As a woman, especially a stronger one, I often get weird looks, comments and a handful of weird questions from people. “What do you do to work out?” “Does it bother you that you look like that?” “I want arms like you, but not like you…” Ok, first of all that last one doesn’t even make sense, but yes, I’ve heard it. I’ve been asked if I am everything form a softball player to a bodybuilder, but I just smile, give them a run down and go on my way.
For a long time it used to bother me, but I soon realized that it wasn’t a big deal…at all! I shouldn’t be upset by their comments, but flattered and view it as an opportunity to educate and take pride in what I do and why I do it. Heck, I may even change someone else’s life! Being a strong woman is OK! Embrace it, and realize that what you’re doing and what you’re capable of is so much more than so many other people can and may ever be able to do. Take it upon yourself to educate those who question you or ask you “why?” Maybe they truly just want to know what you do or why, and how they can get involved!
Being a strong woman in today’s world is awesome, and so many people embrace it as a positive! Women’s roles, especially in fitness have changed dramatically over the years and they have changed in the most awesome ways! It is “cool” to be a strong woman, because that’s what is attractive and that’s what is here to stay.
So next time someone asks you what you do to workout, be proud of your 250# squat, because you worked your ass off for it!
The Workout of the Day;
In teams of two, with only one person working at a time, complete:
1200 Meter Relay w/ 20 lb Medicine Ball (300 Meter Laps)
Push-Up x 120 reps
Ring Dips x 102 reps
Kettlebell Swings x 150 reps
Anchored Sit-Ups x 200 reps
Alternating Reverse Lunges (bodyweight-only) x 300 reps