“Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” ~ Cady Heron “Mean Girls”
I find that quotation particularly funny this year because my Halloween costume was basically what I wear every day to CrossFit plus a pair of glitter stripper heels and red lipstick. I am considering adding the red lipstick to my regular routine.
Jeremy and I went as the Joker and Harley Quinn. I ordered my costume on Etsy a full 21 days before Halloween, but unfortunately my dress never arrived. I found myself running into a pop-up Halloween shop on Halloween, tossing anything Harley Quinn into a basket, and hoping something fit. I think those were supposed to be shorts but I prefer to wear spandex underwear in public anyway. Jeremy even said that my costume troubles turned out for the best since I ended up getting to wear my favorite thing.
I've signed up for nutrition coaching with one of my favorite bloggers, Jenna Carelli of Crazy Healthy Fit. My decision to work with a coach should (and probably will) be a different post, but it boils down to taking action to reach the goals that I want to achieve. But on October 31, 2015, I had not achieved those aesthetic goals but I still put on my costume, was happy with my overall appearance, and felt confident. And for that I thank CrossFit.
Annual slutty outfit day (or week depending on where you live) has not always been my favorite day. I fucking love theme parties and was pretty much thrilled that I went to a college that believed you should host a minimum of three per weekend. But I've also found myself freaking out that I had binge ate and needed to squeeze my ass into some knockoff porn outfit that was designed to fit tween proportions. I definitely threw up like $60 worth of Whole Foods the Saturday of senior year Halloween week because I got convinced to go to Psi U's Halloween party and I felt like I wouldn't look good in my sexy lion costume if I didn't purge. That entire sentence is insanity. And I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I still have days when that type of behavior makes sense, but I stop myself because I know I won't train well if I start doing crazy things with food.
I make better decisions because of CrossFit. So some people might think it's insane to wake up at 5 to get to the gym before work. Others think that CrossFit is a cult. And many more