I used to be the "chubby girl" the "fat" one the "bigger girl"
And guess what, it didn't hold me back
I chose to focus on what I knew I was and what the people who knew me well knew me as: "The athlete" "the sporty chick" "the tom girl"
Don't get me wrong, their were times growing up where the harsher words hurt my feelings.
One time a kid I had a crush on said he would never like me caz I was "fat and weird" (I won't argue with weird) I also fell on a kid once and he cussed at me. That was sad bc I did crush him and that was embarrassing.
Everyday after school I ate whole cans of chunky soup I ate chips dipped in yogurt I ate whatever. But unlike most kids my body actually held onto it. Back then it meant nothing because as a kid you're pretty much just chillin Although I knew I was bigger I didn't let it stop me.
I do remember always seeing myself as "THE athlete" and so when little things like references to being on the biggest loser or things being my future or being squeezed on my stomach were done, I was somewhat hurt but also pushed.
Overtime I realized it did matter. Then in the fifth grade I was committed to not only kicking ass in soccer but also being able to kick ass at school during pe in the mile (lol) So I ran nearly everyday with my dad and sister.
I committed to running the ENTIRE warm up period during soccer when our coach would just make us run /move till he said stop.
I committed to running the whole time. Soon I got a little taller, leaned out a lot more, and outgrew it.
Why am I telling you this story?
A few things to note:
1. Believe and focus on the positives
2. You know who you really are, own it
3. If you want something, you commit, you don't half ass it
4. Just do something
P.S. Did this resonate with you?
|Celeste Rains-Turk; Celestial_Fit International and Building More than Just a Body||