Strong Is the New Sexy

“Strong is the New Sexy”

This was a quote I read somewhere and I found it totally inspiring.
Too often the media glorifies models with stick legs and gaunt faces…but being ‘beautiful’ isn’t about how thin you are. In actuality, what makes an individual beautiful is, (and I’m writing in the female perspective) is who she is — her mind, her heart, her determination.

“Strong is the New Sexy” — so what does that mean?

It means that being strong, both mentally and physically is the key to being your best self.
You are sexy because you are a strong-willed and physically capable female. And that is empowering.

Word & Sole

The final steps are closer now; she wipes the back of her left arm across her forehead to absorb the sweat. Little beads have collected down her collarbone, her neck, the backs of her knees. Her heart pumps hard, sounds as if it’s resting in a hollow chest cavity. The pain is dull but present, so she shakes her head, focuses on her goal. Both calf muscles pull; her legs drag like dead weight. Only ten more feet.

Hands gripping fiercely to the arm rests, she watches the counter on the right. With every step the counter changes, slowly, almost desperately. Three-hundred forty five, she’s almost there. The image on the left shows progress: one-hundred fifty floors climbed, the height of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, wherever that is. Focus.

The seconds seem long, she breathes deep to push through it. 29:50. She has ten seconds left. The song…

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