Well hi! It’s been a couple weeks – and my how things change!
I’m kidding, there’ve been no big changes except my attitude and tenacity 🙂 Several weeks ago, I started lifting and giving some serious time to weight and resistance training. Within a few short weeks, I started noticing my arms were feeling stronger, and then I saw it.
The bulge when I flexed my arm. I WAS SO EXCITED I STILL GET EXCITED ABOUT THAT MOMENT! I like having muscles! I like feeling strong and knowing that I’m tossing out traditional advice and lifting weights because I know that it will work. It will work to make me stronger, leaner, maybe even a little meaner – because when you can back up your trash talk..well…you do it more. I’ve felt a resurgence in my confidence and (not needing it) my bravado. I even have progress photos to share with you. The changes aren’t glaring and astounding and obvious, but it was enough to make me go from interested in seeing where it takes me, to convinced that this is the ticket! I’ve been doing research for a while, and it comes down to this. More muscle, burns more fat. When you lose weight with cardio, dieting and other methods that don’t include weight training, you lose muscle mass.
I used to carry my son around on one hip or another until he was about 7, started working in an office and you know what that’ll do to a woman’s physique. Especially if she’s more concerned with everything else in the world besides her own health. Fast forward a couple years, and you have a weak 35 year old almost empty nester with terrible posture, horrible eating habits and an ever expanding ass.
Enter weights. Biceps, and a very girly squeal of excitement.
This bitch is addicted. I’ve been doing a squat challenge, lifting weights, eating clean-er. Can’t say I’m 100% there, but if I were to look back at my diet a year ago to the last few weeks – fuck it I’M PROUD! I’m lifting like a girl now, but bet I’ll be lifting more than some men within a year! 😀
What have you done for yourself lately?