As I mentioned previously The Big Move is now thoroughly underway. I'm just popping in to let you know I'm doing ok and to introduce you to today's very fabulous Guest Blogger. You've seen her grace these pages before, it is our very own Keeley!
Setting the Toned!
Hello again! It's your resident Cross-dressing blogger Miss Ashes (@Heelsandtelly) here, back again to fill in for the fabulous Sera whilst she moves boxes and works up a sweat during a move. So those of you are that know me, will know since my original guest post, I have gone on to start up my own blog and open up more as the Cross-dressing blogger I am today. For those of you that don't know me, should check out my site
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So with the introduction out the way let's get on with the post.
So recently I have been suffering from Olympic withdrawal symptoms. Not only watching the amazing event on TV but also seeing some of the best female athletes set the world stage alight with such grace and composure. Seeing these tremendous role models for young women was a joy to witness. Before the event I was unaware of who Jessica Ennis was, Had a vague idea who Rebecca Adlington was, but I was looking forward to seeing my favourite cyclist of all time Victoria Pendleton.
These Women wowed the world with their professional approach, hard work and inspirational attitude to give all young females the drive to get out there and get active.
I myself am not an athlete, far from it. I like to drink, eat and slob about, but I'm not lazy. I enjoy running and recently have pushed myself to go for a weekly jog to tone up my muscles. As a guy it's tough to tone up my body and obviously my body will tone up in a masculine way as opposed to a female athletes body. I tend to gain muscle and look more built rather than get that slender tone. As a cross dresser this is an obstacle, because the body I would prefer to have is nearly impossible to achieve without taking hormones and becoming more of a transsexual. This isn't the path I want to lead, so I have to make do with what I have. I am Lucky enough to feminine legs but un lucky enough to have broad shoulders. I have to try and find clothes of a female nature that can fit me without making me look like a Hulk in a dress.
I went for a run with a girl friend of mine and explained how I wanted to find a girly running outfit that would look decent enough to run in as a guy but also show off my feminine side. Getting some cycling shorts, Leggings or skirt is easy and I can pull that off fine. It was trying to find something to wear up top that was the pain. The ideas of Vest came about and after finding some I tried them on and realised right away It wasn't going to work.
My Build is too big for that, so I have decided to purely go half and half. Female bottom half and Masculine top half. My aim is to get fit, maybe lose some muscle and tone up in my top half. My ideal body image would to have a flat stomach but keep my curves for the figure hugging dress I die to have. Watching the girls in the Olympics amazed me ho they could go from dressing in gender neutral attire and then outside of it all look extremely glamorous. My Number one crush Victoria Pendleton is a sight to see. She can go from plain jane in those cycling shorts to being totally glamorous and gorgeous. I Loved seeing this transformation as it kind of reminded me of what I aim to do. To go from one gender specific look and suddenly transform into something different is a massive appeal to me.
I think we should have aim to be more active whether it means purely going for a walk, going to the gym or playing sports. But we should do it for ourselves. We should all do it to achieve a healthy mindset. What I aim to do to create a body I can be proud of in both my every day male life and also my alter egos life.
Huge Thank You to Keeley for this post, I found it a pleasure to read through and couldn't agree more with the sentiment of good role models.