I have been talking about starting an exercise blog for the longest time, but never got around to it. I am supposed to be doing math right now, but I sit here doing what? A blog. I wanted to journal my experience as a way to stay accountable and to express my feelings openly and honestly (profanity included) but when I sat down to put pen to paper (actually fingers to keyboard) what I was inspired to do was something completely different.
I thought about “Fat to Fit” and various other catchy, I used to be fat titles, but since I want this to be an ongoing project, I wanted more. I have never been one of these fat girls, who hate themselves or put themselves down, on the contrary, I think the defining characteristic of my personality which gave me empathy and sympathetic to the needs of others was growing up a fat kid. I would be lying if I said “I never dreamed of having thin thighs or the hump removed from as ass!” But I am ready for a transformation.
What started this was when I lived in NYC, I was active and lugged this big body everywhere! I would sooner die than you see the fat chick backing down from a wall of stairs!! I used to hear fat people say, “when I started, I couldn’t even walk around the block!” I used to say out loud “how’d the hell did that happen?” Now I know! WHY because I moved to Los Angeles, 5 years ago and it is happening to me. The only reason I get out and walk is because I am a full time student and walk all over campus everyday
I chose “My Big Fat Q Life” because I want this blog to be more about my getting fit transformation, I want it to be about living life to the fullest. I heard Oprah say once “when I see a fat woman, I know she is not living her life to it fullest potential.” I LLLOVE me some Oprah, but I have found in my experience most PEOPLE don’t live that life…period. I realized that looking back at my letter from my 17 year old self, I have turned out to be all that I wanted to be. OK I didn’t become a rock star, with my own fashion label, but I have done some extraordinary things in my life and I am hoping my blog will inspire others to live a big, fat life!