Thursday, December 13, 2012

I Keep It Real

I received an email from a reader and a few lines in the email really stood out to me. She wrote,

"I have to tell you that I really enjoy your blog and
 I enjoy it for several reasons. You are real. 
You don't sugar coat, you don't pretend.
 I especially love the pictures of your workouts that you share. 
You aren't made up or glamorous. 
You're just you."

When I started writing this blog two years ago, I knew that this would be a place where I shared what was going on in my life whether it was good, bad, ugly, or fugly. In my "real life", I try to be as honest and bullshit-free as possible and I wanted my blog to be an extension of that. 

I have talked about the positives of prep and also the negatives. I've shared with you my insecurities, my frustrations with competing, my accomplishments, my dreams & goals. I have shared these things because I want you to know me, my journey, my path in its truest form. Yes, I may not write about everything (positive and/or negative) that's going on in my life but y'all get a pretty good amount of it :)

As for the line about the pictures from my workouts, I am not about being cute when I go to the gym - bottom line. I will make sure that my clothes match and that my elbows & knees are not ashy but that's really as good as it gets. However, there are exceptions to this! If you were to run into me at the gym during my lunch hour, I would probably have eyeshadow & mascara on B-U-T that's because I put it on for work, NOT the gym :)

The gym, for me, is serious business. I am there to work and I don't need to look cute to do that. I'm a sweaty, grunting, frowning beast when I'm in the gym...#sorryimnotsorry. Now, let me make it clear that I am not knocking folks that put themselves together before they go to the gym. If that's your thing, that's awesome. I'm just saying, it's not mine.

With that said, I promise to continue keeping it real - ugly gym pictures, rants about how prep sucks, and random pictures of food and all! :)

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  1. Haha this picture made me smile.

    And I agree with the reader! You're pretty damn awesome!

    Would you believe me if I told you I'm ugly at the gym?

  2. YES!!! I'm all for going to the gym not cute. Of course, I like cute workout clothes but I don't pile on the makeup or do my hair. One of my biggest pet peeves is people who exercise with their hair down. If you are sweating and working hard, why would you want your hair sticking to you? Yuck! Thanks for being you!

  3. You are you...and that you is awesome!

  4. Yes mam, that was one "fugly" pic of you and made me smile at the look one your face. Keep on keeping on! You definately are one that has to "try" to be ugly. :)