When chatting in the locker room about how you were just on vacation and need to get back to working out, don’t use explanations like “because I’m a fat pig.”
First, words are powerful. Saying you’re a fat pig aloud means, somewhere in your psyche, you believe it to be true. Don’t denigrate yourself; leave that to the haters of the world.
Second, there may be people around you who, upon hearing those words, look up to see your nearly perfect, rock hard, size 6 body and let out an involuntary “Pssshhhhh” while rolling
my their eyes at you.
It may have come across as mean or insensitive, but it sure halted the conversation, didn’t it?