Peace with your kilos #atozchallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

Travelling overweight is not impossible. No matter your weight, shape, age, travelling is a lot of fun, the best gift you can give to yourself. Don’t let your fears stop you.

I have always been super-conscious of my weight. I fear that people write me off as a person and only see the kilos. Why? Because that’s what I do on the inside. I used to see and focus on my fat and not on my soul.

But the more I discovered who I am (see previous post about the Joys of Journalling), the more I realised that I’m wasting opportunities to have fun, to make memories.

On a recent holiday my brother made a video of me walking down a fairly difficult, rocky path. He was bored because after he walked down like a gazella, I took my time. Inside, I felt like a big giant troll, who has no coordination, no fitness level, no right to be there. On the video, it looked like someone being very afraid of falling, and very little trust in her balance.

I thought that was a pretty good summary of how I live. (Still, even after making huge progress.) I am afraid I’m not strong, flexible, balanced enough. I let this fear hold me back. I let this fear stop me from loving myself the way I am. Overweight and all.

In the past, it felt like I was telling myself the same that some others told me: “I’ll love you but only after you lost some weight.”

I expanded this:

“You can’t go hiking/tours/flying because you’re fat. You won’t be able to do it.”

I developed actual panic attacks from walking on a bridge or glass floors, thinking I’m too big for them to hold me. I never used to have problems with heights but I started to think engineering is not prepared for me.

Crazy, right?

It’s time to change this. Time to believe that travelling overweight is not impossible. No matter my weight, shape, age, travelling is the best gift I can give to myself. Instead of letting my fears stop me, it’s time to stop them.


Thank you for stopping by. This post is part of the A to Z challenge of 2018 (albeit a little late). Check out the wonderful posters of the A to Z challenge and Blogchatter A2Z.

I’m also on a writing adventure on my other blog, Pieces of Soul. Come by to be part of my interactive story!

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8 thoughts on “Peace with your kilos #atozchallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

  1. Self acceptance is so hard. We all have something we don’t like about ourselves but then you think about what you like in other people it usually is their friendliness or their personality, not whether they have film star bodies or looks. Just keep on travelling.

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  2. I wanted to book a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon for a recent trip my husband and I took and then I read that they weigh every passenger before getting on the helicopter, which makes perfect sense because they don’t want to overload the aircraft. I had this vision of having to get on a scale in front of a lot of people and having my weight show up on a big board or something. I almost didn’t book the ride. However, I really thought it would be fun so I did. Of course there was no big board and no one shouted out my weight. There was a platform you stood on as they were checking you in and that registered the weight on their computer. Once they figured out how to evenly distribute the weight on the helicopter, you were assigned with other groups to make a full load. It was one of the best experiences we’ve had. I’m so glad I didn’t let my fear make me miss it. You are you!

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