Life is Short; Wear the Crop Top

Life is Short; Wear the Crop Top

Crop tops are about Freedom with a capital F, which is what our country was founded on.  It is your American duty to wear the clothes that you want to wear.   No matter what size or weight or shape you are.  No matter what color your skin or where you grew up.  Wear that short shirt and be brave for the people who aren’t yet brave enough to bare. 

Self Conscious at Barry's Bootcamp

Self Conscious at Barry's Bootcamp

I feel like people must think I’m doing a lame workout, or that I could go harder or faster, or wondering why I always seem to be doing the same exercises over and over.  The other people in the gym may or may not actually think this about me, because most of those judgements are in my head.  But it does make me self-conscious at times.  I’m judging myself based on standards I either hold myself to, or standards I think others believe in. 

Why I Wish Wonder Woman Had Been Black

Why I Wish Wonder Woman Had Been Black

I had a lady date to see Wonder Woman last night, and I loved every minute of it.  But while watching the movie I kept thinking to myself, I wish Wonder Woman looked more like Serena Williams.  I felt like any person who was strong enough to ward off bullets with her forearms, jump to the top floor of buildings, and punch through walls, should at least have some muscle mass, and let’s be real,  Gal Gadot ain’t doing any powerlifting. 

Bikini Body by Burritos; My Dare to Bare Experience

Bikini Body by Burritos; My Dare to Bare Experience

I can’t think of a single vacation, trip, performance, or event since I was 15 that I hadn’t felt the pressure to lose weight beforehand.  There have been so many instances where I told myself I needed to get “Bikini Ready” so that I could fully enjoy the experience I was planning on having.  The focus is often on how we think we should look to impress other people. Finally, I was participating in an event that not only didn’t ask me to look perfect, but actually encouraged me to be comfortable baring it all with the body I have.