I just returned from a walk/jog that lasted for about 45 minutes. It was less enjoyable than the one last night, most likely because there are tons of people out even in the most residential places downtown. It was also very foggy, which made it creepy, but I still worked up a good sweat!
Before my run, yes I’m going to call it a run, I downloaded the iPhone app called RunKeeper to track where I went and how far my run was, because this morning I tried to map my previous run on Google Maps and it was such a hassle. THEREFORE the app helped a lot! It was free, which is always good for a college student like myself, and it tracks where you go, how long you went for, how far you went, and gives your current minutes per mile, average minutes per mile, an “pace change” type chart where you can see when you got faster or slower, as well as your total calories burned! When I first stopped the app, once I got up to my room, it told me that I had burned 446 calories.
I almost had a cow, but my dorm is too small for one.
I would jump for joy if I burned more than a pounds worth of calories in 45 minutes!
I then proceeded to refresh the page where it told me that I actually only burned 275 calories… A bit of a let down from the previous number, but I’m still pleased!
I “ran” 2.65 miles, which I’m also not displeased with. My jogging was a little bit easier than last night, and I was huffing and puffing less, but I also jogged less, because of all of the people around. I’m just not comfortable with being the fat girl jogging when there are tons of people sharing the sidewalk (if I were comfortable with it, I would jog durning the day.) I sometimes catch myself thinking about how others will think of me, like the kids I see in my dorm as I walk by with my sneakers on, and I put thoughts in their heads like, “Typical.” and “She needs more than sneakers to lose that much weight.” and it really makes me self-conscious, when in reality, I’m a relatively confident person. I try not to let my rather grotesque outer layer(s) define me.
Side note, I had a thought the other day walking down the street. People who partake in fat-shaming (yes, there is a word for it) really don’t understand anything. No child worries about their weight when they eat 3 pieces of cake at a friends birthday party, and if you’re young enough, you don’t even care what swimsuit you wear as long as you can play in the deep end. My point is, nobody grows up eating what they eat, thinking about how they will feel when they’re older. Any overweight person can vouch when I say that if I had known that I would feel this way about my weight whenever I was gaining it, I wouldn’t be fat.
- Largest part: 54 in.
- Chest: 47 1/2 in.
- Smallest part: 42 in.
- Neck: 16 in.
- Right arm: 20 in.
- Left arm: 19 in.
- Right thigh: 31 in.
- Left thigh: 31 in.
- Waistline: 47 1/2 in.
- Girth: 70 in.
And for those of you who don’t know, I’m 5’7″ tall, and my weight after my run was 242.2 lbs. Yep.
I hope you all have a wonderful evening and weekend, and I’ll talk to you soon!