Physique update (long read, sorry 😬): Some of you may have noticed that my ribs look a little funny, or “pointy”. When I was a sophomore in high school, I became extremely aware that I looked “different” than everyone else, so I took a trip to my doctors where I was referred to Tufts hospital in Boston.
At Tufts I met a wonderful thoracic surgeon who diagnosed me with something called, “Pectus Excavatum”; which is a connective tissue birth defect (in my case). After going over my options I decided to get fitted with a chest brace that would mold my ribs into a more aesthetically pleasing shape.
Having to wear a clunky brace 23 hours a day, while in high school was probably the worst news a 16 year old could hear. So, I decided to forgo the chest brace and embrace the way that I was born, defect or not. I wanted to be comfortable in my own skin.
My fitness journey has been a part of me feeling good about being unapologetically me, embracing everything I have, and not wishing I was given some other sort of body.
Sorry about the long caption but hopefully someone else out there who is struggling to feel beautiful/ handsome in their own body can read this and learn to love themselves and all their perfectly, perfect imperfections. ❤️
HAPPY SUNDAY FUN DAY 🎉😊
My boyfriend and I are having a steak night with potatoes, roasted brussels and of course wine 🍷 so it’s safe to say IM PUMPED. What could be better than a quick arm day PUMP to go with it? 💪🏼⚡️
▶️Cable Bicep Curls 3x12
▶️Tricep Pulldowns 3x10
▶️Lying Tricep Extensions 3x10 (key is to keep your elbows straight. I’m struggling here cause I’m trying not to hit myself in the head lol)
▶️Alternating Bicep Curls 3x16 (8 each arm)
▶️Tricep Kickbacks 3x12
Finished with some push ups and intervals on the rowing machine. Hope you have a great Sunday 🥰