Me? I was already The FLASH. Yeah. Didn’t want that nickname though. I wanted The HULK. I was already #1 runner every grade in grade school. But that didn’t mean anything. I wanted BIG ARMS and throw cars around. Why? Because I didn’t have them.
Thanks to puberty, testosterone, Charles Atlas “get strong without weights” at home program [it works by the way – you pit one side of your body against the other – so darn simple!], I got the biceps I wanted.
Did I feel better about myself once I got the muscles I dreamed of at 6.5 years old? You bet I did.
So yes, I understand body image issues. I was lucky. I found an answer. But I was also lucky because I didn’t have body image distortion issues. I knew when my muscles were big enough. I knew what I looked like. Never felt fatter than I was. Never felt skinner than I was. I was… was what I was. If I liked it, I kept it. If I didn’t like it, I changed it.