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Honk If You Are Sexy
Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 by

Blogher has created an intriguing campaign about women owning their own beauty.  Recently, bloggers have been writing about finding their own sexy.  I never thought to participate, until I recently discovered my own.

Face it.  I was never sexy.  Not even back in the day.  After all, I come from a long line of women who sport what we call Mosblech Legs.  When all the girls were getting flowers on Valentine’s Day, I hid in my room and pretended I just didn’t care.

Fast forward to now.   I have had years of weight loss and weight gain.  I have birthed three children.  I am 45 years old and know that the honk I just heard was for a young lady behind me.  I’ve got wrinkles, stretch marks and damn you, perimenopause… be gone!

How many times have I had the opportunity to try something and politely declined?  Golf?  Oh no, you go ahead.  Paint?  I can’t even draw a circle.  Baseball?  I was never really good in PE.

Indeed, I was always the last one picked.  I fall in public.  I throw like a girl.  And yes, I have tossed the bowling ball backwards in to the crowd.

So when I walked in to the gym several weeks ago, fear hit me like a ton of bricks.  And the free weight corner in the back where all the guys were?  Bah!  Let me just sit quietly on the exercise bike and get some cardio done.

But going to the gym with your teen athlete boys has its benefits.  They know these machines.  And were happy to teach me.  Furthermore, new members get four free personal training sessions.  With waves of shyness flooding over me, I meekly asked, “Where do I sign up?”

Several weeks later, I believe I have discovered a new sexy.  What do you mean I can’t do it?  I’ll SHOW YOU I can do it.  That is my new motto.  If one of the machines or floor exercises feels too hard, I get mad and do it double the next time.

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My greatest moment?  When my trainer noticed my biceps on a particular machine and said, “Wow, you are strong.”

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Who knew I had this in me?

Sexy doesn’t have to be a flat tummy or perfectly shaped eyes.  It doesn’t have to be high heels and flawlessly golden skin.  Sexy is pulling something out of you that you didn’t know you had.  Sexy is being strong at 45 years old, or at any age, no matter what that personal strength of yours is.

Have any of you, men or women, found something inside of yourselves that you didn’t know you had?  Or is there something you have always wanted to try but haven’t challenged yourself to attempt yet?

Oh, and one more thing.  If I give you a dollar, will you honk at me?

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  • Your 45?  I’ll be 60 in September.  I work out though, buy sexy I’m not.  Hubby thinks I am so that’s all that matter.  You go girl.  Keep up the great work.

    Have a terrific day.  🙂

  • *HONK HONK HOOOOONK!!*

    And I don’t even want the dollar! I once wrote a comment on another blog about how confidence is the ultimate in sexy. I think when you try new things, take care of yourself, and accomplish some of the goals you set for yourself, it goes a long way in boosting your self-esteem and your confidence. That shines out of you and people will take notice!

  • I would honk at you anytime (dollar or no dollar).  I don’t work out (although I probably should).  I just get distracted to easily.  Good for you, discovering a strength you didn’t know you had.  I am very impressed.

  • Ron

    “Several weeks later, I believe I have discovered a new sexy.  What do you mean I can’t do it?  I’ll SHOW YOU I can do it.  That is my new motto.”

    I LOVE THAT, Katherine!!!!!

    And I also love this event Blogher is hosting – “Owning Your Own Beauty” – faaaaaaabulous!

    I’m so tired of society telling women HOW they should look to attain beauty. EVERY woman is beautiful just as they are!

    I so admire you for doing this. And WOW…what a bicep!

    “Sexy doesn’t have to be a flat tummy or perfectly shaped eyes.  It doesn’t have to be high heels and flawlessly golden skin.  Sexy is pulling something out of you that you didn’t know you had.  Sexy is being strong at 45 years old, or at any age, no matter what that personal strength of yours is.”

    You GO, girl!

    A-MEN!
    X

  • I don’t need a dollar. I’m honking right now. Good on you. I’ve been toying with going to the gym. I am a little uncoordinated when it comes to sports but I think I would enjoy weight training. Buff is hot, let’s face it. Doesn’t matter what age you are. Go for it!!

  • Good for you!  You’ll be glad you did.  I take group exercise classes at the Y every week which include cardio and weight work. 

  • Woot! You are totally-super-sexy AND strong!

  • Yes, Katherine, I can feel your “sexy” through your words. I’m glad you’e finding it in yourself through exercise!
    I’m older than you by quite a bit. The peopleI find most attractive are those that have lived through life and its problems, and come through it better people.

    Honk! Honk!
    (Do I get two dollars for two honks?)
    😉

    • If I had two dollars I would throw them your way!!!!! LOL!

      I think you are right about life making you more attractive. If our children knew now what WE know…. but I suppose they have to live through it themselves.

      I have always said men with gray hair are sexy… I think a lot of that is that they have lived through a lot and are amazingly wise. So maybe my own gray hairs can count for something too!

  • Congratulations on the muscles. I swear the thing about getting honked at. If you don’t get honked at, one wonders “Why am I not getting honked at?” Yet at least in my experience when they do honk or even stop. You wonder “What am I a piece of meat?” “Why is that creepy guy stopping?” LOL

    • You know what? You are absolutely right! It’s like, “I don’t want to be honked at by some creeper” but then you see someone get honked at by a creeper and think, “Oh am I not GOOD enough to be honked at!” LOL!

  • Katherine, you are truly admirable. Yes, sexy isn’t what it used to be – its the pride we feel at being just us. Having spent an entire lifetime (don’t ask my age, you’ll laugh @ my precocious comments) being afraid of bullies everywhere, I finally got the guts to fight back. And today my master says I fight Kung Fu like a crazy SOB. And he literally finds that sexy.
    It was a pleasure reading your post, Katherine. Stay well and stay happy! 🙂

    • I have a HUGE smile after reading your comment!! I would LOVE to do ANYTHING like a crazy SOB!!!! That’s AWESOME!

      • Kathy, I’m back. Well, I told my Master about you, and what you’ve written here. He said he bowed to your indomitable spirit. Knowing my Master, Katherine you got the toughest shot with a single strike. 🙂

  • Katherine.. YOU ROCK! When I finished reading your post. I though this women has a great atitude.Honk right back at you 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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