Remember when I whined about not enjoying weight lifting and a subscriber commented that she preferred to call it strength training because she loves the idea of being strong? Well, that clicked for me.
When I work out at the gym now I think about getting stronger. For me it’s happening surprisingly fast! I have upped my weights relatively quickly and I’m still not grunting. My body is taking to getting strong. That might be because I have a strong personality, a strong sense of wellness, and a strong interest in being well and strong.
I’m not hoisting ridiculous amounts of weight–I don’t want to get injured. As I lift the weights, I’m paying attention to my body. When it says “yes this feels good,” I know I’ve got the right weight. When it says “I can do more,” I increase the weights.
It’s helping having a personal trainer. Jalon is great–knowledgeable, fun, and an excellent role model–she LOVES lifting weights. I was hoping it would wear off on me and it is!