Raise your hand if you’re over being sold that you need to look like a blow up doll who breathily pulses your way to toned fitness perfection?
Talk about unrealistic and unfulfilling. It’s so bad, it’s not even a fantasy. It’s more like a poorly written softcore 1960’s housewives nightmare.
Beyond that, if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably spent your whole life receiving unsolicited feedback about how you’re just too much.
Speak directly? Oh honey, why are you so bitchy and intimidating?
Prefer sit back and quietly observe in social settings? Why are you so standoffish and unfriendly?
Don’t want micromanage your facial expressions? Didn’t you know you’d be so much prettier if you smiled?
Add to that the unspoken pressure that you’re supposed to be thin, but curvy, made-up, but natural, and toned, but not too muscular and it’s no wonder that so many of us feel terrible about ourselves no matter how hard we try (AND it’s 100x worse if you’re outside of the incredibly narrow and asinine ideal of what is acceptable or not a cisgender white woman).
Fuck that noise.
I’ve spent years witnessing the most incredible, kind, and talented women judge themselves for daring to have an opinion, while wasting their precious hating how they look, all because of this bullshit culture. It makes me furious and breaks my heart, but I’m guilty of it too. 10 years of therapy later and I still fall into this destructive line of thinking.
So, I’m popping into your inbox to deliver a PSA.
In case no one told you, bitch, you are the total package.
Yeah, parts of your life may be messy. You may not have a beautifully curated morning routine that you can share on Instagram. You may cry in your car. You may still be wearing yesterday’s eyeliner with 3 day old hair, and yoga pants that you picked up off the floor. You may not be as strong/toned/flexible as you’d like.
Guess what? NONE OF THAT MATTERS, because I know that for every one of those things that you may not have, there’s a million more things that make you awesome. Do you care for the people in your life? Are you fiercely loyal or devoted? Do you have a talent for singing/writing/finding the humor in dark spaces/making people feel comfortable in social settings?
You know the answer is yes.
And if reading that makes you squirm in your seat and you’re not ready to fully embrace your raw messy power, that’s okay too. I seldom am. Hell, it’s why I surround myself by a possy of female badasses who remind me of this when I’m circling the drain in self-doubt.
Having the right people in my corner are the only reason I’ve made it this far in my professional life and my personal fitness journey. For realz, community matters.
So if you need a dose of fuck yeah meets fitness in your life, I’d love for you to join the Total Package membership site.
P.P.S. And if you need a loving kick in the booty to get back on the fitness train, we’ll be kicking off a resistance bands workout challenge for the month of April. It’s all levels, low stress, and will be heavy on the fun. Think 20-30 minute workouts that you can do a couple times a week. Just hit play on the video. Get in and get out. 😉
There’s also a 14 day free trial if you’re interested, but want to make sure it’s right for you before commiting.