Queen of the mirror selfies 👑 — plus it’s been a hot minute since I’ve rode a class in my sports bra!
Yesterday, I decided to honour my body and spin the way I enjoy doing so — sans top. I remember when I started spinning and I’d see all the girls confident enough to ride in just their sports bra and I SO wanted to be part of that tribe. I sweat like a banshee, so any extra clothing means extra warmth and extra sweat 😂💦 When I finally worked up the courage to do so, I felt SO FREE. For the first time, I wasn’t letting other people’s potential reactions of my body dictate my actions, and I was embracing my body as it was. It was actually really liberating, and during the process of loving myself a little more I also inspired a tribe of women at YEG (and worldwide) to do the same. Hearing others tell me they embraced the sports bra/crop top look because of me was just so so cool.
Over the past few months, I’ve been anything but body confident in myself. I’ve been struggling with weight gain and stress, and my sports bras don’t quite fit the same as they once did. I’ve been covering myself up (partly because I’m up there teaching too — and that’s a different level of confidence I still need to work on to rock just a sports bra on the podium!).
Yesterday, I was self conscious. My body felt different and looked different in the mirror. But I honoured that moment and those feelings.
My body is so damn capable of crushing multiple spin classes a week — and fluff or no fluff, it doesn’t define me. Here’s to more sports bra only workouts in the near future, and constantly working on loving my body for all it is capable of, and not how it physically looks from one day to the next 🖤