My kinks are klassy because I am Jasmine. I am me by the grace of God and there is so much beauty in the way He made me. Why on earth would I hide my true self. My kinks are klassy because every day I am teaching myself lessons in being me, through my hair, through the way I walk and talk with my crown on my head and through my interactions with other natural women who just ‘know’.
How long have you been fitness-minded/exercising? Why is fitness an important part of your life?
I am ashamed to admit that I’ve been fitness minded for about nine years but I’ve only actively begun pursuing it for the last three. I ran track and played soccer in High School but when I went off to college I became completely sedentary. My fitness journey began when I was in a bad space and I needed (desperately, might I add) a boost in self-esteem and self-efficacy. I started working out maybe two or three times a week, then it increased to five, sometimes six times a week. I was addicted. I truly loved the way it felt to get a good workout in and to see my body change for the better. Without fitness I think I would just ball up and cry all the time. It is essential to my happiness to stay active and to see my body at it’s best. It is a walking demonstration of my abilities and a constant reminder that I am in control of my life. As a Black woman, I need that. I now find that encouragement intrinsically, through fitness whereas my inactive self, looked for validation externally. Becoming physically active was the biggest power play I ever made which is why JUNKFIT is such an integral part of my life. Sharing my lessons and knowledge has been wonderful . I am extremely thankful for my journey thus far.
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