Went and lifted weights with J again this morning. I keep track of all my lifting on a chart, and I started a new page. It’s neat to be able to look back and see the progress I’ve made! (I’m posting by email and attaching the picture of the most recently completed chart, I hope it works!) I’ve come a long way– for example, when I started I was doing 10 reps of 45lb on the chest press, now I’m up to 15 of 75lb (I should raise that one up to 80lb next week, too). Shoulder press still sucks, though. And I haven’t been making much progress the last 2 months (probably because I’ve been slacking…)
As I continue lifting, I notice that I am getting pretty muscled. You know what the magazines always say– women don’t need to worry about “bulking up” from weight-lifting, since they won’t put on much muscle? I put on quite a bit– not that it bothers me, I rather like it! My shoulders are rounded, my biceps and triceps are defined, and my back ripples when I flex it. Of course, it’s all still covered by a good layer of fat, but I’m not too concerned. :)
You know what the magazines always say– women don’t need to worry about “bulking up” from weight-lifting, since they won’t put on much muscle?
I always laugh when I read this in magazines. My body really likes adding muscle mass, so noticeable “bulking” has happened shortly after stepping up my intensity on strength-building activities.