Embrace your shape

solid adjective: 1. firm and stable in shape; not liquid or fluid.

Today I got told I “look solid”, obviously that was quite the compliment.

I’m sure there are many women in the world who would rather be called skinny, but I’ve never been one of those girls, even when I was overweight and wanted to be “skinny” the girls I desired were not found in the pages of your run of the mill women’s magazine. I wanted to look just like the girls in Flex or Muscle Mag International, I wanted to be solid!

Mission FINALLY accomplished I guess 😉

Now that I’m in my forth decade I’ve finally moved away from being quite so obsessed about what I look like. Sure I still have my “moments” where I’ll spy my arse in a mirror, throw my hands up in the air and proclaim I’m going on a diet because I look like a hippo BUT honestly, five minutes later I come to my senses and remove all the full length mirrors from the house .. problem solved.

Quite frankly after all my numerous years on this earth it’s only recently that I’ve found an actual advantage to obtaining a thigh gap. Last week when our morning WOD included double kb clean and press, I kept slamming the two kettle bells into my “solidly built” thighs because I didn’t have enough room for the belles to fit through.

Once again I was ready to throw my hands up in the air and “go on a diet” to slim down my thighs when an Angel came to my rescue and showed me how I could just stand in a wider stance to swing the belles through before MOVING my feet into a normal pressing stance. Crisis averted, even the celestial beings don’t want me dieting …

You know what?

It’s actually very rare for me to want to be skinnier when I’m using my body to do things, in fact it’s probably only if I have to run a longish distance where I think to myself “You know this would be easier if we were lighter” (Yes I do in fact talk to myself in the third person, I’m weird like that). Usually I’m too busy being amazed at all the incredible shit it can do …

Life is just way too short to spend another day at war with yourself, how about we all embrace the skin we are in.

Till next time





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