When I was 315 lbs, I used to bitch about the way clothing fit, blaming it on my height, and not at all on the fact that I was, well, 315lbs. I would whine and kvetch about how the pants weren’t cut properly for tall women, and the shirts were riding up because I was a tall drink of water, not because I was more akin to the creepy Kool-Aid pitcher. (If I were kool-aid, I’d totally be blue raspberry, or mystery flavor, the CIA operative of Kool-Aid.)
I now realize, I was only half dreaming that shit up in my head…other than being Mystery Kool-Aid…I can take you out with two packets and a pound of sugar without looking up from my ipod, I swear.
Oddly enough, the clothes I have the hardest time finding to fit properly is FITNESS CLOTHING. My lady lumps are a bit on the petite side, my torso is a bit on the long side, my waist is short, and my legs…well…I have a 36″ inseam. At least I can rely on short sleeves to help me not feel ridiculous, because long sleeved work out clothing? HA! I look like a 14 year old boy who has just hit puberty and tries to wear a sweatshirt from the previous year.
Sure, I could shell out enough money to feed a small country at LuLuLemon, but I could also pull out my own eyelashes with a pair of kitchen tongs…that would be about as much fun.
Why is fitness clothing always “one size should fit you!”?? There is no maternity sizing, no tall sizing, no petite sizing, nada. I am not 5’6″ and 125 lbs, so I should just live in tanks and capris? Oh, and if I decide to breed, I should just forget about exercise for the next 9 months? Because that’s the message fitness companies send. I am TIRED of it.
Beyond that, running tights for men have a spot for their manhood, and I prefer to keep my manhood attached to my man, (convenient location, as I always know where to find it!) so I’d inevitably end up looking like I have something that may surprise you. Women’s running tights? In order for them to not show the ol’ coin slot, due to their super low rise, I have to yank them up so high that I suffocate my lady area. NOT a good look.
I love my Reebok work out gear. I love my Champion and Brooks running shorts. I LOVVVVE my Under Armour capris. I do not, however, have ONE PAIR of yoga pants that I didn’t have to practically sell myself to buy that are long enough.
Fit women come in all shapes, sizes, and stages of motherhood. Someone, PLEASE, recognize that.
Just like how I, a food and fitness blogger recognize that not everyone eats meat or can handle gluten!
Today’s recipe is for the G-Free, vegan readers I have.
SUPER HEALTHY SOPAPILLAS!! I know, I know, right now you’re thinking “why didn’t I think of that?’ Probably because I was sifting through everyones ideas as Agent Mystery Kool-Aid. You didn’t have a chance.
These couldn’t be simpler.
Prep Time: 0 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: fry breakfast dessert snack gluten-free vegan
Ingredients (a whole lot.)
- 1 package of glutinous rice dumpling wrappers
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, split into 6 teaspoons
- 2-4 tbsp raw sugar, pulsed in the food processor
- 1 tsp cinnamon
in a bowl combine pulsed sugar and cinnamon
heat 1 tsp of coconut oil at a time in a skillet on medium high
drop in one to three skins into the hot oil at a time, flipping when they bubble
pull right from oil, letting excess drip away, and toss into cinnamon sugar mixture.
serve with honey or chocolate if desired