Before I jump into this post, I need to do a bit of blog housekeeping:
1.) If you’ve sent me an email over the past few weeks, I WILL respond, I promise… I’m not ignorning you, things have just been very hectic for me.
2.) The winner of the Sweet Valley Confidential/Skinny Tees/Happy Feet Giveaway never emailed me to claim her prize, so I’m offering the pack to “REGRACHE” If you want the prize pack, email me ASAP (I also want to know what the name of your dog is haha)
3.) I’m doing a giveaway on Twitter this week. Its a $50 giftcard to Figuresque. To enter, just tweet “Want to win a $50 gift card? Follow@thebiggirlblog, @Figuresque on Twitter and RT this to win! #plussize #fashion“
That’s it for now… here’s todays post!
I was doing a bit of spring/summer cleaning and organizing over the weekend. As I began to put things in their proper place, I started to look at my “gym corner”; my gym corner is a little nook in my apartment where I keep all of my work out gear for the week. In my gym corner are:
- A yoga mat
- A softball glove
- Boxing Gloves (pink, of course)
- Swimming Goggles
- and of course Sneakers
I had to laugh at myself because in a given week I use all of that equipment but if I showed my gym corner to a stranger they’d never guess it belonged to me.
A lot of times on dating sites, guys say they like “athletic” girls or a girl who “takes care of herself”. Of course, I always know that this is a polite way of saying “skinny, small, slender… not fat” and that’s okay, we all have our preferences.
But looking at my workout schedule and how active I am, I’m starting to wonder if I’m athletic. This week for example: I swam laps over on Sunday, took a full contact boxing class on Monday, played in a softball game on Tuesday and I’m taking a dance class later today. That’s a pretty average week for me.
These are things that I enjoy and I’m pretty good at all of those sports (except softball, I struck out this week :-() Being active makes me feel good and has helped me lose 22 pounds. Its starting to become part of my lifestyle, so I’m wondering what you guys think.
Can big girls be athletic?