Lift like a girl…

  
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…

Lauren x

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7 thoughts on “Lift like a girl…

  1. rambokisses March 11, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    I love lifting! It’s so much fun. It’s definitely a little intimidating with how male dominated the free weight area of the gym is though! I just started learning how to Snatch and Clean & Jerk and they are really hard, but I always feel really energized and accomplished afterwards 🙂

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    • lozzyfairfax March 11, 2016 / 9:29 pm

      Yeah I’m definitely going to carry on! 🙂

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  2. Sara March 11, 2016 / 10:54 pm

    Getting started in the free weight section is intimidating! I just started giving myself a little pep talk before my workout and it actually helps. Just walk over like you own the place and enjoy 🙂

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    • lozzyfairfax March 11, 2016 / 10:55 pm

      Haha I will thankyou!

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  3. Tifness March 12, 2016 / 1:20 am

    Yea totally, kick those boys out of there! I weight train, and I can tell you, the whole male territory thing never changes. Haha. Just gotta go in and do your thang and let the boys stare in awe! btw, impressive handstand! 😉 I’m a fitness blogger on here too! love your blog! http://www.tifness.com

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    • lozzyfairfax March 12, 2016 / 10:51 am

      Definitely and thankyou! I’ll check out your blog 🙂

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      • Tifness March 13, 2016 / 6:32 pm

        haha, you’re most welcome! 🙂 and oh thank you! oh and I just made a facebook page http://www.facebook.com/tifness it would mean so much to me if you check it out and tell me what you think! thank you so much1 ❤ hope you had a great weekend! xxx

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