The Truth About Revenge Bodies

You’ve probably gone through or are familiar with the typical post breakup stages. Shock and depression are the first and most popular.  However, for a select few, the motivation stage comes shortly after. Motivation to make your ex regret breaking up with you. You want to make him want you back so that you can show him he’s too late, that you’ve moved on and you don’t need, let alone, want him anymore. Somewhere during the motivation stage, the idea of a revenge body will graze your troubled mind.

A revenge body is a goal weight. It’s how you want your body to look after a breakup in order to "make him jealous.”

But I’ll let you in on a little known secret. Here’s the truth. Revenge bodies are impractical. 

A “revenge body” is a coping mechanism. When you are broken up with, you are fragile; you’re hurt. I know.  We’ve all been there. You feel belittled and low. So, you decide to put all your extra time and energy, usually taken up by boyfriend needs, into working out and getting fit. A revenge body is just a way to make you feel like you can get the last word in on the breakup, even when you can’t.  

Odds are he didn’t break up with you because of your body. If he did, you don’t need to waste any more time on someone that shallow, anyway, so feel blessed.  There are usually some deeper reasons for a breakup.  So, losing a few pounds will probably not make him regret his choice, no matter how good you end up looking.

The idea of “revenge bodies” is not a bad one, though.  Working out and eating right releases endorphins that make you feel good. Even after a short time working on a “revenge body,” you can majorly impact your confidence in a positive way.  This could give you the impression that your ex HAS to be regretting it all now, but don’t be fooled; it’s a smokescreen.  Your renewed sense of confidence can sway your judgement. It’s not all in vain, though.  Even if your ex hasn’t noticed, others have.  Confidence captivates people, and even though you don’t know it yet, you probably have quite a few fans by this point, if you know what I’m saying. 

So, even though a revenge body is useless to the relationship that has already died, it’s not useless to you.

This kind of motivation is good for your work ethic in and out of the gym. As you become healthier, you will begin to feel your body become lighter and your energy levels rise. Your self-confidence, that can be deeply shaken after a breakup, will also get a boost. You will begin to radiate positive energy, which will shine through in everything you do.

A “revenge body” is impractical if you are doing it for your ex, but do it for you and, suddenly, it becomes much more rewarding.Photo credit: 1, 2, 3,