Numbers are everywhere in a runners life 5k, 10k, 13.1, 26.2, 10x800s, your times, and your bib numbers. But the numbers I’m talking about today are the ones we see on the scale!
Lately I’ve gotten a lot of flack for my weight. Which no one knows the exact number and honestly it’s nobody’s business because I am a healthy 3 digit number. I think women get it the worst… We are scrutinized for being too thin or too thick, we don’t lose baby weight fast enough or we lose it too fast, we go to college and gain the freshman 15, we get married and get lazy, we break up and eat our feelings or refuse to eat our feelings…it’s a losing battle. I’m not saying men don’t get scrutinized but I feel like sometimes we are all suppose to be this perfect cookie cutter, stepford wife…and it’s just not realistic….we don’t wake up looking like this, he’ll I don’t even look like that after I’m ready for the day.
The media has a lot to do with it but we allow the media to do it do us. Do you remember the girl who won the biggest loser was scrutinized for losing too much weight.
I will be the first to admit I battle the scale every day…. But I'm health conscious. I like to make good food choices one because I love food and two because I want to be a good role model for my children. We eat a lot of fruits and veggies and I'm trying to teach them balance.
I try not to talk numbers and I definitely don’t want Ella to be fixated on a number. I think it can be dangerous. I am also sick of people asking me how much I way and saying I look sick because I am not! I will tell you what I am….I’m a Marathoner…I run what some people would say an insane amount of miles, but to me seem normal. I bust my but to stay fit, NOT thin or skinny. There is no trick or secret… Oh wait there is…it’s called hard work and dedication…
To all my peeps battling the scale or scrutiny… Hold your head high…. Only you know the truth. As usual, haters….hate on…..