When I was…

When I was a little girl I just wanted to be the best at gymnastics and look like Barbie.

I physically wasn’t that.

When I was in high school I wanted to be the prom queen and the most athletic girl in school.

I physically wasn’t that.

When I was in college I wanted to be the hot girl that guys picked up at the bar.

I physically wasn’t that.

When I was in my twenties I wanted to be skinny so I could be hot and accepted by society.

I physically wasn’t that.

When I was 28 I realized all of that was crap and how I looked didn’t matter. I also realized I wasted 28 years of my life worrying about what my outside appearance was instead of making sure I was the best possible person inside I could be.

Today, me, at 30 and 198lbs, I did what society probably thought I couldn’t do, I got a PR of 165 for my overhead squat. And none of the feelings of “how do I look” “am I skinny enough” “am I pretty enough” run through my head…. What runs through my head is damn girl you’re a strong beast and you need to keep it up. Because I can. Because my body allows me. So, I know I say it all the time but I just hope that showing how I bust my ass will show someone that they can also do it.

Because #weareallathletes

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