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Were You an Athletic Kid?

Were You a Sporty Kid?

In yoga class this weekend, my friends reminisced about what sporty kids they once were. From soccer to track and field, all of these active women were once active youngsters. On the opposite side of the coin was me — while I was as active as the next kid when it came to running around outside, I never got involved in sports, and I never wanted to. Now as an adult, I love to bike and practice yoga, and I especially go crazy for outdoor activities like hiking and rock climbing. But I will say that compared to my friends who developed a love for fitness at an early age, it took me awhile to come around. It wasn't until after all of my late nights during college that I started to make fitness a top priority. What about you?

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lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 6 years
I definitely was a sporty kid! I started soccer and track in kindergarten, and continued track through college. I traded in soccer for cross country in high school and continued xc through college. I know sports aren't for every kid, but they definitely were for me. I loved every second!
ticamorena ticamorena 6 years
yes, i was both active and sporty - netball, track, hockey - mostly team sports. on the one hand i liked the discipline of organised sport, on the other i loved the rowdiness of back yard games
GummiBears GummiBears 6 years
I hardly did team sports and ironically my mom never encouraged it. But she would get on our case about overindulging on food. :\
Susi-May Susi-May 6 years
I played sports and danced! Dance won out in HS though and lately I wished I had played more team sports but the theater beckoned.
yse yse 6 years
I used to run track until just before high school then I switched to Lacrosse and it was one of the most fun things I've ever done. We were a terrible team (the team was founded during my sophomore year -- so not much experience) but we had a great time.
bcn1000 bcn1000 6 years
I used to run cross country and I miss it so much. There really isn't anything like running with a team. And, like RunSwimmerRun, I was eating absurd foods. I used to have two toaster waffles for breakfast, with a scoop of ice cream in between them. Since I was running for 1-2 hours a day, it worked out. Oh, those were the days.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
I said no since I was always a dancer and absolutely hated all other organized sports or the gym. But I was still dancing like ten plus hours a week and was rail thin and super strong back then.
runswimmerrun runswimmerrun 6 years
Absolutely, I was. In order of years on a team: Swimming, soccer, diving, throwing (track and field). Sports I did for fun as a kid: Canoeing, bike riding, hiking, running, street hockey, rock climbing, kayaking, yoga, circuit training, weight lifting. As an adult I realized that's how I was able to eat half a cake for breakfast and stay lean. Nutrition wasn't strongly enforced in my household; I had free reign in the kitchen since age 6.
imLissy imLissy 6 years
I tried soccer for like a day and gave up :D I've never been a run around outside or a group exercise kinda person. Have people watching me being a total klutz in 100 degree weather? I think not.
Linda50T Linda50T 6 years
I was never much of a "joiner" and even now, I'm not. That's why I love my P90X and Turbo Fire that I do right at home. I don't have to join a gym or sign up for a class or even leave the house.
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