Life’s too Short to Stay this Fat

I haven’t blogged in a few days – really, what was I going to say? 

“I ate crap. I didn’t exercise. I feel like crap.”

Who wants to read that?

I did eat crap – and I didn’t exercise, until today.  Today, I ate well-ish.  And I made it to the gym.

I pushed myself hard because, as the title says, life is too short to stay this fat. 

The world likes to be all politically correct.

“She has a hormone problem”

“She’s a BBW – big beautiful woman”

“She’s just fluffy”

“She’s got pretty eyes”

But no one ever says it like it is – because hurt feelings would ensue.

I’m fat.  I’m not chunky, fluffy, “round is a shape” or any other politically correct term designed to enable me to avoid the truth.

266.5lbs is FAT.

I haven’t weighed below 240 in years.  I don’t own anything you could buy off a rack at a regular sized store – not even my skinny clothes are that small.  Oh wait, that’s not true, I do own a pair of jeans and a summer top that are my goal clothes – given to me by my skinny friend.

And life is too short to stay this fat. 

I did 30 minutes on the eliptical today.  Alpine program, level 5.  By the time I hti 27 minutes, my muscles were screaming at me.  My lungs were burning.  And I pushed through, in fact I pushed harder.  

And as I got off the eliptical – I wobbled –  but made my way over to the machines for weights.  I did an upper body workout that made my arms feel like jello.

I feel so good… And tomorrow I get to go again.  Tonight I will do a lovely yoga tape I have – 15 mins of stretching that will help me wind down for sleep so I can get up to go to the gym again tomorrow.

I think I’m finally in the right mindset… :p


About sunnyjane

On a journey of fitness, health and healing. One blog focuses primarily on health & fitness ( and the other is about my path through widowhood ( Life is a Journey. I'm learning to enjoy the ride.
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2 Responses to Life’s too Short to Stay this Fat

  1. Lorrie says:

    Believe in yourself Jane….be realistic… true to yourself….do this for yourself…..KNOW you can do it….21 days creates a new habit….only 20 more to go…..;0)

  2. Kathleen in Canada says:

    Just make sure you don’t start too strong too fast. I’ve watched other friends crash and burn and don’t want to see you do the same. If you’re enjoying the exercise and looking forward to it that’s great… just remember getting healthy is like trying to get to the top of a steep cliff. Do you stand at the bottom and try to claw your way up as hard as you can or do you look for a nearby trail to get you to the top? The trail will be longer but you’re less likely to fall far on it.

    Good luck!!!

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