So since completing my 3 Triathlons this season I joined a few Facebook groups as 1 does to chat with like-minded people and was regarded in some conversations as an Athlete and even once an Elite Athlete. I find this really hard to grasp, it is not a name that I would have ever considered being associated with me. I would be more inclined to say I am an Indoor Rower or I was a Horserider or I have done a few Triathlons, but if you were to switch it around and say, I am a Triathlete then that word “Athlete” seems to pop in there. The word scares me.
As much as I wanted and still want to lose weight I am proud of what I have done whilst still very overweight, I guess I am living proof that you can be fat and fit. I realise that being overweight is unhealthy and puts more stress than needed on my body and joints and am continuously fighting the never-ending weight battle as I have for all of my adult life.
I will keep fit and continue the battle with the bulge.
Thu Urban Dictionary even has a Definition of FATHLETE
Person #2: Yea no kidding he’s a world class fathlete
Wow you are an inspiration! Love this post and love women that are comfortable in their own skin. 🙂
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Good on you for getting into triathlons!! They are addictive aren’t they? Keep on training and enjoy being in the fresh air. Always remember that while you are out training there are many people at home sitting on the couch watching TV!Oh, I think you should refer to yourself as ‘Fablete’ Fabulous Athlete.
Love that a Fablete I am going to use it thanks Kate.
Fathlete…..where do people come up with this stuff??? I admire you greatly for what you have achieved. I am lazy and soft so my weightloss/fitness journey has very much taken place indoors LOL
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