Work Your Curves Event Recap – Part I: The Workout

Last Saturday, I hosted 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:
Chickaro getting us prepped for the workout.

Chickaro getting us prepped for the workout.

See? He's not nearly as mean as he looks in his headshot :)

See? He's not nearly as mean as he looks in his headshot :)

Feelin' the burn!

Feelin' the burn!

Team Picture (I'm behind the camera!)

Team Picture! (Where am I? Behind the camera, silly!)

Oh, and what kind of fashion blog would this be if I didn't highlight some of our wardrobe choices?
MyFashion & Fitness T-Shirt from Skinny Minority. Want one? Just click this picture!

My Fashion & Fitness T-Shirt from Skinny Minority. Want one? Just click this picture!

Emily's AWESOME headband! Wanna read her recap of the event? Click this pic!

Emily's AWESOME headband! Wanna read her recap of the event? Click this pic!

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!






  • Emily Kate – Capital Style

    I can’t say it enough – this was such a great event!! Such a fun group of women and Chickaro (who I agree is not nearly as scary has his profile picture). I will definitely be at the next one!

  • Kirsten

    This sounds like a great reason to make a trip to DC to join one of your classes! Let me know the schedule a Spring trip is in my future.

  • Britton

    This event looks super fun and if I were in the area, I would have LOVED to attend!

  • Vivi

    Like I told you at the event, “You got a hit on your hands!” This was awesome. I truly enjoyed myself and learned so much from Chickaro and Tiffany. Can’t wait for the next event.

  • Haute off the Press

    Congrats on a successful event!

  • C.D. Beatrice Clay

    YAASSSS! Liquid AWESOME!!!! LOL I love that.

  • Nae

    Thank YOU ma’am for creating such a wonderful event! I am looking forward to our next gathering ;-)