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size is not everything

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

On Friday I went on a hike with my husband, brother, sister in law, and our two friends. emoticon My sister-in law and one friend don't have to watch what they eat or exercise and somehow still manage to stay a size 2. Unlike me who has to watch everything that goes into my mouth and can only dream of being a size 2. So anyway we went on a nice hike Fri. nothing to strenuous just a relaxing hike with a few small hills. emoticon Well the next day my sister in law and friend were both complaining about how sore they were from the hike. I felt nothing, no pain , no soreness, nothing. emoticon The hike was baby play from my normal routine. emoticon The same thing happened earlier in the summer when we went on a bike ride. emoticon My sister in law ended up pushing her bike up all the steep hills while I was able to make it to the top on my bike. Sometimes I am so envious of my sister in law because she is so tiny and beautiful and she does not even have to work at it. While I get up before the sun to go to the gym and track every calorie that goes into my mouth. But now I can really see where that is paying off I may not be a size 2 but I have something my sister in law and friend do not I have strength and endurance and there is no way I would ever trade that in to be a size 2. ! emoticonSo I guess it really is true size is not everything emoticon
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KELLYDUP 9/14/2011 4:38PM

    So true! I grew up the chubby/fat person in a family of naturally thin people. Now I realize that size really is not important (as you say) and that being thin doesn't necessarily make you healthy. What a great experience for you to have! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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SUNSCREENISGOOD 9/4/2011 8:21PM

    That's amazing!! Way to go!

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IAM_HIS2 9/4/2011 10:10AM

    How great that you are able to have that stamina plus have the figure you do have. Congratulations--being healthy is priceless. Being a size 2 changes with age--it becomes a larger size because gravity takes over.

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NLUCAS79 9/4/2011 9:29AM

    YES!! you are so right. Having that strength an endurance makes you feel powerful, and you should be so proud.

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JOHNSON48 9/2/2011 12:06PM

    Sounds like you are in better shape than those size 2's. All the time in the gym is paying off :)

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REDHEADMOM2U 8/31/2011 10:13PM

    You are a warrior!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/31/2011 9:25PM

    Their lack of stamina and fitness may catch up with them some day and you are the one getting fit and healthy. Good job!

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FITGRL124 8/31/2011 9:00PM

    emoticon

I know exactly what you mean - my SIL is a size 0 and doesn't workout at all but I look at the things I can do and am VERY grateful that I'm not a size 0.

GO YOU! GO US!

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KELLEEH 8/31/2011 8:26PM

    Fantastic!!!! Strength and endurance are so important, and you've got it!!!

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MISTYBLUE716 8/31/2011 6:34PM

    Thats emoticon !!! You're so right..size ISN'T everything!! Great job doing better than those size 2's!

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LOPEYP 8/31/2011 4:47PM

    emoticon sounds like this experience showed you that you are strong!

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JESS0107 8/31/2011 3:47PM

    You go girl!!! Strength is much more important than size!!!

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BALDWINJ_03 8/31/2011 3:00PM

    SO true. Just b/c someone is thin does not make them healthy and fit!

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SLBRANTLEY 8/31/2011 2:59PM

    Yay for strength and endurance! These are much better indicators of overall health and fitness than the label inside your clothes.

Keep up the good work! emoticon

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EVOLVEFISH 8/31/2011 1:19PM

    Everything that you've said is a win for you! And, you just know that your heart and lungs and bones are so much healthier because you're dedicated to exercise. Yay for you!

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ANDEENNATE 8/31/2011 11:49AM

    Thanks for posting, i so needed this today!

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THEBILLY 8/31/2011 11:14AM

    You SHOULD be proud of what your body is capable of doing! And you're right, fitness can't be bought or displayed on a label.

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ARCHIMEDESII 8/31/2011 11:03AM

    This is a great upbeat blog ! You're quite correct. Being a certain size doesn't mean you're in shape. I know women who are a size 0-2. They have amazing figures and you know what ? They couldn't do a push up if their life depended on it. they may be a size 2, but they aren't fit.

Good health and fitness really does come in many different shapes and sizes !

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SKYWATCHERRS 8/31/2011 10:42AM

    Yep, always remember that skinny does not mean healthy. Positive post, I'm happy for you!

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PCOLAGATOR 8/31/2011 10:35AM

    There are too many people that think thin=in shape and healthy

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BIGMAMAAMY30 8/31/2011 10:32AM

    That is awesome and SOOO TRUE! Thanks for sharing!!

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