I’m strong…

28 Aug
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I’m strong

I have muscles

And I’m a female

If you have a problem with that, you can f’ off.

I’m tired of people telling me that this is crazy.

I’m tired of the boys who can’t handle that I can do what they do, and do it better.

I’m tired of being told to “maybe back off from the weights, so I won’t be so musclely”

I’m tired of guys trying to arm-wrestle me in bars.

I’m tired of a mass society that sends the messages that “pretty girls don’t have muscles” that strength is a masculine trait, reserved for the guys only… Why would you want to keep us weak?

I’m tired of having to explain why I lift such heavy weights and why I don’t try something like Zumba… I doubt any guy out there has ever been asked this question.

I’m tired of it being inferred that I’m any less then of a girl because I like to spend my free time doing back squats and flipping tires, in fact I probably have make-up and jewelry on as I do it. Not to prove a point, but in addition to back squats and tire flipping, I also happen to also really like make-up and jewelry.

I’m tired of having ladies shy away from lifting real weights at the prospect of becoming muscular, yet “skinny-fat” is still completely socially acceptable.

I’m tired, but refuse to change.

I am at my best when I am strong.

Whether you like it or not.

I’m strong

I have muscles

And I’m a female.

 
 
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    When Mahina is not all up in the gym working on her fitness, the fitness of others, or shoving fitness down the throats of her middle school students, she, armed with nothing but her inov8's and self-proclaimed sparkling personality, can be found on the treacherous path to awesomeness.
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