There are photographs out there floating around the interwebs that are referred to as “fitspiration” or “fitspo”. They are pictures of fit, well toned women in athletic apparel seemingly in the throws of a hardcore workout. Their purpose is to inspire the viewer to work like the woman in the picture is “working” so that you can look like she does.
K, but here’s the thing.
THAT IS NOT WHAT WORKING OUT LOOKS LIKE.
It does not look like this:
(Seriously? Pushups with your hair down? Who do you think you’re fooling?)
Working out looks like a bright red splotchy face.
Working out looks like sweat circles on your armpits and yea, probably on your bra.
Working out looks like blowing snot rockets into the bushes because it’s been an hour and a half since you could blow your nose.
Working out looks like rocking unshaved legs with those running shorts because Mama don’t have time to shave AND run.
Working out looks like forgetting that you were wearing non waterproof mascara until you get home and look in the mirror.
Working out looks like taking a walking break with your arms above your head because you have a side ache.
Working out looks like having a spray trail up your back because it just rained and the path was wet.
Working out looks like this:
Sure, it’s a horrible picture of me and not worthy of tagging as “fitspiration”, but that’s ok, know why?
Because working out looks like not caring what working out looks like.