We believe that kicking ass is best done in pretty shoes. We’ve learned that real women sweat, and sweat hard. We know that assertiveness, strength, and ambition are the ultimate feminine qualities. We concede that sometimes it takes hours to get ready, but we’re also no strangers to just rolling out of bed and going. We’re convinced that we run faster in pink shoelaces. We believe in pushing ourselves, and we believe in giving ourselves a break, too. We’re all about the rush of endorphins and the thrill of the challenge. We’re all for looking great and feeling even better. We’re committed to finding our best fit, and making it stick. Sweat Pink with us.
I am so excited to announce that I'm now a Sweat Pink Ambassador! When I first read the mantra of Fit Approach and "Sweat Pink," I just KNEW it was something that I wanted to be a part of because it's very similar to the Lipgloss+Spandex motto of "run fast and look good."
Fit Approach is an awesome online community for fitness-minded gals to support and inform each other--no matter what your fitness level is. They share workouts, recipes, inspiration, stories, fitness challenges, product reviews and giveaways! They're also on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. Definitely check them out and let me know what you think. <3
A girl should be two things: who and what she wants. --Coco Chanel
I know this video has been going around on the internet for a few days, but I just finally got around to watching this #likeagirl video from Always. First, when the young women and young boy are asked to demonstrate various activities "like a girl," I was a little sad and pretty frustrated seeing their responses. I wasn't mad at them though--really, if I were in the same situation, I don't know that I wouldn't end up doing the same thing, which would be to act out doing things "like a girl" in an inferior and somewhat pathetic way--because they probably thought that's what they were expected to do, probably subconsciously, even if they didn't really feel like that's what "like a girl" should mean or that it's what it means to them. I was so happy and relieved that the young girls didn't think that "like a girl" meant the same thing as what the others thought it meant.
When I first started coming up with the idea for this blog about five years ago, I thought, who is going to read this? Are serious athletes going to read my blog, or are they going to treat it like a joke because I like looking pretty? Are real makeup fanatics going to read my blog, or are they going to dismiss it because I also like to work out? While makeup and fitness were compatible in my own life, it didn't seem like it was a commonly accepted thing in our society. In the end, I decided that I really didn't care if anyone read my blog. I knew that I'm a real person, who is seriously interested in being fit and living a healthy lifestyle, and who is also earnestly fascinated by makeup products and techniques. And if there's only one other person like that in the whole world, well, hopefully they like my blog!
Hi, I'm Marilyn! I run for beer and I love makeup. I was born and raised in the Pacific NW. I'm also a writer for We Heart This and a former writer for Run Oregon.