how i feel about acquiring a knee injury just after recovering from a hip injury.
my knee dislocated itself to the right about an inch on tuesday as i was doing a totally manageable hang clean.. BLERG i tell you, BLERG.
i know my joints are made of jello…but, please, keep things in place.
note: the gif is frozen…just imagine laura benanti sighing a very heavy sigh.
you guys…it has been quite the week for the media covering/shaming plus sized people.
i recently read an article by plus sized model, tess munster where she talks about learning to love her fat, naked body. now, clearly, i’m all about this. i’m all about loving your body regardless of the amount of curves and rolls.
however, i was struck that one of the top plus sized models was writing about coming to terms with her body. i mean, she makes a living off of her bodacious body.
the thing that saddens me most though, is that we have to write these things to begin with.
we have to publicly declare that we love ourselves because it is so shocking that we do…and after our declarations we are told that some how we’re promoting an unhealthy culture. i don’t know, maybe it’s just me, but i work out a lot…and i will probably never be skinny…which, you know what, i’m okay with. i think it’s far healthier that i take care of my body and love it for what it is then feel ashamed of myself. so, fuck you people like maria kang.
we are constantly shamed by groups like peta…who started a new campaign this week called plan v. telling fat women that they should become a vegan, lose weight, and be able to take plan b which was proven to be ineffective on women over 165 pounds…thanks, peta.
there are people like karen hitchcock, a doctor, who doesn’t seem to realize that anyone who is significantly obese usually has an issue in life that has led them there…lecturing them on their weight or food probably won’t help them…asking them what they need to let go of, might. also, you know what karen, i’ve lost 60 kg and i ate more..actually, A LOT MORE. so please, stop over simplifying something as you shame me. (truth be told that article made me so mad i just stopped reading it…so, maybe it ended positively but really, i am bored with being told i’m broken) also, even science has proven that this is not as easy or simple as fat bad, skinny good.
and you know what…just for good measure, i will jump on the eff your beauty standards campaign.
because this is what a fat, healthy, happy person looks like while wearing a fatkini. (thanks lisa beth anderson of spark and tumble…seriously, this woman is the best)
as a side note…
when i posted this first picture of me in a, ‘fatkini’ this summer someone referred to me as brave. i refer to people like malala yousafzai is brave. i am just a plus sized girl with a long torso who refuses to be body shamed.
as a side note to the side note…
please go read about the work of malala yousafzai.
now, there’s a lot one can say about churches in general (mormon or otherwise)
one can make arguments that churches perpetuate the culture of women submission and feed the ideal that because of my anatomy i am some how less than…
but, this, this naked little stand that these women are taking is awesome. they love their church and refused to be shamed by it. hashtag, badassery.
so, today is technically my two year anniversary with crossfit.
now, i say technically because although the first time i went to a crossfit gym was the wednesday before thanksgiving i didn’t really go, ‘all in’ until after new years 2012 and didn’t start the nutritional aspects until may of 2012…it’s a rolling anniversary.
here is a photo from my first day:
thus started my long love affair with the push press.
and as an early throwback thursday this is what i did the day afterward…to all of my YGP kids…i still have the mini macaroni jessies:
today i went to my crossfit wod and quietly rejoiced in my workout…now, i rejoiced for many reasons. it was my first rx since injuring my hip.
but, really i rejoiced that i was there, taking care of myself, and still happy to be there. for me, i feel it is far more awesome to measure success in the discipline than merely in the results. maybe it’s the musician in me…it’s all about the long haul and not the immediacy. although, immediacy can be nice sometimes.
6-12-6 of 55 lb thrusters and 24kg russian swings rest two minutes
8-8-8 of the same and then
felt good about it even with my wonky hip.
what a difference two years can make…but, you know what hasn’t changed in two years…my absurd love of open mouthed photography.
to health, wellness, and wholeness, y’all.
butternut squash, y’all.
when doing the 21dsd i try to have cooked bns on hand…you get a cup of it a day and it’s a good replacement for sweet potato in hashes.
i love a good hash.
a-they’re so easy
c-they’re a great use of vegetables you have lying around
from my other blog.