Friday, May 30, 2014
Musings of a Muse - Part 5
Summer is right around the corner, which means warm weather, pool parties and beach bodies. I've always been slim--not skinny or thin--just slim. When I was a kid, a doctor requested that my mom start feeding me Ensure so I could pack on some pounds. I've always been pretty comfortable with my weight. And according to health charts, I should be between 104 and 131 lbs, which I am. And my BMI should be between 18.5 and 24.9, which it is.
But recently, I've been letting my love of all-things-carbs take over. So at the beginning of May, I decided to change some things.
I've been going to the gym at least four days a week. I've been reducing carb intake when possible. I've been adding more protein (in the form of veggie shakes) to my routine. Making these healthier choices should come with a big payoff. And my main goal is to be healthier. But I'm not doing it because I think I'm fat (because I don't). And I'm not doing it because I want a bikini body (I prefer one pieces).
I'm doing it because of my rib cage. More specifically, a rib cage tattoo.
tattoos. I have two and have been waiting to get a third for a while now. I watch tattoo shows like nobody's business. After thinking long and hard, I've decided that my third tattoo will be on my rib cage. And in order to put one there and have it look boss, I will have to get in better shape. I'm not concerned about my body image, because trust me, I have no issues in that department. I'm more concerned with all the pain that comes with a rib cage tattoo. But I know it'll be worth it and serve as a good reminder to stay fit! Going for the goal by the end of August.