I hit the crack store yesterday (Lululemon and no I didn’t put in a link…better to help you save money), and the manager (whew, cute!) he asks me if I lift and I immediately got a little offended…which sorta shocked me and made me pause.
He meant it in a positive, “sexy is strong”, “you look good”, kind of way and I took it in a “you’re bulky and large” kind of way. It was a compliment and I didn’t even really see it as anything more than feeling that “I’m too pretty to lift”.
What complete and utter bull$hit.
I love lifting. I break my neck and rearrange my schedule to make Olympic weightlifting classes and plan to add additional training to my schedule. I watch videos and religiously follow Diane Fu @fubarbell on instagram, I considered doing SuperFit this summer so I could rock my squats (PR 200), deadlifts (PR 215), press (PR 105), etc. I want to set new PRs (my bad, “Personal Records”)! I want to perfect my snatch and overhead squat…I freaking love Olys (but the shoes are stupid ugly lol).
So the fact that I stood there offended by the fact that someone saw, really SAW me for who and what I am, and freaking liked it, means that I need to get over my own misconceptions about what strength and sexy is, accept me and rock on. Because amazingly enough, everyone else does.
I get compliments on my physique every day. Every. Single. Day. People at the day job, the box, the gym, the stores…everyone compliments my arms, back, abs etc. They know I’m working hard and getting results and they want those results too!
The funny thing is that I have never felt sexier, cuter, more beautiful or as confident as I do now in my pseudo-slim (lol, I’m “heavier” than ever!), strong and really (really, really) single life.
Because “Yes, I do lift”. And I’m so effing proud+cocky that I can, and do, rock weights, that I gotta say it: Fellas if you can’t lift more than me, you need not apply to this chica right here. #realtalk
So, I’m over it…and here’s hoping that tall cutie comes through to WOD in my box some time soon.
(Wow, that sounded just a bit naughty didn’t it? Lol! #loveit)
How sexy is your strong? Muscles on chicks, hot or not (to you)?
It’s almost here and I am eerily calm and yet nervous…especially bc I’m nursing a sore throat today so I can be at full speed/strength for the CrossFit Open WOD tomorrow…. Anybody else registered? Please note that (a) the linked/provided content belongs to CrossFit; (b) such content is not my own; and (c) the originating website (blackchickswod.com) makes no claim of owning, being related to or owned or controlled by, being under common control with, or sanctioned by, approved by, or endorsed by, CrossFit.
Often I see some boxmates (typically guys, but chicks too) loading a lot of weight up. They want to show, others, that they can move weight during the strength training. Everybody wants a chance to show off, including myself…but at this stage of the game (and age), I would rather take my time and build up, over time, to heavy weights, than rush it.
I spotted a boxmate today that was squatting heavy..which is fine. What wasn’t fine was how poor her form was…she could have got the bar up if she followed the.mechanics. She didn’t have it down, she didnt know how to drop the bar safely, the bar fell and it dinged my forearm. I have a slight bruise that will go away with some ice..no biggie. But it could have been.
The weights, bars, bad form…they can hurt you or someone else (ME!) so please be careful. Don’t be in such a hurry to look good, but not be good.
Remember the Tortoise and the Hare (yeah, yeah, I know, old school, but on point)…that half-shell might have gone slow, but he still won.
Btw: New PR Today 200# Back Squats
I started this past October having to swallow my ego at being told I was doing them incorrectly; facing the bar/rack the wrong way and not engaging my lats, abs or butt. #slow&steady
Paleo Trek: The Next Generation
Real Food: The Final Frontier
These are the musings of the CrossFitter M^2 and her 30 Day Paleo Challenge: to explore strange new recipes that do not include wheat, legumes, dairy, sugars and/or processed foods.
To seek out new opportunities to learn about her body, eat clean/train dirty, understand a food processor, and boldly go where she has never gone before: her very own kitchen
CrossFitter’s log, Paleo date:12513 – D5