So I’ve always been a “fit” person, regularly exercise either running or going to the gym, and more recently yoga. But a few weeks ago I did my first body pump and completely didn’t know what I was getting myself into. The first thing they asked me was how much I lift…. Argh! I can’t even carry my shopping back from tesco!
So yeah, it killed me. But I also loved it and loved the achy muscles I had the next day, a trophy of my hard work. And I wanted to do more. Weights aren’t all about getting massively muscular. I don’t want to look like the hulk. I just want to be strong and toned and healthy.
But when girls enter the free weight section of the gym, it feels like ‘male territory’. I know it’s ridiculous but I’m sure I’m not the only girl that feels intimidated to step into the “man area”. But one day I just thought… Why the hell should I? I don’t care what anyone else thinks, I’m gunna work out and leave, and probably never see them again.
As well as appearing more toned I think building my strength will help with yoga. For example, I’ve been working on my handstands that require a lot of upper body strength. And I even have lickle baby muscles forming!
So I think it’s time we kick those boys out and take over the weights. Get hench!
At the very least it’ll make carrying the shopping back easier…
Let me know what you think…