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Old 03-11-2009, 10:46 AM   #1
Bridget Fernandez
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Crossfit womanliness

A ripped callous led to an interesting converstion with my boyfriend this morning. So I was hoping to get some of your thoughts and opinions .

After todays workout I noticed one of my callous ripped, so when I got home, I asked my boyfriend if he would cut the skin off so I could wrap it.. this led to a look of disgust from him,then a conversation on how Im losing my femininity. From the rug burn type injury I get above my tailbone from doing situps, to the rope burn on my ankles, he says my girly side is slowy slipping away Where as I love my battle wounds and getting dirty and sweaty..

Im a firemedic, so im constantly bruised and banged up from training, and obviously its not the most feminine job in the world, and Ive always been a tomboy. But I also love dressing up, and being feminine when the time is right.


So my question to you guys and girls, is when does a woman become too much like one of the guys? Or do you like that in a woman? Should I get a mullet and start wearing flannel shirts? Your thoughts and opinions would be much appreciated
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Old 03-11-2009, 10:51 AM   #2
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Re: CrossFit womanliness

Injuries in no way make you butch. You do not need to be dainty to be an attractive woman.

I would have offered to kiss your tail bone rug burn to make it better.
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Old 03-11-2009, 10:53 AM   #3
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Re: CrossFit womanliness

If he's not offering to kiss injuries and make them better then you need to fire him.

I'm assuming he's not in the fire community is he?

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wow

Also wanted to add that I personally draw the line at flannel shirts. Mullets however...rawr..
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Old 03-11-2009, 10:53 AM   #4
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There is nothing more attractive than a fit woman. My wife and I joke about women that are thin but unfit and call them "skinny fat". So, if you have battle wounds in your effort to constantly improve your fitness level, so be it. I would consider finding a new boyfriend
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:01 AM   #5
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Re: CrossFit womanliness

Pfft, I think you need to find a new man.

My hubby and I pick each other's callouses.
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:01 AM   #6
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Re: CrossFit womanliness

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calluses happen...it comes with the territory. he should grow up
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:04 AM   #7
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women that are thin but unfit and call them "skinny fat".

A buddy of mine liked this type and called them 'wounded gazelles'
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:05 AM   #8
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Re: CrossFit womanliness

I think it's in the eye of the beholder. My husband says martial arts have made me more graceful, and *loves* that I have pretty well-developed leg muscles. He doesn't like injuries because he doesn't want me to be hurt, but has never once suggested that they made me less feminine.

On the other hand, some men are completely freaked out by strong women. It's entirely possible that your BF finds the "new you" somewhat intimidating.

What to do about it? That depends. It could be as simple as taking opportunities to "soften up" around him, or as difficult as finding someone else.

Good luck!

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Old 03-11-2009, 11:41 AM   #9
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Re: CrossFit womanliness

What they said. He just needs to get over it and if he can't, well...
I gave my wife a high five when she got her first callus on her hand. Then she punched me cause it was the same hand as the callus.
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:59 AM   #10
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Pfft, I think you need to find a new man.

My hubby and I pick each other's callouses.
That's kinda romantic, in a Crossfit way.
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