Tuesday, July 15, 2008

From Losing To Lifting

Losing weight only made me feel better about the way I look, and that’s a very shaky foundation. Becoming more fit changed my perception of who I am. ~ Marla Laubisch

I just stumbled upon an awesome article on a website I'd never visted before. It's kind of long but absolutely worth the read. Please do yourself a favor and take a few minutes to check it out.

From Losing To Lifting
by Marla Laubisch

Transforming myself from a couch potato to an athlete has been the most important, life-changing activity I’ve ever engaged in. Apart from my marriage, there’s been nothing else in my life with such profound consequences.

First I should say that a lot of people wouldn’t consider me an athlete at all. At 47 years old, 5’2” and 200+ pounds, I hardly look like one. But the thing is—I act like one. Our actions are what define us, more than our thoughts and beliefs, and definitely more than other people’s beliefs about us. The things you really believe in, the things that really matter to you—you do. Accordingly, that makes me an athlete.

Read the rest at Straight to the Bar.

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