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Feeling Insulted

Thursday, March 14, 2013

This woman I know from town came to bootcamp last night. She told the instructor and I that she came because she knew me and "If Judi can do it, I knew I could". I took it like "If the fat girl can do it, so can I." Ughh, just when I start feeling skinny. I'm letting it go, because what other people think of me is none of my business. No, that's a lie, I'm not letting it go, I'm letting it fire me up. I want to reach a level of fitness where it is obvious to people that they will need to work hard to keep up with me.

Also, in my fabulous class I wore one of my 5k t-shirts and the instructor asked if I "walked the Timlin". I said, no "I jogged the Timlin". Geesh. I work my butt off working out. I think it's damn time people can tell that by looking at me.

I am pretty fit, I just have a layer of fat covering my muscle! I surprise people when I work out I think because I work hard and give it my all when I am there.

The key here is to keep my nutrition under control, keep working out and be patient! Most of all I need to do it for me, no one else but me. I know this, but it's hard not to be hurt when I am underestimated.

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    I saw your blog on our class team page and had to stop by for a visit!

    So many of us have a layer of fat over our muscle. Skinny people are always going to underestimate us. But...when we finally lose that fat, I bet we'll look better than they will and we'll be stronger, too. We already ARE stronger than they are because we've done it while carrying extra weight!

    Sorry you had to hear those comments, but I'm glad you're staying positive. It sounds like you've made some fantastic progress!

    1888 days ago
    I'm so sorry you had to deal with both of those comments. Some people just don't have filters. Keep pushing your hardest and show them what you've really got!
    1893 days ago
    I feel ya! I may not be the fastest in bootcamp class, but I can work the whole hour and push myself. But, I do think some people just don't believe they can do something like "bootcamp" either due to age, or percieved fitness level (where people in the class know that you can go at your own pace, at least in my class you can).
    So if they see someone else of similar age/shape, they realize they too can give it a go.. so be proud that you inspired someone new to join the group! that is fantastic.. you are inspiring others.. and YES, correct them when they ask if you 'walked it' ;)

    1893 days ago
    You are doing great!! Don't let some comment push you off your road to success!! You are a success, You are succeeding!! KEEP IT UP!! YOU CAN AND WILL DO IT!!! emoticon
    1893 days ago
  • MISSG180
    People are incredibly thoughtless. I am often boggled by the things that they say! But I like to turn it back around on them by saying things like, "I'm glad all my hard work has inspired you!"
    1893 days ago
  • KEEPFIT2013
    I love your wall paper on this site and encourage you to stick with these reminders. Sounds like you are amazingly strong and dedicated to your personal goals!!
    Your blog reminded me of how often I interpret other people's looks or comments as judgements. It is helpful for me to remember they are just my interpretation of what I think is going through their heads and is likely coming from a weak moment on my part....the part that probably judges me too. This part- when I work with it - is the part that helps me kick into the "I can prove that thinking wrong" and keeps me motivated. So, while I wish I didn't feel so vulnerable around others, I have to thank that part of me cause it helps me get motivated just to prove myself or others wrong :)
    I love that you are doing this for you!!!
    Thanks for the inspiration!!
    1893 days ago
    You have the right attitude! You can't let other people's negative comments hold you back from your goals. Keep your head up high -- and kick butt! emoticon
    1893 days ago
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