August 31, 2015

Exercise. Am I doing it wrong?

I've been going to the gym a lot lately because of this.

But also because of vanity.

The other day, after working out, I noticed something strange.

How other people look when they exercise:

Makeup in place.

Hair all coiffed.

Cute outfit on.

And then, there's me:

Cheeks flushed, hair is a mess, sweat running all over the place, and clothes that definitely do not pass for cute.

Sometimes, I wear my holey shirt to the gym.

Not holy. But, holey.

I know we're not supposed to compare ourselves to others but I couldn't help it.

I looked at the other women in the gym and I was in awe of how they do it.

But then, I noticed:

Perhaps I'm comparing myself to the wrong demographic.

In all other areas of my life I have to compete with men.

Why stop now?

Although, the sweat monster in me will win on all fronts, always.

It's a special gift I inherited from my dad.

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