And with a little help from some asthma medicine, my muscles are able to get the oxygen they need and I can do so much more than I can without it. Even after cycling all over town and dragging a trailer full of heavy groceries up the hill (again), swimming a half mile today was a breeze, and I would have done more if my kids hadn't wanted to leave. I wish I'd had an inhaler in High School when I was on the swim team, I could have done so much better.
I'm really grateful that I have the strong body I do. I'm not the most fit, but I know a lot of people of all different sizes who are much more limited in their abilities. Size does NOT equal fitness or lack thereof. I'm happy to be able to do most of the stuff I love- hike, bike, swim, garden, backpack, roller blade, explore, and play!
Here's what it looks like to be fairly fit AND fairly fat. Yeah, it happens, and it's dang fun, so don't be hatin. ;)
|Biking downhill! Wheee!!!|
|Weeding my new garden|
|My first harvest :)|
|Swimming with the kiddos|