Yesterday, amidst a random conversation, it was brought to my attention that not everyone can understand “why I want to look like a man”…
I know, stop laughing..I have a point to make here.
About a year ago I decided to take hold of the reins to my life and get healthy…I know, heaven forbid we do that in this day and age.
It just so happens that, my body LOVES to be strong…what’s that mean? It means I pack on muscle like a beast without really trying. Whatta you want from me – I’m genetically blessed to be a badass.
As a woman in today’s society it’s a daily fight to try and fit in, to meet the “standards” set by Hollyweird and the fashion industries and shitty magazines that sell photo shopped images of girls who were actually already perfect to begin with.
I have struggled with a fucked up body image since about 5th grade …because I was around a foot taller than everyone in my class – EVERYONE. Somewhere around age 15 I began to embrace who I was…a tall weirdo who doesn’t do anything any of the other kids do.
I’m still that same girl. I’m doing things so many people see as “weird” or “wrong” …when in reality it’s just different.
Sure, most women don’t spend 7 days a week trying to build and perfect their bodies.
MOST women don’t care to sculpt the perfect delts and obliques.
WELL, guess what. I’m not most women.
The reason I want to “look like a man” …is because THAT is how I was made to look. My body is simply developing the way it was supposed to. As a fellow bad ass bitch so perfectly stated…
“Listen, just because my body was developed for something other than fucking millionaires, doesn’t mean it’s masculine. I think it’s femininely badass as fuck because there’s not a single muscle on body that isn’t for a purpose because I’m not a do nothin’ bitch.” -Rousey
Having muscle and being strong DOES NOT MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE A MAN!
If you think I “look like a man” cool! THANKS, I think you look like a fucking wet noodle…
BUT – the difference in you and I is integrity, confidence and a kind heart. I would never tell you that I thought you were overweight, or you were too thin…because IT’S YOUR BODY!
The fact that MEN can talk shit about strong women just tells me one thing -they’re fucking jealous.
They’re jealous of our drive, our ability to put in the work and get the results, our ability to obtain something that could never be purchased, only created.
If you think my body is dudely, great. If you think it’s feminine, great. If you don’t give a shit either way because it’s MY body and not yours – even freaking better.
There are plenty of people putting others down, especially women – and it needs to stop.
We are so much more than our shells. We are all so much more than a nice body, or a pretty face. If you wanna lift the hell out of some weights and pack on muscle, DO IT! If you wanna do yoga, get thin and have a soft body..DO IT!
BUT whatever you do…never let what someone else thinks about you change your drive, or your self image.
Love your body.
Love the journey.
Embrace the setbacks and the restarts.
Celebrate the triumphs and always move forward.
The dream won’t work unless you do.
P.S. You can buy tits…traps must be earned.
Until then, forget it all and go lift like a girl.