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The amazing jogging fat girl!!

Friday, January 11, 2013

I was to post this since Tuesday and was too lazy....anyhoo

Tuesday was my rest from exercise day and I got to thinking about all the fitness minutes I have racked up.

I jog on average 1.5 miles everytime I go out (at least 3 times per week) and then sprints/walks for the next 0.5 mile. I am getting faster and more confident. I even stick my chest out like those sprinters on the Loympics!! Man I feel good!! And when I do that last (or second to last) sprint up the *insert curseword here* hill (that goes steep, steeper. steepest then stop) and I am so out of breath till I can't breathe right, I feel like the fastest fittest person in the wasn't always that way.

I remember being so conscious of the fact that I am huffing like a train when barely walking and jogging. I used to think...I wonder if these people see me and pity me cause I am the fat girl struggling to get in shape". I cannot really remember when I decided to tell the "what ifs" to get over themselves and let me be. All I know is I am glad I did cause the endorphin rush feels OH so much better

Now when I do a sprint and I am huffing and a car passes by I now tell myself the people in the car have no idea how far I have jogged and maybe they can do what I have done or maybe they cannot...but I can and that is all that matters.

So when you go to the gym and feel self confident or if you just stay indoors to workout because you don't want people to see you...remember you are awesome because you are doing something do what you love and tell "what ifs" to shut up because ...

it will take time but forget everyone except you

Enjoy the weekend...I have a bummed knee to nurse so I will be going to swim classes tomorrow...something on my list for at least 5 years... emoticon


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
COOKIE_AT_51 2/24/2013 6:29AM

    Reading this blog right now shows me how far you have come and how much you have accomplished. emoticon Hope you can look back at the awesome changes you have made before you decide to leave SP.

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SHIITAKE 1/19/2013 5:46AM


You are doing great...keep SParkin'. ! emoticon emoticon

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SUSHENO 1/14/2013 1:09AM

    That is the attitude! Take care of you and ignore what people say. emoticon emoticon

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LJCANNON 1/13/2013 1:49PM

    emoticon "I CAN, And That Is All That Matters!!"
My New Favorite Fitness Quote!! That is an AWESOME Revelation!
emoticon Keep On Jogging just because you CAN!!!

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 1/13/2013 1:27PM

    Woohooo! Dar! You are awesome! It feels great to jog! Keep up the good jogging/running! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SPARKFRAN514 1/13/2013 12:30PM

    Great plan great job and thanks for the reminder as i skinned my knees when i slipped off the trail thanks for the band aid emoticon emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 1/12/2013 5:41PM

    You are doing so awesome Dar, and don't worry about what other people think!


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WANDERINONE 1/12/2013 1:58PM

    Dar, you have come so far since we first 'met' last spring I think it was. You really had a hard time getting out there and doing the exercise, and now you are jogging up hills. YOU GO GIRL!!! DARILICIOUS YOU ARE!

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    GREAT message Dar!

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FITWITHIN 1/11/2013 7:24PM

    Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SWAYDE 1/11/2013 7:17PM

    I've always wanted to cheer people I see running or jogging, especially the ones who are heavier and panting hard and all sweaty, but I don't because I don't want to embarrass them. I used to get super worried about how I looked trying to jog with my 200+ lbs of chubs, but then I was like, who cares??! I am just thankful that I CAN do it, especially given that I am overweight and have endured one knee surgery already and know what it's like to truly be unable to walk around the block, and never dreamed I'd be able to jog around it. Being able to get past that hang up has really helped me to be far less judgmental of people in general.

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KMICHA 1/11/2013 4:15PM

    Keep up the great work! You are doing FANTASTIC!!!!

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CARRIE1948 1/11/2013 3:38PM

    Excellent observations

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68ANNE 1/11/2013 3:19PM

    When I see someone running, I think 'how wonderful' and 'don't they look good' even if it is a bigger person because so many people look down at us as not even trying to do anything about our size.

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AHTRAP 1/11/2013 3:08PM

    Just keep swimming, just keep swimm...I mean, running!

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