until every year they do the Body Issue & all the publicity it gets.
Working in photography & being amazed at what the human body can do, I think these pictures are amazing...
It shows the strength in people that are so committed to what they do...
I think it says a lot about how each body is different. I mean, you don't see Michael Phelps in the same physical condition as the baseball player swinging his bat... & that's no nasty pun intended there... (couldn't resist... sorry mom)
I can't imagine those photo sessions... you'd think it'd have to be a little odd stripping down to do a photo shoot too. But I think if I had a body like that, I'd strip down too & tell everyone to take my picture...
|Had to be the most painful Body Issue picture... that landing... ouch|
|Amy Purdy is simply amazing to me.|
A truly inspiring body that can do incredible things
So on Day 1the challenge was to take the "before" picture & post it.
I went into a panic & was like, SAY WHAT? .. nope, not doing it.
But then I saw some people stepping out of their comfort zone & doing it.
I was the first one that had to ask & double check & then check again that if I posted this picture, it wouldn't pop up on anyone's side bar if they liked it. & then had about 10 likes on that comment & everyone else feeling the same way.
Once we were assured by many that closed means closed, I took the leap. I posted a picture of myself in running shorts & a sports bra.
|nervous laughter as soon as I hit POST|
not a big deal when you look amazing... a big deal for someone in my size.
& then the rest of the day & into the next, more & more people were posting pics of themselves.
& everyone was so proud of everyone posting the pictures.
it wasn't really that bad in the end.
I think we all saw that we're just all real women... & we're all excited to see the pictures in 10 weeks...
So we may not be like those amazing bodies in the ESPN Body Issue, but I think my picture & all those other ladies who stood before a camera vulnerable, I think we're all the super stars... & expect any day now for ESPN to be in touch with us to be in their magazine....
... just don't ask me to jump on a dirt bike naked....