We all have been "defined". Here are some ways I was defined as a kid : smart, quiet, introverted, non athletic.
Well I would like to think I am smart, or at least smart enough! I graduated from an Ivy League school, and have a PhD, for what it is worth. I have a good job, and manage our money well. I have worked damn hard to get the right help for our older son, who has a learning disability.
People at work would laugh at the notion that I am quiet, since I talk so much there, but I am lucky to have found a workplace that brings out the verbose side of me. Truly I like to be quiet, and reflective.
We have ginormous parties at our house, but in general I am introverted. I like my own company and prefer solitary activities.
Non athletic. At 43, this is the label I am rejecting. At first I exercised to lose weight. Now I want to lose more weight to improve my performance in karate, yoga and running.
What "definitions" do YOU want to leave behind?
- Cathy Yonek
- Pittsburgh, PA, United States
- Six years ago I decided (age) 42 would be my magic number. I stepped on the scale for the first time in a LONG time. It was a BIG number, it was a SCARY number, but mostly I knew I had to own that number. I lost 40 pounds, leaving the obese category behind. In 2014 I committed myself to working out HARD and a low sugar diet, losing more weight and gaining nice definition. Then life happened, and I lost momentum, gaining some weight back. My goals now are different, and include completing my first ever marathon at age 48. GULP! You can read about the next part of my journey here.