lot of scars on my upper body which might increase in number if everything goes as planned, so I'll have to learn to live with that somehow.
Kind of wish I had some musculature, but I don't work out with weights, so obviously it's not just going to spontaneously appear. Not my biggest priority in life right now anyway.
The one thing I hate is the fucking body hair. Jesus fucking Christ, chest, ab, and butt hair is the worst. The worst.
I was severely laughed at last night by my girlfriend because she was watching Insecure and it was that scene where Lawrence is having sex and I blurted out "damn! His ass is so perfectly hairless, I'm jealous!"
When I'm super low body fat, I look weird as hell because it's not flattering to my frame.
When I have a little weight/muscle, it looks more natural but I'm unhappy because it's not how I picture myself.
At least my face is cute.
Even with a beautiful girl who loves me for who I am I obsess about gaining weight.
Thankfully I'm more healthy about going about it instead of pumping my body full of shit like I used too.
I think I have nice shoulders, though.