On Warped Beauty Standards, and Embracing the Buff

I could see veins bulge in my neck, under the bar, and I imagined myself with tree-trunk legs and a stumpy She-Ra neck, terrifying gas station attendants and maitre ds who worried secretly that I'd crush them with my dangerous girth. I was worried my muscles would take away my femininity, I'd be totally bereft of any womanly appeal. (Photo not me) ...more
I started CrossFit in February 2011, and I've been loving it. I had absolutely NO idea what it ...more