Friday, May 8, 2009

Getting Picked Last in Gym Class



Chubby Chick at http://gottalose200pounds.blogspot.com has presented Fools Fitness with his first Blog award! It is an honor indeed!

There are suggestions to pick five other blogs out there and pass the award along. I've struggled with this. I remember as a kid usually in gym class I would get picked nearly at the end for a team. Once the gym teacher let me be "team captian" and I actually picked all the kids who would normally get picked last on my team first. I'm not just trying to be polite and PC (actually the PC thing irritates me, I will be sincere and try to be kind but it seems like some folks are offended by the truth somehow, and saying something polite instead doesn't change what's right or wrong at the root of it, but I digress), but I can't do this in good consciousness and make some people left out. We are all in this together.

Thus I will suggest only one thing, read some blogs and look to see who comments, and comments frequently and follow their names to their blogs too... they seem to be people who are very serious in making better choices in eating, fitness, and offering support and encouragement to others. Start by looking at chubby chick's blog or http://theantijared.blogspot.com and their commenters, and enjoy the journey...

Don't forget that getting picked last in gym class is the foolsfitness way!-Alan

13 comments:

  1. congrats! I agree, it is hard to pick "just a few"!

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  2. I never do these things because I struggle with that same mentality. Don't want anyone to feel left out like I always did.

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  3. Congratulations.
    I love your blog. You're quite funny - you've got a good head on your shoulders.
    - Katalia

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  4. I feel like an ass(I know, prob cause I am one) It was very hard to pick 5 and I did it anyways. I love the way you approached it :) Next time I will follow suit.

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  5. Well said!

    Getting picked last in gym class... brings back painful memories for me!

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  6. I think it's fun getting awards, but I hate the picking process, too. It stinks. I only read blogs I like, and every one I read is worthy of an award.

    I play along, but it bothers me. I admire your honesty and integrity on the subject.

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  7. *high fives* on the award. And true. There's a lot of amazing blogs out there and we ARE all in this together.

    I refused to participate in gym. The teacher never made me either. I think she was scared I might eat her or something.

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  8. Many congratulations on the award. Your reasoning for not picking other blogs is very sweet. Thank you. We are all in this together!

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  9. Congrats on the blog award. Just found your blog through some of your comments. :)

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  10. you just got another blog award from Tricia...

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  11. Being picked last isn't the end of the world though!

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Remember that commenting is just the foolsfitness way!