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Shoot Me NowDay 5: Power

Day 5: Power
Published on Thursday, April 5, 2012 by

And here we are at day five of the photo challenge. I made it! Today’s theme?  Power.

women lifting weights

During PE, I was always the last to be picked.  I was horrible in sports.  Not an ounce of physically fit talent in my body.

Today, I work out at the gym three times a week.  In the “men’s section.”  And I’m strong.

What do I know now that I didn’t know then?   That I was strong, despite what I thought to be true all those years ago.  I just didn’t believe in myself.

Believing in yourself, no matter what you do, will bring you power.

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  • Look at you. Wouldn’t want to run into you in a dark alley. Not that I ever hang out in dark alleys. Just saying.

  • Cadeaux

    Great write-up.  I almost feel more powerful now that I’ve read it.  🙂

    • I wish I had felt powerful as a child.  Goodness, and often times now too!

  • Impressive. I do hang out in dark alleys and I’m going to stop doing that, just in case I run into you. Or nonamedufus…anyway, off to the gym now, to the “ladies section”.

  • Yowzer. I feel like such a wuss right now. Thanks. 😛

    • Hey, just remember, wuss spelled backwards is ssuw.  OK, well, that didn’t come out the way I wanted.  ha ha!

  • Inner strength is something it seems to take a lonnnnnnnnnng time to recognize.

    Now I know not to mess with you because you could take me in a heartbeat.

    • Funny though, I can go from feeling amazingly powerful to feeling like I am as weak as a kitten.  How do you bottle power!

      • I think that’s called being human.

  • Yep, you’ve found the secret indeed.  You are what you think you are.

    Have a terrific day you strong woman.  🙂

    •  You are so right.  When I feel I’m not worth anything, I’m usually not.  But after the gym, I feel strong!  Both mentally and physically!

  • Oh wow, you really are a strong one. Both inside and out. 😉 Now, I’m going to go hide behind Mo and dufus, just in case.

    • Anonymous

      Uh, I’m here, you know. I can help.

      Why do women always ignore me?

    •  HA HA!!!!  What’s funny?  I won’t even fight back when I should.  I might have some muscles, but I don’t stand up for myself! 🙂

  • I learned that lesson later in life too.  It’s great to feel strong isn’t it?

    • YES Nora!  I have NEVER felt strong or physically fit in my life.  I am sorry I found out late that I CAN be… but it is never too late!

  • Oh snap! Girl, you be rocking those muscles!

    • Honestly, I am really proud of my arms.  The REST of me though?  Don’t look! I do NOT have a size four ass!

  • Katherine, that’s gorgeous!  I love tight women and their toned bodies!  I wish I was one.  But alas, I’m lazy.

    • HA HA Lazy?  NO WAY!  And my dear Linda, you are GORGEOUS.  (I am SO GLAD no one realized I didn’t show my thighs or butt in the picture… phew!)

  • You go girl!! You might win this challenge by sheer strength!

    •  HA HA!  I still regress back to not being sure of myself…. but at least I have a few muscles!

  • Anonymous

    I wish I had your discipline. I tried going to the gym — bought a lifetime membership — but I just hate it. Yes, it makes me feel and look better. Yes, it makes me stronger.

    And yet, I. Hate. It.

    *heavy sigh*

    • You know what has helped?  My boys go with me most of the time.  If I went alone each time, I would NEVER want to go back!

  • You are strong Katherine. But you always were. Even before you started going to the gym 🙂

  • Awesome photo. Amazing mantra. Love it!

  • Dogearedcopy

    I love the fact that there’s enough detail to indicate that it was taken at the gym 🙂

    Me? I’m physically a wuss; but I compensate by being assertive and feigning confidence 🙂

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