Friday, July 29, 2011


That's what my Wednesday evening yoga teacher calls me!

(He used to call me sunshine but I hadn't been to his class in so long--he said, " Tsk Tsk...I haven't seen you in so long!"--and when I went back last week I had a new pet name)

A pet name I really really like actually! (I just like pet names in general which is why even my cats have them! Suave Kitty, Vex Kitty) It's just so funny to me because when I looked around the class I was indeed the only brown person! But I am usually the minority at my gym--because of my brownness and needing to exercise especially especially! Many, maybe most, people are Caucasian and seem to want to lose a little weight or maintain their weight and fitness level. I always notice the other brown people or the ones who are carrying extra weight around because they are noticeable.

I know some black people wouldn't want to be called "chocolate" and would be offended but since the teacher is very chatty, silly/funny, and is himself a brown person--from Guyana (Indian ancestry)--it works. 

My skin color is mostly invisible to me since I don't really think about it (I think I would be more aware if I wasn't born on an island with 99 % brown people) but I have been more aware of needing to exercise to lose weight at a gym where most people don't. So it is something I am aware of--but only slightly and only sometimes. Sometimes I remind myself when I'm in fitness classes and wondering if I'm working as hard as everyone else and what the instructor must think of me, that everyone should be glad I'm there because I need to be there....HELLO :) Not to mention how I can feel changing in front of women who are already thin and don't seem to know a thing about back fat but then I remind myself that it is gym and I need to be there DESPERATELY :)

Have a great weekend, everyone! On my agenda is researching grad programs, finishing a draft of my personal statement for grad applications, 1 hr spin class, reading some of this eating workbook, picnic after church. I always love hearing your plans! Share, hmm?

Today was the last say of VBS: When I got to the church, some of the little ones were playing outside and I was passing by them to go inside, a 6 year old boy came up to me and said, "I missed you! I was up all last night thinking about you!"

That was so hilarious to me!



Erin @ Glam,Glitz and Gut said...

Have a fabulous weekend Alexia!

Amanda said...

Oh, this weekend I solemnly swear I am up to no good! I'm making a peanut butter cake with chocolate ganache glaze. On the plus side, the lion's share of it is reserved for work on Monday. I have been informed I need to come in with the cake or not at all!

This is what happens when 8 of the 10 people at an office are males, LOL.

Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher said...

thanks, erin! hahaha, amanda! I want some :)

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