Monday, June 13, 2011

It's Fair

Do you want to be "in shape"? Fit? Thin? Lean? Strong? Healthy? What do you think it takes? Do you think some people are born with these things? If you do then who do you know that does absolutely nothing and still they seem to be healthy, fit, thin, and strong? How old are they? Even if you do think you know someone who was born this way, I'll bet if you follow them around and eat what they eat, and do what they do you may find out that it isn't a "cradle gift".







Personally, even if I knew someone I thought health and fitness was simply given, I still wouldn't trade it with what I've done for myself, and what I continue to do every day. Sure someone may look healthy becasuse they are thin, but I've been around strong, fit and healthy people and let me tell you, they earn it....and it shows!



It amazes me how many people think that there's some magic answer, or should I say "easy" answer....or should I say "easier" answer, because there is an answer....it starts with eating right and exercising....and it's as easy as you make it. There's no conspiracy keeping anyone fat and/or out of shape, they're doing a fine job of that on they're own.



Don't think it's not fair that you have to put some effort into being or staying in shape. What I don't think is fair is that anyone would think they could have what I have without the same effort and commitment. When it comes to better health and fitness it's available to everyone, and the beauty of it is that no one can just buy it....but it's here for the taking! If that's not fair then I don't know what is.



Picture above shows an example of what years of consistent training can do! The picture at bottom was taken in November 2005 142lb, 11 months after weighing 250lbs. Although I weigh about 5 lbs less in the above picture, I'm 6 years older but much more muscular and way, way more fit! (check out those thick biceps! cool!)

10 comments:

jockeRKC said...

Love this blogg post Tracy =)

Amber said...

Love it. You look great Tracy. Keep up that hard work, you inspire me!

Juci RKC said...

This is absolutely f*cking amazing!
Great post, Ma'am.

Tracy Reifkind said...

Thanks jockeRKC. I could have gone on longer...but I'm trying to not be a long storyteller!

I'm sure we all run into people that think we are "lucky" in some way.....and we are, for sure lucky, but not in the way they think. No one gives us anything, we take it!

Tracy Reifkind said...

Amber,

Thank you so much for the kind words. All I know is that I keep showing up and my body follows....the body likes consistency.

Tracy Reifkind said...

Juci,

What's equally amazing is that this "former fat girl" will be leading a group of hardcore Hungarians through some serious high volume swing and snatch workouts this summer! That will be f*cking amazing for me!

Maribel said...

Love this post. Yes, you deserve your props for the work you put in. You're right, there is no luck in that...it's pure hard work. The luck, if you can call it that, comes in that you actually LOVE it and even then it doesn't make it any easier.

Tracy said...

I think when things do come easily - we don't appreciate it as much as when we have to put in the time and the effort to get where we want/need to be. All the work you've done and continue to do is what inspires and propels others to "get moving" and make the necessary changes. You rock, Tracy and as Amber said - you definitely inspire!

Juci RKC said...

Tracy,
Compared to you, those hardcore Hungarians are not hardcore at all :)

Gabby Eborall said...

Tracy I just had to share your blog on my blog! Your continuos victory over obesity is nothing short of amazing. Been with you for three years and you are like a fine red wine lady, Salud!