"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Why, yes, that was me!

If you happen to turn on the news and see a clip about a chubby blonde girl in Oklahoma who was bookin' it on a walking trail at a local park and you think she looks familiar....

...yes, it was me!

I decided to go for a walk this evening while my family watched a movie. Once I got my iPod shuffle going the walking workout beat got in my veins and my legs got into their groove. Within minutes I was moving right along. I originally planned to walk 3 miles, which is 3 laps, but as I reached about 2.75 laps I was in such a good groove that I decided to go one more. I finished 4 miles in one hour.

Boy it felt good! And then I suddenly thought to myself, "Why, yes, I am one of them. I am a fit person out for her evening walk." I smiled right out loud.

Then when I got home I sashayed in front of my family and said, with a huge grin on my face, "Yes, that was me out there...walking as fast as the skinny ladies at the park and faster than the fat ones!" Hey, it was true...I was the heaviest one walking that fast pace on the trail.

They grinned and so did I. :) What a great feeling.


  1. That is so good! I think it's wonderful you did 4 miles in an hour. You are going fast girl!

    Keep up the good work. When I came in the very FIRST time I exercised, I collapsed on the couch and told John, "I'm in the land of the fit." I wasn't, but I was on my way!!

  2. Isn't it a WONDERFUL feeling?? Keep it up - you won't be one of the big ones for long, and you'll be lapping them all!

  3. Leah you are so funny! I am so glad that you had such a great walk.It feels so good to have so much energy and feel healthy. Even though our bodies don't look the part.
    I can't wait to go for a walk with you in the park.
    Keep it up "Speedy"

  4. To see yourself as a fit person... you're turning a corner! Congratulations!

  5. hahaha! I can hear the whole conversation..and even hear your little giggle at the end! Good for you, Leah! Keep up the good work!!!!