Filed under “things I wish I was doing right this second

Filed under “things I wish I was doing right this second”. #ignorethescaryforeheadvein #showdaychronicles #leanbean #burgers #throwbacktuesday

Photo taken at: Boogies Burgers

Many people don’t realize that how you look for a bodybuilding show is just for the day. And sometimes even just for an hour or two! I had a coworker tell me yesterday (she meant it as a compliment) that “you could never tell that you were doing all that stuff! Look at how small your arms are!” Well, first of all, that’s normal for many of us who compete in, especially when you don’t take steroids! I’m about 20 pounds up from stage weight now and still relatively lean. Also, telling me I look “small” or “tiny” isn’t really a compliment, and frankly it just feels sexist. I lift to take up MORE space, not less. Try “strong” instead

Many people don’t realize that how you look for a bodybuilding show is just for the day. And sometimes even just for an hour or two! I had a coworker tell me yesterday (she meant it as a compliment) that “you could never tell that you were doing all that stuff! Look at how small your arms are!” Well, first of all, that’s normal for many of us who compete in #bodybuilding, especially when you don’t take steroids! I’m about 20 pounds up from stage weight now and still relatively lean. Also, telling me I look “small” or “tiny” isn’t really a compliment, and frankly it just feels sexist. I lift to take up MORE space, not less. Try “strong” instead. #femalesarestrongashell #feminism #bemorenotless #femalelifter #gains #figurecompetitor #truthbomb

Photo taken at: World Health Edmonton

Thankful for this strong body & all it can do. Thankful to have stepped on stage for two shows. Thankful for this post-show period so I can grow and learn and refocus πŸ™πŸ»

Thankful for this strong body & all it can do. Thankful to have stepped on stage for two #bodybuilding shows. Thankful for this post-show period so I can grow and learn and refocus. #gains #health #carbs #flashbackfriday πŸ™πŸ»

I’m having the happiest week. There’s so much life and fun out there. This post-show reverse has been all about the 3 Bs and. 😁πŸ’ͺ🏻

I’m having the happiest week. There’s so much life and fun out there. This post-show reverse has been all about the 3 Bs: #barre, #brunch and #bodybuilding. 😁πŸ’ͺ🏻