Wednesday…hmm…what is there to say about a Wednesday? Let’s see, Monday is the (not so) fun day while Tuesday is news day…so that leaves Wednesday to be friends day, right? Because you are all my new found fabulous friends, I’m excited to share with you my small transformation.
For the past couple of years, I’ve kept quite a muscular physique because number one, my genetic predisposition is to carry larger amounts of muscle mass on my body and number two, I’ve lifted heavy weights for many, many years! I have to admit, I was lifting weights before the age of thirteen and to be quite blunt, could lift a freakish amount of weight above my head (for such a youngster).
I was a gymnast growing up so let’s just say, I won any and all pull-up contests at my school. I could pump out 30 plus pull-ups with a smile. Sick, right? Even growing up, one of my P.E. teachers told me to jump down (during one of our pull-up challenges) because he was tired of counting my reps and (more importantly I think) the students were tired of watching me, you know, not get tired. I was often embarrassed of my strength, but now I’ve learned to embrace it and to use it for good (not evil…like annoying my P.E. teacher…just kidding!). I’ve also learned that lifting heavy weights can destroy your body (not that I’ve experienced this personally), so now I focus on lifting (a little) lighter weight with more reps instead of concentrating on the number of weight in hand. Now I am a lean, mean running (and swimming) machine…JUST KIDDING…honestly though, I do feel better! I like my leaner look without the added bulk, especially while practicing yoga.
I plan to stay this weight forever (here’s to hoping, right?) and to accomplish this, I’ll continue eating smaller portions while pumping out bigger reps at the gym.
WHAT ARE YOUR WEIGHT LIFTING GOALS??!!