I know it is hard to believe someone who works out as much as I do has image problems. But, I do. Ask my boyfriend. How many times have I stood in front of a mirror sucking in my stomach and trying to make myself beleive him when he says "you are not fat, Molly" for the 1043698590457 time.
See, being 5'1", I have no torso. Well, I have a torso, but I can't wear shirts tucked into skirts because I feel like I have 0 shape, thus causing the skirt to make me look wider than a Mac truck. (Total music reference...anyone else remember a certain conductor demanding silence so big, a Mac truck could be driven through it?)
Today, I took a new class with Emily called Sport Conditioning. It was a lot of fun and really different from other cardio classes. It was a mix of Zumba moves, drills, running, push ups, crunches, you name it, we did it! We were in the large group studio, so I was positioned in front of a mirror. Maybe it was my all black ensemble, but for the first time, probably EVER, I looked in the mirror and saw a strong but still short girl. I was really happy with how I looked and I noticed my arms FINALLY getting toned.
I know some of you out there are rolling your eyes at this, thinking I am crazy. But, think about it, pressures to be skinny are EVERY where, and even though I work out ALL THE TIME, I still don't look like a Victorias Secret model!
I started a new "diet". It includes drinking 6 oz or chocolate milk after every workout over 1 hour long. Chocolate milk helps you lose weight. Shocking, right? I read about it in Runners World.