10 Thoughts About Self-Overcoming From New York Plus Size Runner

Life has an annoying habit of throwing tests at us. But it’s in one’s power to determine the outcome of those challenges.  

Latoya Shauntay Snell is a New York based athlete and blogger who recovered from chronic back pain and got rid of obesity with the help of running. She openly speaks about her struggles and transformations, inspiring the readers of her blog to take the first step on the way to self-empowerment.

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  • I don’t want to treat my life like fast food and wake up 70 years old never knowing what a gourmet meal taste like.

Skipping a run doesn’t mean that I’m a shitty person

  • 80% of New Year’s resolutions are broken by February 1st.  That’s probably a heavy statistic to hear but here’s another one — it takes 21 days to form a habit.  What does this mean for you? Well, today may be the day that you want to pick up that goal that you left on the wayside and pick it back up. After all, the year just started. 
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  • Being active can be as simple as parking your car a bit farther from home, encouraging you to walk a bit more. If you’re like me, perhaps you’ll run a few laps around someone else’s car.
  • Twenty minutes of workout per day will not only keep you motivated but liven your spirits just a bit. 

  • Strangely enough, I needed to experience ‘failure’, as it became one of my biggest lessons in the sport. Not every race nor life experience will be the same, even if you approach it with the same technique. There are elements that will be way out of your control.

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  • The saying goes, “Shit happens” and my follow up modern day cliche would be “…but did you die?”  Nope.  I didn’t.  I’m still here.  In fact, I’m dusting off sneakers, licking my wounds and going back out onto the pavement.
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  • Remain humble, even when the world is showering you with opportunities to be overbearing. Life is an arrogant teacher awaiting to tame her students with pop quizzes.
  • Skipping a run doesn’t mean that I’m a shitty person.
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  • Baby, you are perfect in your own damn right and NOBODY should have permission to make you feel less than your own worth, not even your own insecurities.  When you are tired of crying, pick up the towel, wipe off your face and catch your own success.
  • In essence, here I am. I still run for the ice cream truck but I’m faster now. I’m still fat and loving it. have an athlete’s body. I learned to love me.

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