While checking out a new post on one of my favorite blogs, IlaxSTUDIO, I found out that she wrote a guest post on Destination 26.2. This was my first time hearing of Destination 26.2 and Linzi’s story sounds amazing. Plus, she started running around the same time I did! Which means, I think she’s really driven to be running a marathon this October! I need to get my butt in gear and start training harder!
The topic of the guest post was…
“How would you feel if you found out you were destined to end up with your mother’s body? Would you be happy? Ambivalent? Hysterical?” -Kim’s words
I was immediately intriged. If I was destined to have my mother’s body when I am her age, I’d be ESTATIC! After writing a post sized comment, I erased it and decided to write an actual post about it instead.
My mom has been thin ever since I can remember. I haven’t seen a single picture of her from a time that she was out of shape and I think that’s purely because she has never been out of shape. There is a catch though: she’s always worked for it for as long as I can remember as well. I remember her doing floor work while watching tv in the evening when I was younger and just thinking “that’s weird.” Now that I’m older, I get it. She wasn’t just doing these weird moves because they’re fun. Leg lifts tone your legs, crunches are part of the history behind her flat stomach. It’s not just that though. She has always been one to watch what she eats as well. Rather than ordering out when her office does, she brings something healthy from home. I hope eventually her strength to turn down food temptations rubs off on me! It’s not like she gives up all the good stuff though. She eats healthy stuff that she actually likes. Plus, she still eats ice cream (I think I got my love for ice cream from her!); however, she eats smaller portions of it and gets those 100 calorie ice cream bars and things like that.
When it comes to fitness and healthy habits with my dad, it’s actually about the same as my mom. Their bodies are obviously a lot different due to gender reasons; however, he has also put a lot of effort into the way he looks. He runs regularly, about 5 miles (give or take) a few days a week (depending on his schedule). When it comes to other work outs, he doesn’t do sit ups or anything like that but he stays in shape with all of the yard work and other tasks he takes on. His diet is a lot different from my mom’s. He is more along the Atkins path while my mom goes for low fat foods.
I would do a poll to ask how old you think they look; however, I don’t think they would want me to post their ages! Neither one of them look their age though. I definitely got that from them. I’ve been told I look 15. Um… thanks? My tables have asked me how old I am and the usual reaction is shock. It’s annoying right now, but I know that I’ll be grateful that I look so young once I get older.
Overall, having a body based on my parents’ bodies would definitely be a good thing!
Head on over and check out the guest post! Kim wrote a lot about the actual science behind it.