I’m An Athlete.

      19 Comments on I’m An Athlete.

I recently had re-scans at my chiropractor as a way to check-in with where I am and the improvements I’ve made.  While I’ve felt a great deal of change, especially in terms of reduced headaches and my overall mentality, there’s still a lot of work to do as my body is going through detox.

 

But the real reason I bring this up is not because I’m trying to push you all to see a chiropractor (though I DO strongly recommend the right chiro!); I bring this up because of something my chiropractor said as we were discussing the results of my tests.

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When I initially got my scans in December, my core was weaker than it should be and that showed.  This time around my core muscles were stronger and more suited to hold my body.  Obviously this is a good thing but my lack of core muscles in the beginning surprised them because “I am an athlete.” 

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Because I am an athlete.

 

Those were his words.  My chiropractor called me an athleteME!

 

I’ve called myself a runner.  I’ve called myself a fitness enthusiast.  I have never once in my life called myself an athlete.

 

And you know what?

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He’s right! I am an athlete!

 

I’d never thought about it before but I am one.  I guess I just needed someone to call me one to realize that I am.   

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Interesting, isn’t it?

 

So now the question lies, are you an athlete?

What do you think makes someone an athlete?


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19 thoughts on “I’m An Athlete.

  1. Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen

    It is amazing how one comment from someone like that can totally change your perspective on your own fitness level. While I still think of ‘athletes’ as being competitors, I do believe I am at least fairly athletic, and would call myself a runner (well, OK, a jogger)…

  2. Alex @ Alex Tries it Out

    I’ve never thought of myself as an athlete. I, some days, barely consider myself a runner. It’s just something I do, not something I am…

    But I guess, I am a runner. Or an athlete.

    It’s just such an odd thing to say – I almost feel like I’m not good enough to be one. I think it stems from growing up as the chubbier, not-good-at-sports kid. I got discouraged in PE, and laughed at, so I just never would have considered putting myself in that category. But I guess, now I am. Lol, clearly I have some childhood issues popping up here!

    1. admin Post author

      Okay…yes you ARE an athlete so start calling yourself one!
      AND…good thing you have SUNDAY to fill me in on everything!!! 🙂

  3. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

    Hmm, that is so true! I’ve always thought of athletes as being people who compete against other people…but if you really think about it, you don’t have to be in some organized sport to “compete”! I mean, if you’re anything like me, you compete with YOURSELF on a regular basis…one more rep…just a little further in that run…one more inch on that stretch! 🙂

    1. admin Post author

      EXACTLY! While I’m running a race a month in 2013, I’m not running for anyone other than myself!

    1. admin Post author

      Girl, I would never think twice about calling you an athlete! You OWN that title!

  4. Lisa Eirene (@LisaEirene)

    I lost 110 pounds and I’ve kept if off now for 5 years. One of the happiest moments was not reaching goal weight, but having a doctor take my blood pressure (which had previously been too high) say “Are you a runner?” 🙂

    1. admin Post author

      Okay, there are so many congrats that need to happen for this comment…CONGRATSCONGRATSCONGRATSCONGRATS! 🙂

  5. Tara

    I’m happy you enjoy your chiro! I’ve been working for one for the past four years, and I have personally seen the results with several of my patients! They get a bad rap because there are quacks out there (like any profession). You really just have to find the right one!

    1. admin Post author

      Like you said, there definitely are quacks out there (in every profession), but I’m so excited I’ve found these guys and so much so that I’m now working for them. I truly believe in the work they do!

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