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It's Okay To Huff & Puff

Saturday, September 07, 2013



I'll be the first person to admit that I am extremely out of shape. I've always been in some time of sport since high school, and so even when I was bigger, I still was in much better shape than I am now. It's to the point where I get out of breath when climbing up two or three flights of stairs.

Coming from an athletic background, it's embarrassing that I let myself go so much. So I used to be very self conscious about situations wherein it would be apparent exactly how out of shape I am. That included taking the elevator, escalator, etc... The problem with doing that is obvious. Still, because I am constantly surrounded by people who are better shape than me, I try to "fit in" and not be the outcast.

As I was heading up the stairs to class yesterday, it dawned on me that being out of breath is a good thing! It means that I am pushing myself beyond my comfort level and that I am slowly but surely increasing my cardiovascular strength and becoming more active.

So bring on the stairs!
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FITWIFEY86 9/7/2013 4:41PM

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NVR2LATE2BFIT 9/7/2013 2:47PM

    Great post. Thank you for sharing!
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SHARONCAPPS 9/7/2013 2:30PM

  It is good to push yourself but don't overdo it. Thank you for sharing

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SHELLS514 9/7/2013 2:30PM

    Stairs are the hardest thing for me, so challenging! I like the spin you put on that though, that it is challenging us to increase our strength. I will remember that next time I trudge up those steps and feel better about it. emoticon emoticon

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