I don’t run to be skinny. I do activities to be healthy, and to channel the bouts of extra energy I seem to have.
I use to have a fancy glass electronic scale and every morning when I woke up I would weigh myself and record my true weight in my agenda (such a loser). Why did I record these numbers; good question I don’t know either it was just this weird obsession like “oh everyone should monitor their weight” Horse shit. My scale died when Josie thought it would be funny for me to get on his back and jump on the scale to see how high he could get the numbers; I think he got it over 400 pounds. In doing this fun activity repeatedly the fancy glass scale obviously broke; who would have thought. I use to ride Josie’s ass about buying me a new one but in reality I don’t miss my scale at all. I do not really care how much I weigh I know I weigh 125 pounds and have basically weighed the same give or take 5 pounds each way since, I was oh I don’t know 16.
Regardless of my weight I try to eat healthy because that is where weight loss for most people starts! Exercise helps oodles and kaboodles but I think running and fitness stuff should be things people enjoy and look forward to not a chore. I try really hard to eat healthy(ish) somethings I just can not shake…doughnuts, ice cream, cookies etc; I also try and eat clean(ish) because my stomach has it out for me with some foods, I am sure you could ask my toilet what it thinks after I eat dairy it would be a vivid and oh so lovely picture.
More to the point I read a lot of articles, blogs, and talk to many people who say they started running to get skinny. I think most of those people who continue to run or weight train or whatever see that sport is fun for a reason. Weight loss might be a cool side effect for some but I do not believe it should be the catalyst. Also being obsessed about being skinny IS NOT WORTH IT. Being healthy and happy is worth it. That is why I promote sport, coach, and run myself because I like to be healthy and I want to live past age 90, pending I can still walk then.
You can’t live hating yourself because of your size, but you can live wanting to be healthy and having fun. My parents are amazing people who raised my sisters and I outside doing every sport and activity ever, for this I am so grateful and hope that others discover what fitnessy type activity they like to do the most!
Mamahen walks and jogs,
Mdawg Bballs and runs,
Josie, Lifts hcore and runs
I, obviously run
That is all for now, I am off to Jasper again. Shocker I know.