Sunday, March 21, 2010
Pumped Up For Spring
What's a Woman to do when left all alone in the weight room?
Pump up her biceps and get ready for her own Va Va Voom ...
Who's to know what a Woman needs for her body to feel its best?
Yesterday it was chest and today it's arms she puts to the test
Where's a Woman to go where there are mirrors everywhere?
A gym is sacred space allowing her time for herself to take care
When's a Woman to love her own body except in a public space ?
Focusing on definition of every fibre and forgetting about her face
Why's a Woman to love everyone except her own blessed self?
Loving the person in the mirror is her highest form of inner wealth!
Interestingly, I asked 3 separate guys to snap a few pics of me. Most images were mainly roof and machines. All of the body-building males were afraid to get too close. Could it be all that grunting and grotesque face gestures that caused them to distance themselves from a half naked woman, twice their age?
What does it mean? Lift weights with my baby latching on between reps, as I used to; utilizing an old, flat, up-raised board as a make-shift weight bench, instead of travelling to the gym.? Set up a tripod and allow the shutter to go wild, in ways I no longer seem to?
The gym is my church of self-love that I have been visiting on a religious basis, since I was the tender age of 19. For over 30 years I have been focusing on me for a few hours a week. A precious time where I allow all and everyone to disappear ... so I may see my own forgotten self in a more defined light.