I remember as an awkward thirteen year old, Terminator 2, and I remember ogling Linda Hamilton’s rock hard arms. I wanted those arms, they were an inspiration, and I ran for the whole summer trying to get into her physical shape. Unfortunately, to no avail I’ve never had her good genetics but as a role model for health and fitness she was the it-girl for me.
As years passed, life changed, work, kids, my level for any form of fitness dwindled. But this spring someone referred to me as chunky and brought out my competitive fighting spirit! I was going to show that Skinny B!*H what I was all about…
So, at the beginning of June I channelled my inner rocky and joined boot camp. I figured it would be one of those workouts were I would fizzle,burn, and give up. I lack coordination and haven’t seriously worked out in years. But the comment triggered something in my brain where I would win the battle of the chunk.
It was in this class I met a series of kick ass alpha females who challenge their physical limits for faster times, and attempt to do that one extra push-up. It was inspiring! And once I got past the pain and realized that there was gain. I soldiered on! Since, beginning this class I have lost two pant sizes, and ran my first 5km. It has been great. I’m no longer thinking about my muffin tops, the scale, but more focused on improving my running times.
I may not have the Linda Hamilton arms but they have once again become my inspiration for staying fit. So, hats off to you Linda for making Terminator 2 in the nineties and showing that women don’t have to be lanky wall flowers. And as for you Skinny B!*H you can take your chunk of a mouth and shove it!
Oops! Did I just say that?
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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga