Tuesday 8/27

30 burpee muscle up for time

Ever stand in line at the grocery store and read over the tabloid headlines? It’s like driving by a car accident, part of you just has to look. My favorite ones are “Celebs caught without make up!” and “Best/Worst beach bodies!” I feel bad for the people featured on the cover.

Sure, some people look haggard and rough thanks to an awkward facial expression (which I’m sure was intentionally used for that reason) or bad plastic surgery, but most of them look like regular people. The really sad thing is that somehow a celebrity looking like a normal person has become something remarkable or that visible cellulite has somehow signified that some starlet has “let herself go.”

The use of Photoshop is now an industry norm, and on some level, we all know that. Unfortunately, that doesn’t help our self esteem much when we see some leggy celeb gracing the cover of Vogue or Shape magazine. Nor does it prevent us from coveting the six pack featured in Men’s Fitness.

I was lucky to be able to volunteer at the NorCal Regionals and the CrossFit Games this year. I got see and meet some phenomenal athletes and witness some awesome feats of strength. And I saw cellulite! Yep, some of fittest women in the world have cellulite, and they are out there rocking booty shorts and kicking ass.

At the end of the day, your genetics dictate a lot about where your body stores fat, where it favors adding muscle and if you are going to have cellulite. Stop beating yourself up about not looking like Giselle Bundchen  or Camille Leblanc-Bazinet. Do the best you can with what you’ve got; chances are there is someone out there wishing they had your legs or could lift as much as you.

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