Being the fat kid in school, I recall not being able to keep up in gym class and being made fun of because I was different. Being made to do it by the gym teachers or take an F (when we all knew that academics meant everything to me). It was humiliating and sadly has been engrained in my mind for almost 20 years now.
I have ALWAYSSSSS wanted to participate in fitness events. NEVER HAVE. Fearful of what others would think of me – “she’s too big to be out here” “she won’t be able to keep up” not to mention the stares and laughs. Not worth it!
Since being on this journey, I am saying Fuck Fear!! There is nothing and no one that will hold me back from accomplishing my goals. This journey is very lonely. It’s hard not having those in your corner that truly understand that you’ve made up your mind to kick being fat. However, my support system did not flinch when I asked them to participate in this event with me. Shout Out to my girls, Tanisha of @TheMackinProject, Jae – @GirlPowerHour, Nikki – @HeelMyHeart, Latorria, Nicole @everybodyluvsnikki. We all dressed up, supported each other, smiled, laughed and had fun the entire time. Thank you sisters, you just don’t know how much it truly means to me.
If you are reading this and you have a fear that you want to conquer, GO FOR IT. You have nothing to lose but the shackles that have you bound. I am no longer that fat kid that is afraid of what others think. I’m living.
FEAR = Face Everything and Rise! What do you have to lose? Set Your Goals, Do The Work, SMASH THEM, Make New Goals!