That was me on December 1.
Why do this? Two reasons: First, and more importantly, I join Carla, Michelle, and other fitness bloggers in “Exposed” as a reminder that each of us can pursue fitness on our own terms.
I don’t mind taking my shirt off at the pool, but I also have noticeable scars, and my body won’t be landing me on the cover of any magazines. And so what? We don’t all have to be poster-ready to appreciate the bodies we have. Embrace who you are.
My second reason for doing this is to remind myself of what my fitness was like at a particular moment. Who knows what I’ll look like in another six months, or when 2010 rolls over to 2011? It might be enlightening to have this photo to look back on. If the results are interesting, six or 12 months from now, I’ll share those here, too.
No pressure at all to comment (I’m not under the impression that my physique is comment-worthy), but if you’d like to share your thoughts on body image, please fire away.