Lift like a grrrl!
(Disclaimer…noone is paying me to write any of this!! I am not associated with the company in any way…I just genuinely like them!!)
Those of you who follow my instagram/facebook/twitter accounts may have noticed that I have recently
become obsessed with taken a liking to clothing from a company called Grrrl.
To be completely honest, I am slightly obsessed with them as a company as well as their clothing. They have an amazing attitude and are just down right lovely people well…they are when they comment on my instagram photos 🙂 And you know what that counts! after all there are a lot of companies out there who wouldn’t comment on every photo they are ever tagged in and every one that uses one of their hashtags! They do this for me, at least and I have no reason to believe they are not doing it for everyone. It *could* just be clever marketing…they *might* not care at all…but they genuinely seem like they do, they have me convinced, they make even my inner cynic believe them 😀 and the more I read about the company and the people involved in starting it, the more convinced I am 😀
In their own words:
GRRRL is a brand new type of clothing company.
We make real clothes for real grrrls who simply don’t care about what anybody else thinks.
We celebrate everything female. For every woman.
Recognising that all real grrrls come in all kinds of different shapes and packages.
At our heart, we exist to bring all grrrls together to claim not just equality but our rightful sisterhood.
They are all about body positivity and awesomeness and not putting other people (women particularly) down to make yourself feel better. And this is important in the society we live in, which is incredibly judgmental, and there are certainly women who step on other women (either consciously or subconsciously) to make themselves feel better.
It sounds like a strange thing to say, but they are actually helping me realise that, despite not being as on track as I would like, I not actually worth less than the super fit super toned fitness models that are peddled as the only possible body shape worth having. They are helping me continue my belief that the worth and fitness and value of a person is not based on body shape or size. I have always believed this about other people, but have over the years had a much harder time believing it about myself!
As well as all of this… the make really awesome workout (and just generally cool) clothes that fit real people. ALL real people, from real small people to real people with large bottoms! This is the point. I have bought slightly more of them than I probably should have, but I LOVE them!!
First the shirts…
Ok…that was more selfies than I anticipated, but I am going with it!!
I love their shirts, they make me all attitude-y!! Which is exactly what I need…more attitude! Ok maybe I am not short of attitude most of the time…but they give it a boost and make me feel unstoppable! Woohoo unstoppable awesome grrrl! See…I am doing it now and I am not even wearing one, or in the gym at the moment.
I wouldn’t be blogging from the gym, that would be odd… well I might be, but it wouldn’t be a post this long!
Not only are they attitude enhancing, but they are comfy, well made, well designed and all that good stuff 😀
Then the leggings…I didn’t buy the leggings first off because the first iteration was light grey, which is a lovely colour, but not really me…however when they came out in black i jumped on that bandwagon so quickly!!
the are not short on branding these leggings… 😀
They are sooooo comfy! they are plenty big enough for any amount of bottom and they do not go see through…even when squatting!! That is important. really important…a comfy squat proof legging is hard to find, especially when you have an unconventionally sized bottom!!
I love them so much that I don’t want to take them off…
even if they are made for people with considerably longer legs than me… but every pair of trousers and leggings in the world are made for people with longer legs than me!!
Look they cover up half of my feet! Ok…my feet are small too so that is not saying much but still 😉 This doesn’t bother me really, I just leave them down over my feet under my socks and they don’t ruche up around my ankles so that is ok! 😀
Seriously, go and look at their stuff
they have amazing products and a unique approach to sizing, based on a series of awesome athletes, all you do is pick the athlete closed to your measurements and go with their size clothes 🙂 there is no feeling bad because xxl is a size UK 12-14 (US8-10) and still won’t fit around you, they really do have an athlete size for every one 😀
Now all I have to do is not go and look at their website in case I spend more money there….