Stop judging sweaty bitches at the gym.

Stop judging sweaty bitches at the gym.

Today dear friends, I was minding my own business at the gym doing a VERY unattractive workout which resulted in sweat drips flying off at all angles as I paddled like a frantic dog on the cross-trainer, thighs burning on level 8 in a beetrooty delirium - when an absolute twerp teenager gave me the stink eye and said to her friend:

"Eugh, she's so sweaty."

Bitch please...

This blog post is essentially a rant about this stupid twerp (and womankind's fear of sweating at the gym.)

Why is it that as women, we are so fearful of sweat?

And especially at the gym!?

It's crazy.

It is my divine right to enter the palace where calories go to DIE and sweat my little butt off. And I will not be made to feel ashamed for my killer workout thank you very much... and nor should you.

Hell, I know I look unattractive AF. Like, really. You could probably cook a steak on my sizzling hot cheeks, and my hair is literally wet by the time I'm done. But, am I going to the gym to cruise for guys? No. Am I going to the gym to take Instagram selfies plastered in make-up with full contouring and highlight? Hell no. Am I going to the gym to sweat some mo'fuckin' calories off and fit into that god damn leather pencil skirt that I keep in my wardrobe (one day...) - hell yes!

A sweaty workout feels just great. So leave me to my business.

Getting some air in our lungs and pushing ourselves to achieve a healthier, fitter bod is far more important than caring about what someone else thinks we look like in the gym.

So if that comment was you trying to make me feel bad or embarrassed, then sorry girl but you're wasting your time. Capiche?

Perhaps it stems from insecurity, a lack of confidence or simply the pressure to live up to Instagram's picture-perfect standards where a peachy butt and rock-hard abs are ever-present - (that is... on fitness models with perfectly coiffed hair, full make-up and not a drip of sweat in sight.) Or perhaps she was just a total a**hole... either way. It's so uncalled for. 

It's about time we all loose our inhibitions, embrace the sweaty workout and above all, stop judging other women for what they look like when they're giving it their all.

If like me, you like following Instagram fitness celebs for a bit of motivation and inspiration now and then, make sure you're following someone with a soul who will boost your confidence, not knock it. My personal faves are Zanna Van Dijk and Joe Wicks amongst others.

I recently saw the #THISGIRLCAN campaign from Sport England encouraging women to getting stuck in with sports, no matter what they look like. It's great. So I'll just leave this here...

Happy sweating!

Georgia.

 

 

 

 

 

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