I had a chance to read your blog "So I ask myself why..". I must say that I can definitely relate to this and it really moved me. Growing up, I had my own group of friends, but I always felt like an outcast. I was terrible at any sport and had two left feet. I never got picked for anything, and felt terrible setting foot in any gym. As a result, any type of physical activity that was competitive was almost frightening to me. These, and a few other experiences, have led to many body issues.
As I have got older, especially in these last 3 years or so, I have taken control of my own destiny. I still set limits that are predetermined by comfort, but I see myself going outside those limits more and more. One thing that is amazing about adulthood is the fact that people really don`t seem to even care what you are doing. They don`t have the childlike simplicity that makes them question anything that is set apart from the normal expectations of society (at least for the most part).
I think all of us on Spark should be extremely proud that we are taking charge of our health and wellness. How many of those people that picked on us or judged us are in the same shape? How many of them would be shocked to see our results, and that we have completed a marathon or workout this often?
So, just thought I`d stop by here and say you are doing an amazing job. Never EVER give up, because you are worthy of what you always dreamt of being. I had to add you as a friend. Have a fabulous day.