Episode 31 - Matty Fusaro - From Fat To Fit: The Struggles of Being On Both Extremes

Topics:
-The challenges and daily struggles of being overweight
-The challenges and daily struggles of being incredibly in shape
-Why the obsession over getting a “six pack” can actually be dangerous
-How Matt was able to overcome (and work on) his body dysmorphia
-What is problematic about Fitspo (and one story in particular that changed his life) -The power of truths and affirmations in helping develop love for yourself and your body (no this is not some cheesy bullsh*t. Give a listen)
-The power of vulnerability
-Getting over needing other people’s approval to be who you are
-The power of having a growth mindset
-What it means to pursue a #StrongerSelf

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Quotes:
“I was always the kid wearing a hoodie everyday of the week because I was self- conscious and uncomfortable in T-shirts... and well I had magazines growing up and I looked up to many bodybuilders that laid the foundation to a start of my fitness journey”

“But being on the other side of fitness, I found myself becoming very fearful of fat and even as lean as I was I never really felt good enough”

“I thought that getting a six-pack would really change my life... and it did... but not in the way that I thought it would”

“My self worth is not determined by how I look. I think a lot of people get caught up in this and I can understand it... but I really do believe that comparison is the thief of joy”

“I think we forget when we go on social media is that these are real people with lives that are often times depicted as just a highlight reel... and for ourselves, I think we forget that we are real people too... and I get that”

“I was hiding from my true self. I was looking for validation from others and I knew that this just wasn’t the right way to go if I wanted to be happy”

“Growing up I didn’t really have the confidence of feeling like I do things when I set my mind to it. It took a lot for me to realize that I was much more capable than what I believed”

“We really do only have one chance on this earth, one life, so we have to stop running our lives on autopilot”

“Its normal for people to do what they love and not do what they hate... but sometimes you have to do what you hate to get to what you love”

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You can follow him: 

@mattyfusaro

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Join the Movement.

www.thestrongerselfmovement.com

And Together We Can Pursue Our #StrongerSelf

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Music by: BVRNOUT & KROMATIKS - Follow Your Heart ft. Cadence Ludden (WiDE AWAKE Remix) and BVRN

Caleb Spiro