#Notes #MyJourney (should you care 😈)
I remember reading a quote when I was younger : "It would be a shame for a woman to grow old and never see the strength and beauty of which her body is capable" •
I wrote this in my diary and it was often my reference point for my training. I wanted to push my body to it's limits because I knew the capabilities were endless if I simply made the choice to get comfortable with uncomfortable. Basically, I wanted to see how physically strong my body could become because I know that the potential is endless if you want it. I would smash my body and literally hunt for the burn in my muscles! I'd look forward to it. (@komihanamitchell throwback to max legs and hammy curls then straight into jumping squats, or super set arms eeeverything #ded #ooouch 😂 we didn't care how much sleep we'd had or how much was on our to do list - skipping the gym was never an option. Thank you for being my PIC 👫) •
The thing is, overtime this quote has changed it's meaning to me many times. I read it now and it is nowhere near as superficial as I once defined it when I was a teen. I replaced "woman" with "someone, anyone, man, woman or whatever you choose you identify". I do not limit "Strength" to the physical, and believe more so in mental and emotional resilience more than anything. The reference to "body" is now read as "body and mind". And "beauty", well to me that had always been self-defined and fuck all the influences that are trying to force their ideals on you! That's one word I have a love-hate relationship with but that's another #Notes novel (should you care).
So, now that I am 26 (when the fuck did that happen!?) I now read it as: "It would be a shame for ANYONE to grow old and not see the strength and beauty of which their body AND MIND is capable." And this isn't just in the gym!! This applies to the resistance you may face in every day life, not just the resistance you feel from lactic build up! 😘 as corny and cheesy as it sounds, just do you boo!!! 👊😂 define your own beauty, understand strength is internal, and the capabilities are endless IF, and only if, you are willing to hunt for it. • #Mood
#64Army #AimHigh #WorkHard