Before derby I still heard this often, if I just so happened to have pants on. I actually dont recall the last time I wore pants before I got a day job to help support my derby addiction.
So, what do you say when you see a fellow derbinator in pants? Do you say, "oh my, your booty looks totally different in pants" or how about "wow I like the covered and shy appearance of your ass today"
Whatever it is I say, it sticks in my head for the day, a little giggle at how we look when we are in everyday clothes.
I always felt pants were constricting and uncomfortable...now that I play derby I just feel like they are so much fabric holding me back from whatever it is I am trying to do, even if it is just sitting at my sewing machine for a few hours.
I was actually just looking through photos and I am having a hell of a time finding a picture of myself in anything but skirts, dresses or now...booty shorts.
My anti pant wearing started after I stopped traveling and settled in Michigan for a while, now that I wasnt traveling and hopping trains I didnt need to cover and protect my legs. So I started wearing the skirts I had worn over pants on the road...alone and it was incredibly liberating.
Reasons skirts rule and jeans drool:
- skirts dont get mid day saggy ass ( I like to call this poopy pants, since it looks like you have a load in your pants)
- if you make a skirt or get one that fits you, it doesnt have to fit you in 20 different areas to be comfortable and look halfway decent ie hips, thighs, waist, calves, length, BUTT
- air conditioning in the summer!!!!!
- when you are riding your bike the legs of a skirt dont get caught up and annoy the hell out of you!
EVERY SINGLE HUMAN BODY IS DIFFERENT
Homogenizing the sizing for clothing just creates yet more insecurities and frustration. So what is the solution, shut up and wear pants that are awkward and uncomfortable and FAR from flattering? Try on pair after pair of sweatshop labored pants, swearing at each pair for a different reason, leaving sweaty and unsatisfied? Special order a pair of pants to fit your specific ever changing measurements and pay like a zillion dollars a pair? I dont really have any solution other than to wear skirts, dresses, short shorts and hell sometimes I just wear leggings because I dont give a crap!
I guess I am ranting and rambling in this post, but what I am trying to say is...wear whats comfortable for you and dont give a flying V what other people think! Dress to impress you, make yourself feel confident and sexy! And if you cant find pants that fit right, everyone looks sassy in a skirt....even if its made out of dumpstered shorts 10 sizes too big for you!
Back to the workout portion of this blog, WHAH WHAH
Today is a day that I dreaded since the plan went up last week, today I do
10 * jumps
repeat 10 times
AHHHHHHHHHHH I love these workouts and even though I dont make it all the way through some of them, I think they are making me stronger and most of all, making me more confident at derby. Maybe the workout challenge is brainwashing me into thinking I am getting better hah! Either way I love the challenge and cant wait to see what the following weeks have in store for us, only a few weeks left....keep plugging along....and remember, if you cant keep up dont give up! Do what you can and push youself, just not too hard.