PostSecret: F-You, Asthma!!!

By Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am — Filed under:

This postcard from PostSecret says it all for me.

PostSecret: Fuck You, Asthma!!!

It reads:

F*** You, Asthma!!!

I can do ANYTHING! You can’t slow ME down!

There are so many excuses out there to not exercise. Asthma is a severe disease and can cause serious trouble, but your lungs CAN be trained. You have to start out slower and take longer to get to high levels, but with enough practice and work, you can exercise just as hard as anyone else. It’s not as easy as it might be for people without pulmonary problems, but it IS possible.

The same is true for ANY other excuse you can think of. Do you have bum knees? F-You, Bad Knees!!! I can do ANYTHING! You can’t slow ME down!

Do you have a binge eating problem? F-You, Bingeing!!! I can do ANYTHING! You can’t slow ME down! Sure eating healthy after years of bad habits and abuse to a body is difficult, but with enough training and practice, anyone can get past it.

Quit letting excuses get in the way. There is ALWAYS a way to work around any problem. Go over it, dig under it, build a door or just push that damn wall down. It can’t stop you.

PostSecret‘s beneficiary is the National Hopeline Network. It is a 24-hour hotline (1 (800) SUICIDE) for anyone who is thinking about suicide or knows someone who is considering it.


3 Responses to “PostSecret: F-You, Asthma!!!”

  1. Braidwood Says:

    I ran track all through junior high and high school- When I was in my 20’s I went in for an allergy test and the doctor told me I had asthma and gave me an inhaler. Ahhh, so that’s what that burning sensation in my lungs was! I’m kind of glad I didn’t know or I don’t know if I would have just assumed it was normal, like I did, and run anyway.

    I always thought of the extra painful asthma as “blood burps” and the normal lack of air as “being thirsty for air.” I used to lie in bed and think, “I’m thirsty, but for air.”

  2. Amy Says:

    Hi! I wanted to tell you that that’s my secret you have up there! I realize by saying that it’s no longer anonymous, but I’m so glad that it resonated with you. 🙂 At some point in the past few years I decided that I was going to stop using asthma as an excuse, and almost immediately when I stopped seeing my asthma as an obstacle to fitness and running, it stopped being one. Now I’m training for a half-marathon! F-you asthma!

  3. Laura Moncur Says:


    I’m so glad you sent in that postcard to PostSecret! Keep up your training! I know you can do it!


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