Tuesday, April 09, 2013
This morning I came upon a Spark Poll question that I've seen before: Would you exercise if you didn't have to?
I lost weight so I could run -- not the other way around. I WANT to be fit and active. I WANT to run.
If I could be a skinny slug, would that make me happy?
Running has been my goal -- not the means to get to a goal.
When I was overweight, my greatest sorrow was that I couldn't be active without discomfort. Yeah, I wasn't happy with the way I looked, but how I felt was far more important to me.
I wouldn't think of announcing that my BMI is 22. However, I'm happy to tell anyone that I can and do run a 5k before work most days.
Have I got this whole thing backwards?