My Year To Thrive

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." ~Maya Angelou

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How To Exercise Out Of Self-Love and Not Due To Fat-Shaming | Everyday Feminism

How To Exercise Out Of Self-Love and Not Due To Fat-Shaming — Everyday Feminism

Catching up on some things at the library.  I am getting closer to the ‘net at home; probably in the next couple of weeks.  Yay!  I got behind on my 31 Miles to Halloween challenge, but have been making the push this week to catch up my miles.  I should just squeak by.  Finished C25K w1d2 with J. yesterday, & we will finish the week up tomorrow.  Yay again!  The prize for October was to be spearmint teas & related goodies, based on my previous article about tea for PCOS.  I have it together, but decided to wait to until I can be more active here before posting it.

So, on to the meat here.  A couple of friends posted this on fb & I got it in the EF newsletter today, so I figured why not.  It’s a fairly brief article, as most of their stuff is, & does a good job of summing the issue up.

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New Pic Mark, & A Bit About Running While Fat & Female

It's me, running, in a pink top & my other running stuff like big sunglasses, a striped sweat towel, & my orange mp3 player.It’s me! I’m wearing pink & showing my arms!
And check out the new pic mark I made.  It’s a WIP.  It’s prescription pills & running shoes.

This was me Monday evening.  I decided to wear bright pink & rock the naked arms.  And I ain’t even carin’ bout people seeing my fat arms.  I wasn’t nearly as miserable as I look, btw.  I just always look sour in photos.  As I told my friends about a photo of me I recently posted to my personal fb page, “I experimented with smiling but if you saw the Shrek movie where he tried to smile & it scared off all the little woodland creatures… it was like that.”

And I’m omw out to run, so I’ll keep this quick, but I read a blog post on a friend’s fb page tonight about the beginning fat runner having the courage to get out there & it got me thinking.  The comments on that article reminded me of so many things I have read about the just plain rude remarks & actions so many fat people have gotten just trying to get out & be fit.  Things like being mooed at, being told to leave because nobody wants to see them, having things thrown at them, etc.

It made me reflect on the things that happened to me, which was – none of that.  I feel very fortunate for that & I’m sure that has a large part in how much I enjoy running.  I wonder if maybe it has happened somewhere along the line & I just didn’t let it register?  But I can’t think of anything, & certainly no one has done anything physical.  I have however been cheered on by people walking around the park, which was pretty awesome.

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