“It is a shame for a woman to grow old without ever seeing the strength and beauty of which her body is capable.” ~Socrates
I love this quote! It’s so true. Women often see themselves as weak, never realizing they have the power to transform their mind, bodies, and souls. Weight training is vital for women to create strong bones and build lean muscle. Being strong is empowering!!
I love the feeling I get from strength training. Some of my favorite exercises include push-ups, the barbell clean and press and pull ups. I hated pull ups when I first attempted them. They were, and still are the hardest exercise I’ve ever done. But I was determined to build the strength and my goal was to do them unassisted. I started with assisted and gradually progressed over time. I felt an amazing sense of accomplishment conquering my very first one. When I do those exercises; I feel invincible. Proof that if you set goals and consistently put in the work, you will see the progress.
I’ve transformed myself over the years and it has boosted my self-confidence and given me the insight to find my true passion; a career in fitness. I’m in better shape today at the age of 55 than I was in my thirties. I entered my first figure competition (pictured above) at the age of 53 and ran my first marathon at the age of 50. Proof that you have the power to see your what your body is capable of -the strength and beauty that you deserve. All you have to do is set goals and put in the work.