Hey Ragers and Ragettes!!! It’s a cool Friday here in St Helens so I am wearing my bootcut jeans, Suzanne inspired cowboy boots, a berry coloured ¾ sleeve V-neck top and my red lippy. Fabulous!
I am so happy that the weekend is upon us and that it’s a Bank Holiday Weekend! I need the time off!! My brains are mushed as a lot of negative things have happened this week. I walked out of work on Wednesday night and Simon didn’t notice (thanks babe) and yesterday I wrote up my resignation and I was so close to handing it to Simon. Work has become complicated and frustrating. Then to top it off, yesterday, some arsehole decided to back into my cute little convertible denting the bonnet and putting a hole in my bumper. Nice. So this week can just suck a big dick for all I care.
So I want to focus on a positive.
I have been training with my fabulous Personal Trainer now and I have been enjoying every minute. And through her, I have made some new friends. They are all girls and they also train with my Personal Trainer. We are in a What’s App group cheering each other on, getting ideas for new recipes and exercises and such. It’s been a God-send as chainging your lifestyle is hard. There are still some fat girl habits in there and it’s all about controlling them.
This weekend we are all having our first “cheat meal” in 4 weeks as we have been doing a month long clean eating challenge. It has been hard. The hardest bit was the coffee withdrawal but I have now been coffee free, processed food free for 4 weeks. I am proud of myself. And the girlies and I have agreed that this is the way to eat now and that we are going to continue to eat clean but every 2 weeks we will have a “cheat meal”. My cheat meal? Burgers with bacon and cheese, curly fries, bacon fried mozzarella sticks and carrot cake or cheese cake....I can’t decide which one. I know I will probably want to chuck my guts up the next morning but it is important because I need to let me body feel that so that I won’t want to feel it again.
Anyway, we were having a group chat and one of the girls, Natasha* (name changed – also known as the pocket rocket as she is 4 foot 11 and strong as hell) said that she had a session with my Personal Trainer and they decided that all of us need to do a calendar to promote our healthy body shapes and our way of living.
Now I am not as fit and sculpted as the rest of the girls, but they want me to participate to prove that strong is sexy. All body shapes are welcome. Our group even have a name: The All Girl’s Lifting Team.
So we were discussing what sort of poses we could do. Gina (the group’s leader, she is ex military and has the most impressive abs I have ever seen) said that she wants to do pull ups, in full make up of course, while wearing a crop top and booty shorts. We all agreed that was the best for Gina as she is one tough cookie!!!
Natasha said, I would like to do a boxing pose. I chipped in and said, I have some fabulous retro Adidas boxing boots that are dying to come out plus some gloves!
Natasha replied, Betty, we can pose together with boxing gloves or you can do lunges or squats because you have great legs!! I see you wearing a white vest, booty shorts and your boxing boots.
I instantly felt....well, embarrassed but proud. Me? Have great legs? My years of heel wearing has given me calf muscles to die for. My Personal Trainer keeps telling me that my legs and bum are looking amazing. And they are. My bum is not a bum, but a proper booty!!
I instantly felt excited and happy. I have hair modelled now calendar model? And to be in a group with these girls? These girls are seriously physically fit and I look up to all of them.
Gina wants to get matching workout tops for all of us to wear. I usually don’t follow the crowd, but Gina, I will wear that top with pride because I am part of an elite group of girls that aren’t afraid to lift weights, scare off the sted heads in the gym that hog the weights and will happily out clean and press any man that challenges us. Yes, I am proud to be a member of the All Girls Lifting Team!
So until next time Ragers and Ragettes, keep your head and standards high and your heels even higher!!
Lots of love
The Fabulous Betty Rage xxxxxx