#SizeDoesntMatter Instagram Yoga Challenge hosted by @mynameisjessamyn and @yoga_davina
Reblogging this because this is awesome. See this girl in the photos above? Do you see her strength, balance, and flexibility? I only wish I had that.
Not to be all personal and make this a post about me, but I wanted to share this because size does not matter. Size does not equal healthy nor does it equate ability or inability.
When I first started running I was heavy. Not just heavier, but heavy. I started running at roughly 100kg. And since the place I live in has no gym I had to run outside with everyone looking at me and judging me. People would drive by s-l-o-w-l-y in their cars to get a look at the fat girl jogging up a sweat. At first I was self-conscious but then after I started to get better I eventually just said fuck it. Yeah I’m heavy, but I’m also able to run 5-6 minutes/km. All those shit heads that decided to make comments and talk shit behind my back weren’t worth my time because I was doing something for me. My size wasn’t the challenge, it was my mindset. After a year I was running circles around people half my size. I wasn’t running because I wanted to be a certain size… I was running to become a better runner and athlete. Weightloss was just an added bonus.
My size does not hold me back from doing anything I want to do. My size does not hold me back from being who I want to be. Whatever weight you are today is not a failure, it is your reality. Embrace who you are and get real about your strengths. Your size doesn’t define you so go out there and get whatever you want.