Lately I’ve had some of the strangest comments made to me. Now sure, I’ve heard of shit like this happening to other women before, but I guess I was never fit enough that I fell into the category… until now.
Obviously, I’ve lost some weight. I’m at 36 pounds and counting, and my body looks different. Like really crazy there’s an entire oompah lumpa gone different. I’m not “skinny” kids, not by any stretch of the imagination, but I’m getting smaller. And it’s pretty common knowledge that I’m not done yet.
I have no idea what my “goal weight” is, but I am aiming for a goal aesthetic. More than that, I have some performance goals I’m working towards. And imagine that, getting faster and stronger also equates to getting physically leaner, and in my case, smaller.
So I’m trucking along.
But lately people, especially men, have found it not only appropriate but necessary to say things like:
Don’t put on too much more muscle, you’re going to start looking manly.
Or perhaps even more ridiculous and offensive:
Well whatever you do don’t lose so much weight that you lose your boobs (or sometimes your ass).
Husband, thank God, hasn’t said anything so idiotic. I think he knows that I would smother him in his sleep.
But somehow, that makes it even WORSE. These are random dude friends who somehow think that they have a right to not only make these types of comments on my body, but that I actually give a shit about what they think or how they feel about the way I look.
Sure, there’s a part of me that wants to be attractive to others. But kittens, I’m not doing this for anyone else but me. If I were, there would be no way I would be this successful.