What else would my first blog topic be about? Bahaha.
I honestly have been a “gym rat” for as long as I can remember BUT definitely had my streak of skipping the gym... (that’s completely NORMAL, by the way).
But then, at 29, I gave c-section birth to twins...
During pregnancy I was put on "bed rest with bathroom privileges only.” So; no cooking, cleaning, or working out... wait! That’s our dream now right?? lol.
I was pretty shocked with how much muscle I lost in 4 short months of inactivity. Needless to say, when I got my 6-week “all clear” I could not wait to get back to it. I remember popping in a P90X Ab DVD…and being super unsuccessful thinking my body would do whatever it was doing pre-pregnancy.
Anyhow. I kept pushing, MADE time to hit the gym and didn’t give up, and thankfully my body seemed to remember what I had trained it for all those years before.
Strength and Confidence.
Feeling strong will give you a new level of confidence. Something about knowing you can lift that box or move that couch on your own is pretty empowering. Owning a gym of mainly women…mainly moms…I often see Moms NOT taking enough time for themselves. Or sticking to the treadmill or elliptical because they are intimidated by the free weight section, or they think one lift session will have them looking more manly.
Y'all… it does not happen that easily, that fast, or even happen without some…achemmm…testosterone help. Let’s be honest.
Start with those 5 and 10 pounders, ladies…but don’t be afraid to go heavier. There are some extremely awesome benefits to lifting heavy... other than feeling like a bad a$$.
Hot and Heavy.
Can you say MURVES? Curves created by muscles, or what most women describe to me as “Toned”.
Forget the scale number.; lift heavier and watch your clothing size and inches DROP.
Burn more calories all day long. Yes!
The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn-even at rest. It’s like extra credit!
Prepare for a larger appetite. Yes! You can eat more and your body will LOVE you for it!
Fuel your body.
Stronger Bones! Weight training also improves your bone density. #fightosteoporosis
Lifting WILL change your body composition for the stronger and sexier. Pinky Promise.
If you are new to the strength training aspect, don’t be afraid to ask for help or hire a trainer.
When I hired my first trainer, it was strictly for education. I wanted to learn how to lift properly. You can even find some awesome free workouts on Bodybuilding.com, Pinterest, and Instagram!