I told you a couple of weeks ago about the article being written about the 801 Grand Power Climb. They were interested in my weight loss, so chance was I would be featured. Their photo editor Art even took my picture as I sweated at the gym. (The angle is horrible because there was no good way to shoot it, so my nose looks huge, but whatever.)
Well, the issue hit stands late today. It features a great article by Cara Hall.
I am a little well, I'm not entirely sure of words and I am never at a loss.
Seeing in writing, in a magazine, what I have done so far is just a bit overwhelming. And so is realizing that anyone who didn't know before can now find the truth with little effort. I do not lie to people, but it's not really something I announce when I meet new people. Often I simply cover how much I enjoy working out and how 'no' I wouldn't like half that croissant, because I watch what I eat.
It is a little daunting to know that everyone can know just how much I let myself go. I am a bit concerned people may look at me differently. (Yes, especially guys. I am just getting back in rotation, I don't want to scare anyone. "Wow, she could get really fat...")
On the other hand, I am proud of who I am today. I have worked hard to get here and I will not go back. And if reading that story can help one other person make the decision to make a lifestyle change, then any fleeting embarrassment I may have is worth it. Besides, if I have to out myself, at least it's in a well-written article.
So go ahead - read all about it!
Yours in fitness, Kate