Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I hate musicals, but I had to do it.

So last night was my first night back training in two weeks. It could just be not being sick for the first time in a while, but I don't think so. I've noticed that I actually feel prettier when I'm training. That's despite the thicker neck, broader back and rougher hands. I looked at myself this morning and realized I had my BJJ glow back. Yays:)


Deborah Clem said...

I have a sordid past in Musical Theatre and I LOVE this show! Great post. And I completely agree with you about being prettier. I totally get it. BJJ brings out my womanly traits.

Jonna said...

I'm sure the smell of the gym and the mats are what brought your BJJ glow back! :)

Georgette said...

Hear hear! agreed :) I think there's something more beautiful about jiu jitsu women, maybe it's the low maintenance aspects of our personality, our willingness to get dirty and messy and be tomboys when the situation calls for it instead of squealing "Oh, I can't, I'll muss my hair! my nails!" And then when we do clean up, I know we clean up well and look more beautiful than ever because of our confidence and self-carriage.. :)

Ariel said...

I recall one night when my training partner and I ground out a musical version that started with "I feel smelly, oh so smelly..."

On a side note, I seem to recall some studies that showed that female bodybuilders had, on average, more positive body image than the average woman, despite having physiques that generally did not fit their cultures' stereotypes of feminine beauty.

I think the researchers conjectured that the bodybuilders redefined feminine beauty as something in line with having physical agency instead of just being pretty, passive flowers. So... yay for physical agency, man hands and all?