In the last two weeks, no less than 3 different people interrupted me in the middle of my weightlifting workout to ask if I was training for something.
“Are you a powerlifter? No? What are you training for?”
“You must be training for something.”
“You don’t see women lifting like that just for fun.”
No, really, I’m not training for anything.
I promise you that I’m doing this just because I like lifting heavy things. I know, it’s shocking, but just try to wrap your mind around that for a second and then let’s all get back to our workouts, mmmkay?
When I told these people (and others who have asked me in the past) that I was just training for fun they seemed a bit surprised and maybe a bit confused, but ultimately impressed, or at least mildly impressed.
It kind of makes me feel like maybe I’m just wasting my time. Maybe actually I should be using my skills and training for something specific.
But I wouldn’t even know where to start or what to train for.
And then, maybe, when up against other people I wouldn’t actually be any good.
Or maybe if I were competing then weightlifting would feel like a chore and wouldn’t be fun any more.
I guess I’m actually really happy just weightlifting for fun.
In any case, it’s flattering to be noticed at the gym, that’s for sure. I’m getting noticed for doing something different, which just goes to show how few women are lifting heavy weights. That should definitely change.
Weightlifting improves your confidence, your body composition, and (evidently) gets you noticed.
Here are some great inspirations for women and weightlifting.
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