Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    POISONGIRL999   139,109
100,000-149,999 SparkPoints

Who runs the world? GIRLS!

Thursday, February 07, 2013

I don't know about the rest of you, but it seems as though women all around the world woke up these past few years and decided, ya know what? I'm working out today, damn the man! Out of all the people I speak with about fitness ( notice I said fitness not weight loss ) none of them are men. And the one person that comes to me for weight loss tips, is male. Not that I don't fist pump every person equally. But it's like women just decided that all this weight loss mumbo jumbo, fad diets, and restriction no longer fit their needs. That instead of just looking good like those Old Navy manikins, we wanted to feel good under the clothes. We want that six packs and toned arms. So instead of a going straight to a cardio machine, we looked at kettlebells. Instead of signing up for an aerobic class we checked out the local CrossFit gym. We no longer deprive ourselves of carbs, cookies, cake, or chips. We learn to eat clean 80% of the time, and that cheat days are important. When I look on Pinterest for workout ideas, almost all are geared towards woman. All the motivational pics have a strong, fit (not skinny) woman in them. I don't mean to say that men have disappeared from the fitness world. There is still a random Arnold S looking motivational pic here and there. But it's as if the world shifted. When out on my runs on a local popular trail, I pass mostly woman. It's amazing. It's like we should high five each other as we pass. As if to say, we did it, we broke out of the norm, we broke the mold. We are fierce! We jog for hours! We lift some serious weights! We eat clean, while still enjoying out favorite foods! We are woman, hear us roar! Ok maybe a little extreme. But I really do think we all deserve a pat on the back for going out there and trying something that use to be a mans world. The gym was for guys, and weights, pft, no that doesn't look feminine. We sweat and are proud! We walk around with sore muscle and savor every last ache. We post here about eating a whole bag of chips and go right back to the grindstone the very next day. Failure isn't an option for most of us. We fall down and pick ourselves right back up. We make goals and keep them. So here's to every woman out there that is doing it for them. For their mind, body and soul. Whether you put some serious miles on your running shoes or are doing the C25K. Whether you can lift half a nation on your shoulders or just started a toning program. You are badass! Never forget that.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TARANITUP 2/8/2013 12:52PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
READYRACHEL 2/8/2013 12:38PM

    Great post. I couldn't agree more!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LYNSEY723 2/8/2013 11:19AM

    I needed this blog right now! Thsis is wonderful - thank you!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
-POLEDANCEGIRL- 2/8/2013 10:00AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
AKA639 2/8/2013 9:36AM

    Love it. Totally my mantra these days. Even crosses into my job.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LIBBYL1 2/8/2013 12:50AM

  and I love the thought of being fit and healthy - like some of those Olympic women....beautiful.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBBYFROMMT 2/7/2013 11:51PM

    LOVE it!!!! We are BADASS!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
OKBACK2ME 2/7/2013 11:00PM

    Love it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MERRYMARY42 2/7/2013 7:55PM

    good blog, I am too over the hill to get past my silver sneaker classes, but I do use the machines at the gym, and enjoy them

Report Inappropriate Comment
ROCKMAN6797 2/7/2013 7:51PM

    Women with muscles are AWESOME!


Report Inappropriate Comment
1FEISTYMAMA 2/7/2013 6:43PM

    GREAT post!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MAGGIEVAN 2/7/2013 6:36PM

    I simply loved your blog and agree with your comments. Woman rock!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

Other Entries by POISONGIRL999