A Black Woman’s Journey, How A Fit Looks: Attempting to fit into someone else’s beauty standards for too long was a waste of time. Now I’m going to make one of my own.
A Black Woman’s Journey, How A Fit Looks
Letting Go Of Standards That Are Too High | A Black Woman’s Journey
The stress I was under as a dancer was amplified by rejection. After submitting audition tapes to a number of prestigious university dance programmes. A powerful combination of rejection and unrealistic expectations is a potent one.
Taking Control Of My Own Health Journey | A Black Woman’s Journey
My relationship with my health, fitness. Also overall well-being is tangled and complicated.
I’m currently in a period of inactivity. Since October, when I learned I was pregnant with my second child, I haven’t practised yoga.
In my mind, I know I should pull out my mat and go through a flow, but I don’t.
I’ve had gym memberships before and made good use of them. For the past year, I’ve gone three times a week, working out for about an hour each time. Alternating between cardio and strength training sessions.
At least twice a week, I’d go to one of the many yoga studios I’ve had memberships to. The other day when I was in the mood to work out.
I listened to the free Baptiste yoga podcasts while my electric heater ran in my room. Or I went outside into the sweltering Florida summer heat.
Even so, the mirror still serves as a source of inspiration for me. I look in it and hope to see something I like about my physical appearance. However, my goal isn’t to lose weight. I’d rather not be.
Creating Our Own Set Of Standards
Liquid and white are two adjectives that don’t describe me or many other Black women in the fitness, wellness, and beauty industries.
It’s important to remember that, even though we’re not the norm or the intended audience for the fitness, wellness, and beauty industries. We are still beautiful and deserving of places where we can work out, unwind and raise our vibration a little bit.