There are various reasons women are wary of lifting weights. The biggest fear and most prevalent myth is that weight lifting will make you bulky. As you can see from my before and after pic, the opposite is true. Women generally don’t have the hormonal makeup to “bulk up” like a man. Our bodies just aren’t built that way.
When I set out to lose weight in Nov 2009, weight lifting 3x a week (coupled with cardio several times a week) was a HUGE factor in helping me build lean muscle and lose fat – and I lost 4 dress sizes in the process! That’s why I’m a big proponent weight lifting for women. The benefits far outweigh our fears and not just from a physical stand point. As you will see in the article I found below, not only will weight lifting make your arms look fabulous in a sleeveless dress, it can help you live longer.
Just did P90X Legs & Back. I’m B-E-A-T! I absolutely see why people see results with P90X. If you watch your diet that is. It’s grueling but fun (in a challenging kinda way). I prefer doing my fun workouts, but I respect ANYBODY that completes this program. I’m in week 6. NO JOKE! I’ll look like this tomorrow! LOL.
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My weight loss transformation story isn’t tragic and it won’t make you cry. One day, I just got fed up with being overweight and decided to do something about it! Learn how it all got started for me.