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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Don't Wait

Surfing along on the interwebs, I came across this interesting post from Women’s Adventure


Go read it, because it is interesting.  Calling the writer (Rebecca) out because she's overweight; only lost five pounds in one month.  I then had to surf over and see Rebecca’s weight loss journey article.  Okay. I guess she has some weight to lose. Not that much.  Don’t most of us?

But, like her, don’t wait until you are at your goal weight to start living. Don’t wait to start having adventures.  Don’t wait until you get to 125 lbs to run your first marathon.

I don’t look like your typical ultra runner.  Even if I lose these last 15 (or even 20) pounds, I will never have the frame of a Amy Sproston or Deena Kastor.
2006

I get the comment from people lots of times, about how I inspire them.  I seldom understand the compliment. It used to bug me in fact, because I always figured it was because of my weight.  These days I am far less self-conscious about my weight. It is still there; I don't really see myself ever just running in my sports bra and shorts.


Umstead 2007 My first 100 Mile Race

But you can't let the fact that you don't like seeing your fat rolls in your Lycra delay you from your plans to conquer the world.

Hiking up Mt Massive 2012
 So go out there and do it. Forget about the extra twenty pounds. Don that running skirt or that climbing gear. Fasten your helmet and get on the bike. Don't wait.



Hardrock 2012

 Don't let others people opinions sway you from accomplishing your dreams.  It's your one body. You have a finite time on this earth. Go out there now and play.



It's true...you really do design you! No one else is like you. No one!

3 comments:

  1. Wonderful post Kim. It really meant a lot to me to read this, thanks for sharing it. You're so right too. When I was doing the naked run this weekend someone asked why I don't wait until I'm in "better shape" and I told them about my Great-Aunt who kept waiting to lose more weight before she'd take us out to eat again. She's in a nursing home now with Alzheimer's, is well over 200 pounds and we never did go out to eat. I'd like to think she regrets missing moments like that because of the scale.

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  2. This is such an inspiring post. Thank you! It's a lesson we could use in so many areas of our lives--Don't wait.

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  3. "I get the comment from people lots of times, about how I inspire them. I seldom understand the compliment. It used to bug me in fact, because I always figured it was because of my weight."

    I get that too. I too don't take it quite how people intend it to mean, but I see they have good intentions. The thing that does bug me is they always follow up that comment with the claim that they can't do what I do, when in fact that since I'm 290lbs and they're not, it would be so much easier for them.

    Thanks for the post, Kim.

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