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Shopping with a CrossFit Body

I hate clothes shopping.

I disliked it before I began CrossFit, but now I absolutely despite it.

Reason being is when you have muscles, there’s not a lot of clothes you can purchase that look good on you at the average clothing store. Sure, you can go online to buy CrossFit shorts, pants, bras, and more, especially workout gear, but even online, the dressup section is limited. However, as most of you know, clothes you have to try on for the most part to see if they fit or not.

Yesterday, I sallied forth bravely amidst the holiday shoppers on the quest for a “nice blouse.” This wasn’t just on a whim. I have been asked to become a social influencer at my job and be in videos. My first assignment is for a high-end vitamin client, and I needed a nice blouse to wear.

For the past two years (before COVID-19), I have been working from home. I wear my pajamas to work every day and rarely leave the house except for the gym, the chiropractor, and to get groceries. Needless to say, I was way out of my element yesterday.

My Experience Shopping as a CrossFit Athlete

Shopping with a CrossFit body for women is discouraging to say the least. Many small tops don’t fit because of our shoulders and arm muscles. And the bigger sizes you go, they hang way too loose around the stomach, making you look horrible.

Thus, I tried on shirt after shirt and came up empty. It was extremely frustrating, which is why I hate going shopping. I did find two shirts that look pretty good on me in end after going to Kohl’s, Target, and Dillard’s.

I couldn’t take it anymore and had to go home after that. It was extremely demoralizing to say the least. I love how I look, and I’ve worked hard to get here. However, the majority of women in the United States do not look like me, which is why you find clothes that don’t fit everywhere you go.

If I continue to need clothes, I will have to go in microbursts. Wish me luck!

I’m Tired of Hiding my Muscles…

Job interviews.  A necessary evil.  Always uncomfortable.  Never fun.

Lately, I’ve been seeking another part-time job.  I had an interview last week, and I wore a nice sleeveless dress.  In the past, I would NEVER have done this.

Because my muscles show.  And I never know what people think of a woman with muscles and I didn’t want to bias any of them.

Last year, I was seeking a job as well, and I purposely wore clothes on every interview to hide my muscles.  I didn’t want to be judged because of them.  Furthermore, if a man was interviewing me, I didn’t think he’d find them all that attractive and may even be jealous.  And I didn’t want that.

This time around I have a different attitude:  I don’t care any more if I’m judged because of my muscles.  I work damn hard at my body and I like showing them off.  I like wearing form-fitting dresses and skirts.  I like being a woman and I shouldn’t be ashamed of that.

And it’s summer.  I can’t exactly wear a sweater or long sleeves.  So a sleeveless dress makes sense.

Besides, my CrossFit certification is on my resume.  I can’t exactly hide it, now can I?  Nor do I want to.  Not anymore.

I’m strong and proud.  As we all should be.  No matter our body types.