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Pay it forward

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I am on Facebook (a lot haha!) and follow several fitness pages. You see I am a runner and love to follow my fellow runners' pages. But today I saw a post about someone who was mad b/c they had to wait for a treadmill. They took a pic showing the other person reading a book. Someone commented that if they are reading then they are not putting enough effort. At first I thought to agree. But then I said, "Hey that person is doing something for their health today. Let them do their thing." And then I think back to people complaining about the overflow of new members at the gym with their New Year resolutions in hand. The crowded equipment and classes. Believe me I was one of them. But not anymore...
I think it is great that people want to be more healthy. Listen- we were all beginners! We all walked into that gym or stepped onto that race course as newbies. Sometimes someone just wants a little bit of encouragement to move forward. Someone once took the time to encourage me, to light that spark that began my love of running. Be that person, be positive! And who know knows that person might encourage someone else too.

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COOP9002 1/29/2013 10:59AM

    You're not a fitness snob. It sounds like you've the got the right perspective and attitude. It's always good to encourage people in whatever they are doing to get healtheir.

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