Let (Summer) Go

November 8, 2019

 

Hi friends! It’s almost deep winter but I still know what I did last summer! That’s the last time I wrote and I just can’t let go — maybe I just need to live in a warmer climate? But I digress…

 

I had a wild season! Work drama, heartbreak, more work drama, mending the heartbreak, avoiding the gym, eating whatever the hell I wanted, and going to the beach. Pretty typical summertime fare, but this season was different. This season, I stuck to my beach-every-weekend promise to myself (save for one or two). This season I also went all in on something I had only reserved for kamikaze-shot-fueled weekend trips to Miami in my 20s: I wore a bikini. To the beach. More than once. In a color other than black. (Duh. Of course, I wore a black one too but I contain multitudes, people!) I laid out. I made the long walk from the sand to the water and I swam and floated and splashed and not a single thing happened other than my stomach FINALLY being the same color as my legs.

 

As a fat kid who grew up wearing shapeless sacks chosen by my mother because they were “flattering” and “didn’t stick to” my rolls, this was a monumental summer move. I finally figured out that I didn’t have to hide to enjoy myself. I didn’t have to make myself small for someone else’s comfort. I just allowed myself to exist and it was great. I noticed, for the first time, that other bodies on the beach were doing the same thing I was — playing, breathing, tanning and just enjoying the season. I am still carrying a bit of that comfort and warmth into the chill of winter and the rest of the seasons to come.

 

Follow Fitness for Feminists on Facebook and Instagram @fitforfeminists. Questions? Email us at fitnessforfeminists@gmail.com.

 

Interested in learning more about Suhayl? Follow her on Instagram @wholehedonist. Want to email her? You can reach her at wholehedonist@gmail.com.

 

Interesting in fitness or nutrition coaching with Coach Shannon? Check out our services [or email fitnessforfeminists@gmail.com.

 

Please reload

Recent Posts

I’m Not Perfect. You’re Not Perfect. Let’s Work Out!

February 13, 2020

Find Your Inner Couch

January 15, 2020

Tofurkey Day Tote Bag Workout

November 27, 2019

1/1
Please reload

 

©2017 by Fitness for Feminists. Proudly created with Wix.com