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Saturday, July 14, 2012

I've been somewhat struggling with how to feel about things lately.. Since I was in 8th grade I've been focusing on numbers and hitting a certain weight ect.. I've had my share of healthy and unhealthy habits and methods of losing weight, but that's not important for this post.

I almost feel as though I have moved on from the whole weight loss and focusing on numbers. I just don't see the point. There's no use stressing about numbers and watching them go up and down. I feel like I'm at a point where I've committed myself to eat healthy and exercise and I feel as long as I'm doing that my body will eventually find the point where it needs to be. That being said, I won't deny wanting to be smaller but I feel like focusing on it won't change anything. My healthy habits are my habits and either way I'm going to do what I do and listen to my body simple as that.

the other day I had a rather large man somewhat harass me while I was life guarding. He insisted on telling me that when I graduate college that I will get fat. I tried to explain my passion for fitness and told him that I didn't think it was likely but he insisted telling me that 'that's what you say now.. but just wait'. I guarantee you, my weight will fluctuate over the years, I will weight less than I do now and I'm sure I'll weight more as well- it happens. But health and fitness is my passion and I know I care enough to take care of my body, keep up with my work outs, and eat healthy- and I am 100% certain that in doing so I will not be fat by any means.

In honesty, the way alot of people talk about numbers and weight on here and in general just makes me sad, frankly, half the time I find it really hard to comment on posts focusing on the scale. I realize that may be what motivates some people and I see that it is a way to measure progress and make goals and I get it, that's fine but personally i just don't want to. I'm sure if I posted my current weight people would think I'm pretty big, but you know what? I'm more confident than I've ever been. I have beautiful sculpted muscle and I can put my body through more in a day than most people can in a week. I am strong and I am fit. I am by no means fat and I'm sure if anyone took one look at me they would realize that a silly number can't define weather or not I'm fit or fat.

I don't mean this to be rude or offensive to anyone or to sound conceited or like I think I'm better than anyone else. My point is that my way of thinking and approaching things has changed alot over the last two years. I think moving away from those numbers and realizing these things was the final step in recovery and I thought I would share that with you lovely fitness people.

Correct me if i'm wrong but I'm pretty sure the girl in these photos, who can push through insane work outs, soak and entire shirt in sweat, squat 100+ pounds, and run like there's no tomorrow... i'm pretty sure she is doing just fine.

yes, that is all sweat.

I'm not a stick, and that's fine. Were people not trees.

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    I don't like going by the scale, I judge by the way clothes feel on me. I am measuring myself however. I find this to be a better gauge than just the scale.

    I am not obsessed with numbers but it is exciting when you do lose weight. :)

    Keep up the good work, and for the man who told you just wait. Well that's sad...he doesn't know how to be optimistic in life.
    2443 days ago
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