I just finished my first triathlon last week- and I am overweight. It was big and daunting and full of excitment and awe.
We don't have to wait to be thinner to do all the things we long to do- we can do them while we are heavy and losing!
I felt myself sincerly embrace who I am as a woman, instead of what I think others are judging me to be due to my size. I am not obese, but I am 50lbs overweight from my goal weight.
I hope to encourage others to attempt things like this, running or walking a 5k to start, or do a sprint triathlon or even just train for one... it takes the focus off of just losing weight and more into getting strong and feeling your body achieve!
Now my focus is on my next goal- losing the weight by my "event" date- Nov. 1st, what event? Just chose that day to train (lose weight) for- similiar to the focus I used to train for my tri- I am using that same time line and motivation to lose the extra weight.
I invite you to "GO FOR IT" with me!