Can I please tell you how much I love lifting weights! I LOVE it! It gives me so much joy and pleasure... and when I'm all done with my workout, I feel like I can conquer the world... so watch out:)
I have started to notice some more women in the weight room, then I did a few years ago... so that is a good thing. But for the most part, I feel like women still shy away from weights. If you happen to be one of these women- please do me a favor, and DON'T. Lifting is the best thing you can do for your body- including cardio and eating well. Lifting is what gives your body shape.
Alot of people in the world want to lose 10 pounds, but do they want to lose 10 pounds and just be a smaller version of what they already are.... or do they want to tighten their rear end and midsection and have shapelier legs and arms??? The only way you do that is by lifting my friend.
The more muscle you have the more fat and calories you burn standing still. The only way to gain muscle is resistance training. So, hop to it! And feel like you can conquer the world.
(I don't mean to sound like an advertisement... but I just really LOVE, LOVE, LOVE weights!)
If you are intimidated or not sure of what to do when you get to the weights part...... let me know- and I'll try to help you out- (free)..... and it is always best to have someone with you the 1st time around- and until you feel comfortable- that knows what they are doing- because lifting is also all about form-- and if you don't have the correct form, then you could get injured or be doing more harm then good.
Until then- happy lifting:)
ps- for the record you WILL NOT look like a man for lifting heavy-- you WILL look like a man if you take steroids. Lots of women seem to confuse the 2. If you think I look like a man below- then DO NOT lift weights--
(2005 Ms. Fitness Texas)
But if you think only the woman below me looks like a man- then DO NOT USE steroids! I repeat DO NOT use steroids! They do some harsh stuff to your body! (obviously)
pps - I don't want to hear any BS about- well I gain muscle real quick and I will look like a man.... believe me- I thought that once upon a time too:)
Friday, April 11, 2008
Posted by Bertie at 7:50 AM