Take a look on the right hand side of my blog. Do you see that pretty new image? Keep looking, scroll down a little. See it now? Just in case you didn’t see it. Here is what I am talking about.
That’s right, I am a Sweat Pink Ambassador!! WooHoo! I am so excited! For months now I have been seeing people tweet with the #SweatPink hashtag and I wasn’t sure what it was all about but I knew that I wanted to learn more.
What I discovered is that the Sweat Pink movement was created by a fitness community called Fit Approach. Fit Approach was founded by two cousins, Jamie & Alyse who turned their love of fitness and business into a great community of like minded people! Click here to read more about how Fit Approach got started.
Why did I decide to apply to become a Sweat Pink ambassador? Once I read Jamie’s story about an encounter she had with a runner who doubted her ability as a runner purely because of her pink shoes and girly girl image, I knew instantly that I belonged in this group! Here is part of her story and you can also click here to read her full story.
“During the race, I couldn’t stop thinking about why that man bothered me so much. It definitely wasn’t the first time someone had criticized or underestimated me because of the way I look, and it definitely wouldn’t be the last. And the more I thought about it, the more I realized that it was bigger than me. Tough can, does, and should come in every color. Kicking ass is kicking ass– whether you do it wearing mascara, wearing pink shoes, or even pigtails. And with each pink step I took, the more powerful I felt.
Sure, I’m a girly girl. I take forever to get ready in the morning. I don’t like to leave the house without mascara. I love pink things. I own a closet full of clothes but never have anything to wear. I listen to Britney Spears. I am deathly afraid of creepy crawly creatures.
But I’m also a badass. I love to run and can run far. I love the outdoors. I like a little mud on my running shoes. I can go without showering for a week and be totally okay with it. I drive a pickup truck. I do pull-ups and push-ups on a regular basis.
I sweat pink and I sweat it proud.”
If you have been following my blog for a while you know that Jamie’s words pretty much sum me up. Running, working out and mud / obstacles runs satisfy the side of me that likes to feel like a bad ass. But there is another side of me who enjoys being girly. I love wearing a cute skirt with a killer pair of heels and don’t even get me started on my love of purses and other accessories! And like Jamie, I don’t feel like I need to choose between those two different sides. I can be both at the same time and one doesn’t discount the other. I embrace what makes me who I am and I am damn proud of it! You should be too!
Do you embrace what makes you who you are? Comment below and tell me about the different sides of you, I can’t wait to hear what makes you, YOU!