So, this post has nothing to do with business or marketing. Big woop.
I’m a pretty active person, but since starting my business in 2008, the only form of exercise I’ve engaged in has been raising my coffee mug to my mouth. A few months ago I received some behind the scenes images from one of our most recent photo shoots and in those pictures stood a pale, squishy “skinny-fat” girl. My inner, buff 21 year old threw up in her own mouth. Shocked that my 30 year old body had grown into itself, I logged off the computer, went straight to the gym and hired a 2x a week personal trainer.
I struggled with being so candid on this post because every single one of my friends and family is going to say… “Oh my gosh.. you’re so skinny, you don’t have anything to worry about…. blah, blah, blah” BUT, I’ll stop you right there and tell you this post has nothing to do with being skinny, but being strong.
I admit. I am a tiny girl. I don’t have a problem with my size or weight, but I do want to be fit (and hot)! In my mind I thought I was still fit, but truth be told.. my lack of physical movement these past few years has turned me into a light weight. I remember thinking back in the day of size 0 that I would never “let my figure go” (I just LOLed literally at this) and now my older, much wiser and harder working self is humming that Brad Paisley song “If I could write a letter to me…” and saying.. “you naive biotch…. you will be busy and lazy and wish you never uttered those words.”
Anyways, I’m happy to report that my personal trainer is kicking my butt and challenging me daily to lift more weight, run farther and be stronger. Which leads me to the origin of this post…. My younger and much more determined sister, Emily, is a fitness queen and truly she inspired my pledge to get fit. On a recent vacation, she hiked Barr Trail in Colorado all the way to the summit and proclaimed on facebook… “Strong is the new skinny.”
Dang right, girl!
I think we can all agree being strong, fit, confident, healthy and HAPPY with yourself will always make you feel like a size 0. So, Emily… here is your catch phrase.. made pretty. Pin away.