Friday, September 30, 2011

Size Isn’t Everything

Holding up my size 26 pants from 2005
Today I experienced a good lesson in setting the ego aside. This time last year I wore a size 6 jean. Today I bought size 14. At first I wanted to belittle myself. But then I stopped and thought about it. This year I am healthy, strong, happy, and sleeping well. A year ago? Uh, not so much. (The story of last year nutrition- and weight-wise is a whole ’nother blog post that I’ll share at some point.)

Bodies are not static, but ever-changing. One cannot expect to always be the same size, weight, or muscle-to-fat ratio. A smaller number on the scale or the clothing tag is not everything, though your monkey-mind might tell you differently. Look at the big picture. How do you feel?

If you are happy, healthy, and active, don’t beat yourself over numbers. Putting yourself down doesn’t do you any good. All it does is make you feel bad. Cut yourself some slack. While striving toward increased health and activity, remember to also love yourself just as you are now


  1. Your shortest post yet! :>) Love the picture! Great job! Are you going to update your 2011 race schedule on this blog? It's a good way for us (me) to keep up with you -- I can never remember what you're doing!

  2. Laura, you are cool. You are running great and I'm so glad you are happy and are feeling good. Everything else will line up in time with your normal and incredible work ethic.

    Rod Bien

  3. You are an amazing and strong woman, and I am so lucky to have met you. You have accomplished incredible things -- and will continue to do so. I am inspired by you every day!