Unbothered has been going for a week, and I'm really grateful for all of you who have shared my posts or written notes saying that you're enjoying them. I think I mentioned that I'm writing a book, so if you see these ideas again in a few years, remember that we kicked it together here first.
I got lots of responses to the pictures I posted yesterday from people declaring that I look fit and strong to others saying they wish they had my positive attitude and confidence. Girl, all this can be yours for the low low price of $00.00! If you want help, drop me a line. What seems like confidence comes from what Audre Lorde talks about here. I raise my voice on issues central to my existence (like fitness) knowing full and damn well that most people don't want to hear from a fat Black woman when it comes to fitness. That's cool because when I write or speak I'm talking to someone like me, a person who wants to hear and engage.
When I first started thinking about making movement a priority, I desperately wanted to talk to someone I could relate to. I don't just mean that I wanted to talk to a Black woman or a fat woman; I wanted to learn from someone who could be honest and vulnerable about their own struggles. I still like hearing stories from people who are working to reach their goals and being a mess while doing so, and now these are the things that I feel I have to say. In that spirit, here are a few things that I'm jacking up right now. Feel free to laugh and/or roll your eyes.
- I have a CrossFit competition tomorrow morning and I have yet to review the WODS (workout of the day). I think I remember looking at them a while ago, but ummm...
- I have a Punk Rope certification in NYC on Sunday. I haven't jumped rope in a while and should probably figure out where I'm parking my car.
- Next Saturday is my first sprint triathlon, and despite making this a goal every week, I still don't know how to change a flat tire. I haven't done any open water swim practice (I have to swim a third of a mile in a lake) and a couple of days ago I realized that I won't have my glasses on while I swim. HOW am I supposed to figure out where I'm going? I'll be going to the lake next week. Luckily I can kinda run (ok, not really), so the third part of the triathlon should be cute.
- Last night while driving home I said out loud, "Hold up. I think have a Spartan race at the end of this month."
I'm glad that I refuse to be silenced about my experiences with my activities. I don't have to be perfect, and neither do you. (ok, stop rolling your eyes now. I'm for real about to straighten up and fly right! tee hee)
Thought For Today: What do you have to say?