Though it’s not always appropriate (or discreet), swearing and hollering during the hardest part of your moves can help you bust out more reps when the going gets tough. Many studies have shown that swearing tends to boost our tolerance for pain/discomfort (but the catch? Only for those who don’t swear very often). For all non-pottymouths, this means when things get tough on the bod, a few f-bombs may help level you up (but pain should make you stop, because, duh).
No need to push yourself to “need to swear” levels every workout (or at all, of course. Different strokes for different folks). But give it a try next time you can. You might be f*cking surprised. :)
It takes energy to worry about what other people might think, how they might judge you, how to impress them, how to appear “worthy” in their eyes, etc, etc. If you find yourself constantly second guessing the very things that make you YOU, and worrying about how certain people might respond, do yourself a solid and unfriend (or redefine the relationship if needed). Some people just won’t be able to handle ALL of your awesome, and that’s okay. There are plenty of people who will (and if you happen to be TOO awesome, there are plenty of people who can handle it in chunks).
You deserve a stress free space, surrounded by people who are “pro YOU”, not “pro-an-edited-or-fake-version-of-YOU”. You may be surprised by who your real cheerleaders are, but they’re the ones who deserve more of your attention, love and who will replenish you in every way, instead of depleting or diminishing you. People who would belittle you for being you are revealing a lot about themselves. Namely that they aren’t the right people to be worried about or waste energy on. We never get that energy back. Black hole of uglies.
A little peace of mind might be a click (or a sassy walk) AWAY. Go get it. You’ll like it, a LOT.
If you think this isn’t the damn truth you should know that a few years back, my campus newspaper ran an article that said fat women should be grateful for rape because it’s the only way they’ll ever feel worthy of a man’s attention.
I don’t know why I initially loved this image so much, but I had thrown it into the mix for a potential new profile pic. Asked a friend for feedback & when she told me I shouldn’t post such an “ugly” pic online (and that she wouldn’t LET me), I loved it even more. ;)
I mean, c’mon. Eyes-halfclosed, mid jazz hands, weird pucker face… Screams awesome to me. :)
One of my many, many, many sexy faces. Deal with it, lol.