Adjusted Reality

“Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.” – Mark Twain

Makeup of an Athlete

The winter olympics?  I have to admit that I didn’t watch much.  Besides life being semi-sorta-completely crazypants lately, I just did not get into it.  First of all – I’m SO over winter.  Seeing winter sports reminds me of cold and snow and yuck, like it was outside.  I do like ice skating but I’m not a huge winter sports fan.  That being said – I definitely got interested in a winter olympics link that Cat sent me.

Yeah, it’s what you think.  Just a list of athletes and their stats.  But it definitely hit me how different the standards are for athletes and other celebs.  For example, Chemmy here, at 5’6″ and 154 lbs, would be slandered as a chunky chick if she were an actress or singer.  She’s just 1 lb shy of being in the overweight BMI category.  Yet, she is rocking the downhill skiing in 5 different events.  Yekaterina here, at 5’4″ and 154 lbs, is firmly in the overweight category.  She is actually technically more overweight than I am (*cough* once I lose the last 2.5 lbs and get back into my maintenance range *cough*).  Yet, she is a world class speedskater.

It’s really eye opening to see that I’m not really that far off.  From the height weight ratio at least… I don’t think I’ll be a world class athlete any time soon.  While I was able to pick out a few actresses and singers and such out of many many many, it’s really not out of the ordinary for athletes to hang out just at the top of normal or just into the overweight BMI category.  Right about where my body has decided to hang out.

So, I’m not saying that my body fat percentage is the same as theirs – but I’m always going to continue to work on my fitness and improving my diet to include more good stuff and less crap, but the gains now have become very very very small visually.  And that’s ok.  Especially if the number on the scale going down is no longer a factor.

…and that’s it.  Short and sweet today.   Do you have the makeup of an athlete?


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  1. MizFit

    in the same but different note I stil dont think of myself as an athlete in the COMPETITION sense of the word but you? mizracerrunner? just thinking about you the next word which pops to mind is ATHLETE.

    the semantics of it all is so interesting to me.


    Im off to disney this morning.

    thanks again to YOU for all your help.

    see you on twitter 🙂

  2. I don’t think you are an athlete. I KNOW you are an athlete. Anyone who spends so much time and energy working on fitness and health goals and bettering themselves is an athlete.

    You are a rockstar!

    Thanks for the positive juujee on the blog- it is people like you that inspire me to get up and push the play button. 🙂

    Alison 🙂

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