I saw a female body builder in Sam's club today.
I'm always in awe of women with muscles. I'm not talking about just fit women, I'm talking about muscle women. Not the extremes that look like a military physical experiment gone wrong, but the ones that you know spends a good chunk of time lifting weights.
I'm not sure what it is about them that intrigues me so much, maybe their drive, or their dedication to the art. But something. and I get a little envious of them, and wonder if I had kept lifting when I was in my 20's, what would I have gotten that big?
I don't have the same respect for muscled men. I love looking at them. I enjoy looking at them. But I don't have the same "awe" as I do with muscled women. (and no, this isn't a sexual thing.) It might be because I know it's easier for men to get those sexy muscles and us women really have to work at it. I'm not really sure.
But I don know that I would love to have those sexy muscles. In my 20's I spent an hour or 2 every night lifting. I was fit, I was toned. I was smoking hot! I turned heads when I walked by. Then second kid came along and I couldn't justify the time, so I stopped lifting. sold my cable exercise bench. Funny how us women put our bodies on the back burner for our loved ones. Whether it's kids, older parents, significant others, we seem to let ourselves go to care for them. I put myself on the back burner. ... and turned it off. And forgot about it. Now my back jiggles when I brush my teeth. My arms flap when I wave. My belly hangs over. My thighs rub together. I'm fat.
I'm 51. I'm 5 foot 3 inches. I weight 174 pounds of a lot of fat.
Can I put my body back on the front burner?
Can I now find the time to spend an hour or 2 exercising?
Can I make my small free weights, stepper and a treadmill enough to start with?
Would I enjoy it?
I have the time, kids are grown, I don't work.
I know I would enjoy it.
I have the books and the internet to help me.
Everybody has to start somewhere.
I see no reason why I can't.
So check back with me in six months and see how I'm doing!