Working Out Makes Me Hate My Face: Unexpected Ramifications

Here’s a weird side effect of my personal training:

They’ve been working on my posture a lot, because pre-training I had the posture of a question mark. I didn’t use my core body strength for anything, I stood wrong, I slouched.

And I’m not gonna say that’s fixed, but I definitely stand straighter. But now there’s another problem:

I am so fat.

Which is not to say that I’m any heavier – I’ve probably lost five pounds, not a lot in the scheme of things – but now that I pull my head back properly, I have this double-chin and wattles that I cannot fucking stand. I look like a bullfrog with a five o’clock shadow.

I’d never thought my workouts would make me feel worse about myself, but the weird thing is that slouching my head forward stretched out my face and hid the double chin.

Now every time I look at my correctly-postured face, it has a bib of fat around it.

I know, I know. Hopefully I’ll keep working out and eating better and that’ll go away. But when I started with a personal trainer I didn’t know it would leave me with nowhere to hide.

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