Do you think it’s a compliment if someone calls you skinny or does it offend you?
There are times that Chris tells me I look skinny and I always disagree for 2 reasons – 1. I’m not skinny!! 2. I would rather be told that I look strong or fit!!
Many years ago (almost 30 – not sure how that happened!!) when I was in high school I was all about being skinny!! I was proud of the fact that I only weighed about 110 pounds (I was the same height I am now).
My junior year I actually thought it would be cool to be under 100 pounds when I graduated from high school. I think I realized quickly that was sort of a ridiculous idea!!!
My first semester in college I was running cross country at the collegiate level (on a scholarship) and I still gained 20 pounds. I would love to say that it was because I was stronger but sadly it was because I loved Dr Pepper and pizza!!
There was a point after college and grad school when I got down to my high school weight but it wasn’t because I was super fit or healthy. I just spent a summer working outside (I hoed weeds!!!) in west TX and it was so hot that I barely ate.
Thankfully, as I’ve gotten older I have realized that the goal is not being skinny. No number (weight or size) will ever make me happy!
Being strong is my goal. I love the fact that my legs are powerful and able to run lots of miles!!!
I don’t want to be skinny. Being skinny is not the reason I get up at 5:00am and workout every day. My goal is to be strong, fit and healthy and I feel like I am meeting that goal every day!!!
What about you – do you want to be skinny or strong?