Social Media Scares Me

Yesterday, as I was taking my morning stroll around the block, I loaded up Instagram for some mindless entertainment. The little orange notification popped up and said something ridiculous like 78 new followers. Whaaaat? That’s weird. Then, I clicked to my main page and saw that I had 600 more followers than I had an hour prior. I literally stumbled and nearly tripped from shock. Apparently, one of those popular, half-a-million-followed fitnessy IG accounts so kindly shared my photo, sending all the new buddies my way.

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(lol @ the comment saying I’m fake) By the time the dust settled, I went from around 1,000 yesterday morning, to over 2,500 last night. It is mildly terrifying that I now have a bunch of strangers just… there. Scrolling. And judging. I know it’s nothing compared to people who have 10K, 20K and more, but I feel like a horrible person when I can’t respond to every single comment. IG’s notification system is not the greatest, so I’ve been missing a lot. Thanks for the love, instagramfitness! And no, I will not be reading any of the comments on that photo because I’m a big wuss.

Photo Sep 09, 9 04 02 PMIn other news, I worked out on Monday! Technically two days before I was cleared to run, but I took it easy. I made sure to strap my stomach down with a neoprene binder, and held the boobs in place with my Moving Comfort Fiona bra.

The plan was to do a power walk while watching Boardwalk Empire, but instead I warmed up for five minutes, then alternated slow jogging (4.5) and walking (3.5) for one minute each until I hit two miles.

My stomach felt great! Actually, I didn’t feel it at all, which was amazing. Just what I was hoping for when I get back into running for realsies. It tingled a little bit when I got off the treadmill, but I think it was from all the sweat. My boobs, on the other hand, were still pretty tender with each bounce. I don’t think I’m hurting them; I just think it’s a matter of getting used to. I mean, even driving over speed bumps is still a challenge for me.

I was genuinely excited that I was able to work out. I’ll try again tonight if I don’t get home too late, and I plan on going to spin on Sunday morning. I don’t even think I’ll have to do the beginner spin class because my lungs felt fine. Didn’t get winded that much.

This must be what it’s like to be a non-smoker. Sunday marks three months smoke-free, by the way! The best part is, despite being around it a fair amount (I try to stay away from second-hand smoke though; still healing) and having so many triggers like drinking and hanging out with crackhead, it has been really easy to resist. Woo, go me.

 

4 thoughts on “Social Media Scares Me

  1. September 12, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    WTG on three months smoke-free. That’s a HUGE accomplishment!!! So proud of you!

    1. Mae
      September 12, 2013 at 5:37 PM

      Thanks Mel!!! Funny how things work out when you actually try. 😀

  2. September 12, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Damn! Three months already? Great job! And I would be terrified to suddenly have that many new followers!

  3. October 2, 2013 at 6:54 AM

    Wow social media really is going wild nowadays. But you must realize at the same time that only great content will go viral like this. So you should be proud of what you have accomplished, I think This is how I found your blog anyway through another site that shows the 100 most popular weight loss blogs. Congrats!