As an elementary school teacher and mom of two young chickies, we teach to be kind with our words. I explain to my students and children that words are very powerful and to choose them wisely. I also teach them to be kind with their words. However, I feel like as we grow older this is a lesson we tend to forget. That there are times when we get caught up with our day or our job and we forget the power that words can have over someone. I experienced that this past week.
I had an awesome week fitness-wise. School started and I was rocking the workouts as well as keeping my choices healthy. I was able to get in 36 miles this week between runch with my partner in crime...
and a long run around the village with run group!
And then she said it.....words that were medical to her and but so completely personal to me...."Well I see that your BMI is in the obese range so you may want to do something about that." There was very little I heard after that sentence. Partly because that was the last she said about my weight and partly because that was all I could hear...I'm obese. I eat healthy...workout every day...gained about 10lbs in 4 months inexplicably...and now I'm obese.
I left the office after and returned back to work. I told my runch buddy about the visit and that I basically felt like an old, fat mule, and she reminded me of how ridiculous that was...as did my husband and family.
Saturday came and we had a whirl-wind of activity throughout the day
But you know me! I'm dusting myself off and I'm going to stay focused because it is what makes me feel good. I'm getting back on the horse and I'm not going to let the words of one person make me stop (even though it still hurts).