I prefer the term “curvy-pants”

Alright, blog followers, this is the first post that I’ll be making as Sammi. It actually is Sammi, not Lorie posing as me. I asked if I could guest post every now and then to chronicle my journey in this little challenge we’ve taken and let our readers (we have readers, right?) know why I decided to tag along on Lorie’s adventure.

First,  I chose to tag along because I’m up for anything that will make a good story. Except parasailing. I’ve never had the intention of running any race, ever. I used to run track (not by choice,) and I didn’t enjoy it. I’m not a runner by any means and I used to have the philosophy that running was only to be done when someone was chasing you. So I thought that running a 4 mile race would make for a pretty good story, if not series of stories. So that alone made me want to join in.

Second, I am not in love with my body. For the past 5 years or so I’ve treated my body like an amusement park and I have recently started paying for it. Prior to college I was a 4 sport athelete and I was in pretty good shape (although I didn’t know it at the time.) I am not in that same shape now. I also became very ill in November of this past year and that turned the lightbulb on over my head saying “it’s time to be a grown up now and take care of your body.” I don’t hate my body but I’m not in love with it. I just need it to work better for me. I usually hate it when people substitute the word “fat” with the word “curvy,” but I really feel that that is what I am. And the reason for running this race is not to be less “curvy” but to make my body do what I want it to do, when I want it to do it. I think that running this race will help me in achieving that goal and I really hope I don’t lose all of my curve.

Third and finally, nobody thinks I can do this. Anyone that I’ve told (save for Lorie and Jamie,) are like “ohh, alriiight,” and then kind of shake their heads and laugh to themselves. No. Okay? No. I’m gonna do this. For some reason, my biggest motivator to do something is someone thinking that I can’t. And there are many people that think  I can’t do this and they might be right to be skeptical. I used to smoke. I like chips, a lot. And I don’t go to the gym on a regular basis and it’s RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM MY HOUSE. But I can do this. We’re on day 2 today and I feel awesome and I’m craving more. The time we have each day doesn’t seem long enough. So I’m going to do this and I really hope more people think that I can’t (not that I don’t like support,) because I’ll be much more likely to follow through.

I think this is a positive challenge that we’re taking on and I really am excited about it. I legit am not doing this to lose weight. I am doing this because 1) It’ll make for a good story 2) I need my body to work better and 3) Nobody thinks I can do it. And I will and so will Lorie and Jamie and anyone else that takes this challenge with us. I’m glad Lorie got so inspiried so I could tag along on her little journey.

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#1 Lauren on 03.25.10 at 10:17 pm

Yay for good stories! Good luck!