I don’t have to really add much to this lovely quotation, as it really speaks for itself.
I come from a place where “looking good” is as important to a workout… If that’s your thing, by all means, go for it…but I don’t play that way, so PLEASE don’t expect me to.
I went to the gym one day with my hair down…
- “You have BANGS?!” (Yes, since I was about three.)
- “I didn’t even RECOGNIZE YOU!” (I have the same face. Seriously?!?)
- “You look SO much better with your hair down! You should wear it like that all the time!” …
I go to the gym to WORK. To sweat, and keep my mind, body, and spirit healthy and strong… It’s my therapy on EVERY level.
I don’t go to the gym to socialize or flirt. When I was single, I didn’t go to socialize or flirt! I went to challenge myself and work as hard as I was able that day.
My best friends are the huge guys. The guys who care more about the iron than they do about a cute girl prancing by with perfect hair, makeup that’s actually ON…and pretty workout clothes. They MIGHT notice you if you are working your a$$ off though, and tell you how awesome it is.
So don’t ask me why I don’t wear my hair down, or why being cute isn’t my priority…
Or ask, if you will – I’ll smile through the sweat that’s dripping off my brow, and head off to my next exercise, muscles in tow.
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