As I have mentioned in my past few posts, I had a girls' day out in the city this past Saturday.
With that being said,
I ate dinner at Mi-Lah and took a gazillion silly photos, but there was one other thing I did as well: I shopped!
Of course, I had to pay a visit to City Sports, which is a very tantalizing athletic apparel, shoe, and accessory store. Let's just say that girls like me who have a serious love for fitness gear should not be left to roam free in there.
However, after much browsing and drooling
I came to my shopping senses and decided to get my booty out of there before I broke the bank.
So, I paid a visit to Rittenhouse Square get away from the dangerous stores. I stumbled upon a Fine Arts Festival, which was pretty cool!
Take a wild guess where I ended up next, though.
Yep, I ended up in another athletic store. I 'm now convinced that my body just gravitates naturally to them! I can't help it!
But I'm not here to confess that I'm a fitness wear shopaholic and that I may need to be admitted to SA (shopaholics anonymous) meetings in the near future. Rather, I'm here to show you what I encountered at the next store, Athleta.
I encountered mannequins. Mannequins with stellar physiques.
Athleta surpassed my Could 9 from City Sports entirely and left me in complete awe. Being in that store made me realize how beautiful tone and definition is on a woman. Likewise, it made me realize just how much my goals have changed, and that I no longer have a desire to be thin. I want to be toned. I want to be nourished. I want to be healthy.
I hope that many of you can agree when I say that there has been a shift in the population, and that Athleta's store is a prime example of it. Not everyone's goal is to be as thin as a rail anymore. We want to be toned. We want to be nourished. We want to be healthy.
It was (and still is) certainly one hell of a learning process, but I am exactly where I want to be today both physically and mentally. As I mentioned in Tuesday's post, I have let go of the desire to exercise daily and I have let go of the irrelevant thoughts that sometimes consumed me.
I can't thank everyone enough for their invaluable support.
We are born to think, to learn, and to grow. As a HLB community, I know that we are undoubtedly growing together.
As always, I hope everyone enjoys their day. See you all tomorrow, fit-friends and family!