|The most terrifying way to start off a blog post, ever. I'm so sorry.|
I know some people involved in bodybuilding, so I know the basics. But as a woman, I’m just wondering how it affects your daily life. How did you get into bodybuilding? Was it a gradual process, or did you wake up one morning and decide to get ripped? Did your friends and family support you in this endeavour? Did they encourage you at first, and then stop once you started looking scary? Did you read that "fearfully and wonderfully made" verse in the Bible and think, I can do better?
Do you ever crave chocolate? Like especially during that time of the month. Does a piece of chocolate make it better? Do you get cramps, or do you just flex really hard and they go away? Is your uterus more in shape than the average uterus?
You know how when a blowfish gets startled or feels threatened, it blows up and just floats around? If you’re scared, do you immediately start flexing? What if someone accidentally bumps into you? Do you freeze and strike a pose? Is flexing a natural reflex?
Have you ever looked at a picture of yourself and thought you looked fat? (“Ew, that was when I was 6% body fat. So blubbery.”) Do you compare yourself to the women around you? Do anyone’s veins pop out better than yours?
|Do you realize your pretty little head doesn't match your body?|
What about clothes shopping? How does THAT work? Can you shop at a regular store, or is there a store for bulky women? Have you ever torn skinny jeans trying to get your calves into them? Would you even attempt to wear skinny jeans, or does the name alone imply that you’re not ripped? Does your spray tan rub off on the clothes? Has a store ever made you purchase an item because you left too much residue behind?
What about your family life? Have you ever bench pressed your husband? Probably not your kids because they’re not heavy enough yet. Did you celebrate “Baby’s First Lunge?” with your child? Is that the kind of thing that happens with the first but not the rest of your kids? When your family members cuddle with you, does it feel like cuddling with a bag of firmly packed brown sugar, or more like pre-cooked hams? Do you eat ham? Does your family help you grease up before competitions? If you go out in the sun after you’ve been greased up, do you start to smell like ham?
If someone could answer any of these questions, I’d be really appreciative.