Wednesday, July 10, 2013
I was at the pool with my kids today. I was just relaxing in my lounge chair soaking up some sun, and there was a family on the grass right next to me. The one child pointed out an obese boy and said "Look mom, his boobs are bigger than yours". I don't know what came over me, but I looked over at the mother and said "That is my son you are talking about". She just sat there for a second with a shocked look on her face. She said "Oh, I'm sorry!" I told her I was just kidding, but it was not nice to point out someones flaws like that. I told her that everyone is different for a reason. The child just stood there staring at me, and the mother told me she used to get bullied for her weight. While now, she is not obese by any means. I would think she of all people would be more sensitive to weight issues.
I try to teach my kids that everyone looks different, and they should never make anyone feel bad about the way they look. This is not only weight specific of course. I was hoping she would have said something like that to her child, to be a good example.
Anyway, I am still kickin butt at the gym. I have really turned a lot of focus to less cardio and more ST. I am also continuing to enjoy running. I am getting better with running on the treadmill and not sounding like a heard of elephants. I think most of my problem was I was going too fast. I set it at 5.5 and it is a nice steady pace. I have always been so worried about time, but that will come as I get stronger. I still can't shake the inner fat kid inside me that couldn't even hardly walk a mile back in junior high gym class. I start to run and really get going and all of a sudden my inner self starts to panic. I keep reminding myself that I am not that person anymore. I am older, but I am lighter and stronger. So, my whole run is filled with inner dialogue telling myself to just keep pushing. If only the person running next to me knew I was having a conversation with myself! LOL
I had thoughts about doing the C25K, but I have just been pleasure running for now. There is a 5K coming up in October here in my city, and I just may be crazy enough to sign up. I think it would be cool to have something to work towards.