LIFE BREATHERS: - Today I did something BRAVE.
I met up with some amazing strangers and we ran 5K in the streets of DC in our sports bras!!! I'm normally super modest, but something about this body positivity run was really important to me.
I'm strong, I'm fit, and I still feel inferior because my armpits squish fat, and my fat hangs over my shorts, and my fat thighs get red and splash splash splash as they rub together on the run... and honestly I usually spend part of every run peeing on myself... 🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️🏃🏻♀️ in addition to this, I'm trying to keep running, I'm using such POWERFUL self-talk to tell myself that I am doing awesome, I'm getting stronger, I'm doing better, I'm pushing myself. I'm using my POWERFUL body, full of energy because I am well nourished, and have such awesome nutrition, and stores of energy inside of me. I'm POWERFUL because I am doing something for ME, and for my daughter. My 6 year old came with me too - I wanted her to be a part of this.
This run was about saying NO to the barriers in my MIND and SOCIETY that tell me I'm too imperfect to be working out, or because I am squishy- I'm not strong enough, I don't have enough strength not to eat cake, or enjoy a meal without all of modern- history making me feel bad about my choices. 🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫🚫
They are real barriers and I say NO to them. I'm done letting those thoughts over power me. You know what? I have a very thin, strong friend who does ULTRA-TRI-ATHALONS, and you know what? She still pees on herself when she runs. The more we share this stuff, the more it becomes FUNNY instead of SHAMEFUL.
So today, I did a big thing. I did a BRAVE thing. I did a SCARY thing..
and it was AWESOME! #lifebreather #glow #grow #pushyourself #courageousnations #sportsbrasquad #sportsbrasquaddc #courage #brave #mindset #fatandfit #strongmom #momlife #triathleteinprogress #hiit #5k #bodypositive #nowrongwaytobeawoman #nowrongwaytohaveabody #nowrongway #monkeyseemonkeydo #likemotherlikedaughter #lovethejourney #embracethesquish #embracethejourney @attackedbyrats thank you!!!