Yes, I claimed modesty as a personality trait I am proud of, specifying only possessing low levels. After more than a year of exercising regularly, now doing so once a week with a personal trainer, I notice the lean, mean muscle machine I have become. I work too hard to be modest about the fact that I have lovely assets, and yes I consider my Gluteus Maximus among them (I so wanted to use wordplay but refrained from the three letter word, sort of 😊).
Here are the other physical features I deem worth mentioning:
- eyebrows and their arch
- face, because I like how profile pictures display a symmetricalness to it
- eye color
- protruding collarbones
- elongated, slim fingers
- since embracing my inner gym rat, my lower back (no more flabby love handles!!)
- ZJ said my feet 😔
- no makeup, au natural Marissa
- Even before my years in Xi’an, I never went to great lengths to use fake tanner, tanning lotion, or get a spray tan. The only time I naturally tanned was on a family trip in summer to Maine, of all places! Too much exposure to the sun without sunscreen allows painful reddish hues to surface. This physical feature of mine I like has nothing to do with ZJ, as some readers might associate pasty white skin with him. Yes, in China, beauty standards differ, and women, and men, covet ivory-colored skin.
Only five days remain in June’s writing challenge…I reveal my top five favorite blogs tomorrow, and breaking news, they’re not all related to wanderlust, AMWF, or China! 😄