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10 Things That Are True For Girls Who Lift

 

You know you’re truly a female weightlifter when you can say these things…


#1 The cheat day count down begins on Monday

 
We eat well and we enjoy our meals – but hey, everyone loves a cheat day!

When Monday comes around the countdown and professional planning for the next cheat meal begins…


#2 We work HARD

 
For those of us who lift, we know training is hard work.

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Whether you’re setting your alarm for 6am or fitting in a late night workout,  ending a session covered in sweat with make-up running down your face is a given.

No pain – no gain.


#3 We love food: no starving allowed

 
Who said you have to starve to be skinny?

If there’s one thing that we know for sure it’s that we LOVE food and now that we lift weights, we eat more than ever!


#4 We know lifting won’t make us bulky

 
“Lifting weights will make you bulky”

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“Aren’t weights for men?”

– NO!

Females don’t have the right level of testosterone to get bulky and we know lifting weights actually makes us look slimmer.


#5 We weigh more but look toned

 
Most girls are scared by an increase in the scales – but not us!

We know muscle weighs more than fat and look forward to an increase on the scales.


#6 Gym clothes = 90% of our wardrobe

 
Forget the days of dress shopping!

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When you open our wardrobes, 90% of the space is taken up by gym clothes – from plain black Lycra to neon pink and crazy patterns!

After all, more the better – we are at the gym nearly every day!


#7 Our weeks are planned around leg day

 
The most important day of the week…

After all, if it is done properly, leg day determines our mobility… And ability to walk up stairs for at least the next two days!


#8 We don’t miss the cardio bunny days

 
Forget the days of slaving over the treadmill to shift a few pounds…

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We do not miss those repetitive cardio bunny days now that we have an exciting and ever-progressing workout plan!


#9 Forget the heels… All about the trainers

 
Back in the day shopping for high heels was a dream – now we would much rather spend a fortune on a new pair of trainers than heels!


#10 Rest days are a struggle

 
No rest for the wicked!
 
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When it comes to rest day, we spend most of the time thinking of the gym and getting excited for our next session.

 



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