When you go somewhere so beautiful you obviously want a ton of pictures of you there. After looking at those pictures the first day, I am ashamed to say that all I took from them was how fat I looked. For all my body positivity, it was at the forefront of my mind. Not how lucky I was to be there but how I weighed too much.
The next day that same body, that didn’t meet my standards, took my all the way up to Yosemite Falls and back. That’s amazing! My body did that. It did that in not it’s best shape. That alone was a wake up call of how much I should appreciate and love my body exactly how it is right now. That doesn’t mean I can’t change it if I want to. But it does mean it’s wonderful and amazing how it is now too.
Sorry for the back to back posts – just didn’t think the could connect as one – then I found the post below and it it did it kind of perfectly.
This weekend was Tallships Festival which is an incredibly physical event. I walked over 20,000 steps per day always go go go. This event provided me with a reality check on my current physical health and weight. I know I have put on weight in the last year, I am not blind – but man by the end of those festival days I was dead on my feet. I felt pain in the bottom of my feet and my knees and that is due to the extra weight.
Please don’t get me wrong – I love and appreciate my body at pretty much any weight. I carry a little extra weight well in the looks department. My body has gotten me around for 33 years and given me all I need to live my life. Extra weight will never make me hate it or pick at it. The regular sex is proof I am still damn cute and feel cute. This isn’t about being skinny and conforming to that. This is about health and living up to my potential physically.
So it’s time do something for my physical health and how I feel. It’s time to eat a little better (I am not on board with drastic, crazy diets I can’t maintain), and getting more physical. This is where my Halloween 5K challenge to myself comes in! I HATE RUNNING! Seriously hate it – but I am going to prove I can do it. When I meet this challenge I will be in a better place physically. Today is day one of training. I will keep you posted on the progress.
I will never give up my chips, but it’s time to ration them for awhile 😉