I'm a confident person. Even when it comes to my body I'm definitely a man of above average confidence. So why did I have to lose 100 lbs before finally taking my "before" photo? I don't know.
This was really difficult. Way more difficult than I expected it to be. I'm a dude. A 32yo burly ginger dude. I'm almost expected to be chubby. Who cares about my belly? Well, I don't. But...also, apparently I do.
The amount of intense awkwardness I felt while making this video (it's possible I may have made it more uncomfortable than necessary by doing it on my roof?) reminded me how important it is to be kind. If a guy of above average confidence had to lose 100lbs before feeling comfortable enough to do this I can't imagine what it would take for someone with no confidence to expose themselves like this.
I spend too much time googling "Men's Before and After Photos." Occasionally I'll come across a before photo of someone larger than I ever imagined possible. Someone in underwear that are barely visible from being hidden by skin and fat. My gut reaction would be an audible wide-eyed gasp of disbelief. Now my gut reaction will be an audible wide-eyed gasp of "how f*$king brave."
Here's a video you should watch about me awkwardly stripping down to my underwear on my roof while talking about how I don't know why I had to lose 100 lbs before taking my "before" photo... T