We were all born with certain genes, traits, that at some point in our life get made fun of. For me growing up, it was that I was “muscular”. Seriously. As a girl in elementary school, middle school, high school, I was a total “tom boy”. I was in all sports, gymnastics, dance, soccer, tennis, diving, swimming, basketball, field hockey, you name it, I probably tried it. I was naturally strong from the get go.
I was often made fun of growing up for my “muscles”. Seriously. I could do 40 pull ups, and I could pretty much beat all the guys when I was in 4th grade. I was strong. I liked that about myself, until people started making fun of me, boys especially, cute ones, that I had crushes on. I started to see it as a negative, something I shouldn’t be proud of. I needed to be more feminine, less athletic, etc. It is only through growing up, and learning about ourselves, and the way the world works, that we can truly learn how to embrace who we are, and what our strengths are. Be proud of what your strengths are. If you are strong, smart, witty, extremely organized, easy going, the list goes on, we all have strengths, know what those are, and hold your own. They are things to be proud of, things that separate us from each other, and help us build the life that we want to live. I realized loooong ago, back during my freshman year of college, that being athletic was “HOT”, it was a good thing, and there were guys that liked that. It made me quickly forget about those guys who made fun of me back in grade school. haha.
Now “Strong is the NEW Sexy” and I dig that! Get it girls!
Today’s Childhood pic:
Today’s exercise was 30 handstands!