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12/12/11 9:15 A

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Does anybody else feel like their weight stops them from exercising and participating in sports they love (or would love to try)? Its been getting me down a lot lately, sure I will work out on an elliptical or an exercise bike but I've always felt like my excess weight has kept me from pursuing sports that I'd actually like to become involved with. Anybody else feel that way? There's so much I want to do but feel like I would look ridiculous being overweight doing it- or worse that my weight would be some kind of handicap.

I'm a pretty adventurous and athletic person. I was on sports teams my entire life through high school and also rowed competitively for my college for 2 years. But now, just because of a few (well, a good amount of) extra pounds I feel like I'd be laughed at for even trying things. Rock climbing is something I really want to get into. But I figure that is no way that that an overweight person would be able to do that.

Any suggestions? Hope everyone is well!

You cannot stay on the summit forever; you have to come down again. So why bother in the first place? Just this: What is above knows what is below, but what is below does not know what is above. One climbs, one sees. One descends, one sees no longer, but one has seen. There is an art of conducting oneself in the lower regions by the memory of what one saw higher up. When one can no longer see, one can at least still know. - Rene Daumal

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