Updated Jan, 18th 2013
I had a large overview of my life last year and really thought about my overall fitness. It was crap. I was out of shape, unable to run and gaining weight that I didn't need! Slowly but surely I had made better nutritional choices and looked into a local gym. I began at the community college gym thinking I'd get what I needed. My first day, creeper happened. I said screw that and found myself Fitness America. Told the man my goals and he said: "I know the guy for you! Be here Wednesday night at 6. He'll be here."
That forever changed my outlook on fitness and lifting itself. It was a crazy idea. This tiny 4'10" female wanting to lift -heavy- weights?! Madness! I did this for a few months before I moved to St Louis, Missouri. (I believe that's the only thing I miss from home, my trainer and friend.)
Onward to St Louis and attempting to continue into lifting. I had joined this large expensive gym that offered a free trial with a trainer. I said sure and signed up specifically for an experienced lifter! Flat out was told: "You should try to look into something else. You're not built for lifting."
I will never again have someone tell me that I can NOT DO SOMETHING! Now, I'm on my own and following the path that I want to take. Not what someone else wants.
~ Feel physically comfortable in my body
~ Pushup Handstand
~ Onehand Handstand
~ Do at least ONE Competitive Lifting Meet
~ Find a lifting friend!
***The girl in the photo is Samantha Wright. She inspires me completely. I had lost all motivation this week, looking down on life from issues at work... Seeing her helped me so much. I feel pretty lonely here in STL and still looking for a lifting buddy. Someone to help coach and keep me motivated/on track.***