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)?