Braun Strowman Discusses His Struggles With Body Dysmorphia, Focusing on Mental Fitness

TMZ Sports lately spoke with WWE Superstar Braun Strowman, who mentioned his struggles in coping with physique dysmorphia points. Below are some highlights (by way of TMZ & Fightful).

Strowman on coping with physique dysmorphia: “I used to battle and I nonetheless do battle with physique dysmorphia. I struggled with bullying rising up as a result of I used to be a chubby little child after which I grew to this gigantic mongoloid of a human being that I’m and I’m nonetheless judged for it as a result of folks have a look at me and go, ‘Oh, this huge meathead.’”

On listening to from followers on how he’s impressed them: “Plus, with seeing how a lot I’ve modified within the final yr or so, what it’s executed for different folks. The messages I get from followers, mates, household, strangers from all world wide that ship me messages, ‘Hey, I’ve seen your health objective. It’s made me change the way in which I eat, made me get again within the gymnasium, I’ve misplaced 100 kilos, I’ve misplaced 200 kilos.’ All these things. I’ve mothers, dads message me, ‘I’ve modified the way in which I prepare dinner for my household, for my children. We eat at house extra. We eat extra homecooked meals versus consuming out,’ and it’s actually cool to see that trickle impact goes down when within the grand scheme of issues, I by no means in one million years thought I’d imply this a lot to folks world wide. I’m a easy nation boy from a tiny little city in North Carolina that tripped and fell into the good job on the planet.”

Braun Strowman on the way it’s humbling for him: “It’s humbling, it’s actually humbling. To see the transformation footage that individuals ship me it’s simply, wow. Then to listen to the tales of how not solely are they bodily more healthy, however they’re mentally more healthy. That’s been the largest factor I’ve observed as a result of I used to battle and I nonetheless battle with physique dysmorphia. I struggled with bullying rising up as a result of I used to be a chubby little child after which I grew to this gigantic mongoloid of a human being that I’m and I’m nonetheless judged for it as a result of folks have a look at me they usually go, ‘oh, this huge meathead.’ Which, I don’t thoughts meathead, I take that as a praise as a result of I work actually laborious to make this appear like this. But on the identical time, don’t choose a e-book by its cowl. I’m very articulate. I really feel like I’m form of clever and you already know, I wish to learn, I wish to be taught, I wish to discover and it’s extra than simply fee-fi-fo-fum I’m going to grind your bones to make my bread. It’s actually neat to interrupt stereotypes, push by way of these partitions which were put up for these poisonous masculinity males and actually present the world how compassionate and the way loving that we actually are. But simply don’t piss us off as a result of if you happen to make us indignant, you most likely gained’t prefer it.”

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