I posted the above photo on Instagram this morning after a quick-and-dirty 30 minute speed session on the treadmill. I was sweaty, tired, and decided to stick my tongue out to emphasize the post-workout exhaustion I felt. I didn’t think much of it until I immediately got the comment “Why do you post such unflattering photos of yourself online? It’s not cute.”
At first I was offended, my girl instincts kicked in, and I re-examined the photo. She was right, it wasn’t cute, sticking the tongue out was a bad idea and I looked like a hot mess. Maybe I should take it down.
Then I took a shower and got angry. Not cute? I just got out of the gym! I was a hot sweaty mess, but at least I was being real. That, my friends, is what I really look like ( crazy tounge-sticking-out face and all). I’m not going to stop posting “unflattering” photos because that’s not who I am. I sweat, I make awkward faces, and I’m unapologetically not cute.
Don’t expect anything less.