In my recent explanation of why I feel compelled to maintain a certain standard for myself, it brought about an interesting explanation of my presence in the fitness industry. While others may have double or triple the followers I have on certain social media sites, I couldn’t be more proud than to have positioned myself exactly where I stand today. Sure, I could give you a complete T and A show too, but I won’t. I have the most important people “following” me and that is what matters most in my eyes…my children.
Although a passion of mine since I was very young, all I contribute to the industry is a hobby for me. My full-time job is being the best wife and mother I can be. Getting paid for a hobby is an excellent feeling and one I am most grateful for. Accruing a fan base in the manner I have means more to me than any inflated number on a page. Since I don’t get paid in likes, as one friend pointed out recently, why should I subject myself to being anything less than me? I shouldn’t and that is where I firmly stand. I may not have as many male followers as the women that portray themselves a bit differently, but if dudes are just drooling over my pictures and can’t appreciate what is between my ears, than I don’t much want them as followers anyway. Lets be honest, I’m sure I’ve got a few of those as well, but there will always be a few of those too.
I feel a certain sense of pride in having all of you here with me organically and that allows me to be myself, sleep at night and feel good about the content I put out. I wish some women would take a bit more pride in how they publicly carry themselves, but that is a choice we must all make for ourselves.