Today, I was making a typical joke about how klutzy I am, and my co-worker said, "No way, you can't be klutzy! You're an athlete!"
He seemed taken aback as I snorted in laughter. "You are an athlete, right?"
"I've never been called an athlete in my life! I've been klutzy for as long as I can remember!"
"Well that's strange, you look like an athlete." I thanked him for the compliment and started craving chocolate right away. 😉
You guys, after literal blood, sweat and tears into my fitness and health journey, people are starting to notice! I'm reminded of how people have been saying, "Oh, we need Bee, she's got the muscle." "Oh, the strong one has arrived." "You very clearly take care of yourself, Bee." "Bee, you look in shape! Have you lost weight?"
Truly I didn't really register these comments as anything other than flattery, but today it hit me. I AM strong🏋🏼♀️. I AM in shape. I DO take care of myself. I haven't lost weight, but I HAVE gained MUSCLE 💪🏼. I don't consider myself an athlete, but I'm getting there! I might not look exactly the way I want--seeing all these wonderful fitness models and knowing how to be a perfectionist(but being lazy) makes a very hard standard to live up to--BUT, I'm getting there! People are noticing, I am stronger. I feel good. I will always be my worst critic, but I can't discount the progress I've made so far.
Thanks to @mysweatlife for reminding me to #screwthescale and to @sownwithstrength to treasure the gift of my body God has given me, to @workoutrogue for always being my coach and encouragement, to @frankiedoesbbg and @robyn_fit for being such inspiration and cheerleaders! I'm not finished yet, but I'm still going to celebrate with a dark chocolate peanut butter cup. 🍫😋 #fitness #workout #sweat #nike #iamanathlete #icandothis #strongnotskinny #muscle #strongereveryday #💪🏼 #health #imfeelinggood #klutz #provethemwrong #polar #nike #justdoit