Work Your Curves!, a workout with Chickaro Martin of Project Fitness and chef Tiffany Griffin of ComoWater.com. While the event was conceived out of my shame, it birthed into a phenomenal event that fostered sisterhood, health, and fun! We started off the day with some simple assurances from Chickaro, who promised to challenge us, but not push us. And that's exactly what he did. The workout was difficult at times, but definitely doable. More than anything, there was something amazingly comforting about being in a room with other women who share in the same struggle. We were all starting from the same place. There was no competition; only support. And knowing that allowed me to push through the workout more than I ever have if I were just the fattest woman in the gym. Knowing that no one else was looking at me funny or wondering why I was there gave me the courage to do just a few more reps when I thought I couldn't . . . and it also gave me the relief to take a water break without fear of being judged. After the workout, we had a mini-rap session and the consensus was clear: we were feeling more motivated than we had in a good long while. We are so motivated, in fact, that we are planning to workout together again soon. Very soon. Like REAL soon. Keep your eyes on the site for more deets ;) Anyhoo, enough with my rambling. Here are some pictures from the event: Oh, and what kind of fashion blog would this be if I didn't highlight some of our wardrobe choices? I want to give special thanks to the sponsors of our raffle prizes! My friend Sara won a $50 giftcard from Uncommongoods.com. Meanwhile, Vivi won the Maxi Dress in Mystic from Fresh Produce Clothing. My favorite giveaway, however, went to Nae. As I stated at the event, when you decide to put on something like this, you have this little voice in your head that says, "What do you think you're doing? Nobody is going to come! Quit playin' yourself." Well, Nae was the very first one to register - she did so within mere hours of me advertising the event. It was for that reason that I gifted her a free personal training session with Chickaro. It was a tender moment. We got in our feelings, y'all. *sniffle* Stop by tomorrow to hear about the rest of the Work Your Curves event ...it was yummy!