I never said SKINNY!
(sub headline: Wedding Day Fitness Part 2)
I don’t recall ever using the term, skinny, to describe how I’d like to see myself, yet somehow since my last post about getting ready for the big day, it’s come across that I’d like to, in fact, be skinny.
Could. Not. Be. Further. From. The. Truth.
Yes, I want to drop a few pounds but I don’t want to give up any of my strength. I also have no desire to appear frail. It’s a little like whisper down the lane. The statement started off reading like this:
“This wasn’t going to be a simple task, my quest for the fittest I’ve ever been! That’s a bold statement for someone who is pretty fit already. You see I’m not looking at losing a few pounds, I’m interested in testing myself to see if I can transform myself into a physique I’ve never had before.”
I read fitness and transformation. At no point in this entire blog post do I talk about skinny.
Let me set the tone. I actually came to the realization the other day while emailing back and forth with my coach. I was a little bummed because I had been working my ass off, eating well and getting in all of my strength workouts in addition to my conditioning workouts. I admit, I got caught up in the number on the scale, it wasn’t budging. I neglected to look at my before photos and compare them to my now photos. “Who cares if the scale stays at 185 as long as you look the way you want to look?”
Looking at the difference in my photos and hearing that last statement turned the light bulb back on. I’m not attached to the number on the scale. I don’t want to be skinny. Even I had to be reminded of it.
I suppose in today’s world most women would take the term skinny as a serious compliment but since I have a strong desire to maintain all of my strength if not get stronger, skinny doesn’t sit well for me. Skinny as a descriptive isn’t what I’m going for. Lean. Fit. Strong. I’ll take those instead.