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A Change of Perspective

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Before I used to look at skinny girls wearing skinny clothes and think to myself: "Oh my! When am I gonna look like that?"

And I used to work really hard sometimes, then lose it, get reckless, put on weight and you know the cycle.

But recently, there was a rape on a 5 year old girl by 25 year old pedophile.

To all the men who blame it on girls when you hear about some rape or assault that they provoked them wearing skimpy clothes: How did the 5 year old manage to provoke the beast? She seduced him, I suppose. Your logic.

Anyway, when I read about it in the papers, all I wanted to was punch someone or something! Since then I only wanted to be one thing: fit. Fit enough to protect myself or anyone who needs it.
Since then, I never one day stopped exercising both : strength and cardio! Just the word gives me so much power : "Protect"

Now, my brain screams: fit, fit ,fit, every time I am on the elliptical, every time I am doing Taebo. I never gave strong punches in Taebo, but lately, I am punching the air as hard as I can.
I lost 2 kgs since then.
I will not stop until I get fit. That is what I have in front of my eyes. Nothing else.

Hope you have a great day!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
1STATEOFDENIAL 4/27/2013 9:26PM

    Unfortunately, a lot of people feel the need to blame someone else for their actions. This isn't only for males (yeah, they're not men) who take advantage of women, girls, or boys, but for anyone who can't control their actions because they say someone else 'made me do it'. There is no one who can force anyone else to do something they refuse to do. This is important for everyone to know, because how we ACT or REACT is our choice.

The intersting thing about our choice to act or react is that when someone acts in a horrible way we can all choose to act positively to either correct the problem and/or prevent it in the future. You're choosing to act by strengthening yourself and vowing to protect yourself and others whenever possible. There are hundreds of ways we can all act - mentoring, monitoring, speaking up, etc. I applaud your effort and that you choose to use this as motivation to help your healthy journey.

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ISLANDNESTER 4/27/2013 10:31AM

  Very thought provoking blog......the pedophile comes in many disguises,he hides in the open.My heart is sick and broken at how many of his victims I know in my life.
Keep up your fight!

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AMBERZADE67 4/27/2013 10:23AM

    It's great that you are so motivated!!

Wishing you all the best!! emoticon

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PDSLIM 4/27/2013 10:02AM

    Thanks for the post

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HISANGEL721 4/27/2013 9:47AM

    This gave me goosebumps.. and honestly, the realization of the news story I'd been avoiding almost made me cry. It isn't fair...

But you're right. It gives me more motivation. I want to be able to protect. Myself and others. Thank you for posting this! I needed the extra fuel today.

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