When I was a kid, there were no video games or computers and moms didn't shuffle kids off to various sports practices. We slid down grassy hills on cardboard boxes, hunted polliwogs and frogs in the creek, explored sewers under the street through storm drains, played on the monkey bars at the nearest school, threw balls and sticks for our dogs, climbed trees, played hopscotch and jacks, handball, jump rope, etc.
Originally Posted by not on the rug
PE classes were for competition sports and they were pure torture for me.
How I wish it would have been different back then. If money hadn't been an object and our PE classes had focused on lifestyle sports like kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, cycling, strength training or other things that you do solo and compete only against yourself I may have had a completely different experience. Perhaps I would not have thought dieting would lead me to be accepted by others (you know, since competitive sports led to the exact opposite.)
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Highest squat: 167.5 x 2. Current Deadlift: 195 x 3