Bodybuilders and physique competitors will tan before shows because the harsh stage lights tend to wash out hard earned muscle definition.
A darker body also appears to be larger and have more presence on stage.
Out of sheer vanity, I climbed myself into a tanning bed 6 weeks ago.
I’m still peeling.
I got burned so bad trying to look bigger than I actually am.
Nothing hides in the dark forever and eventually, when it does come to light, it often hurts like hell.
So this week, after I’m hopefully done shedding off all my old dead skin, I’m going to remember to live honestly and comfortably in my new skin from now on.