My strength training observations and feelings along the past 14 years in a chronological order:
I don't want to look like a man, but this lifting game is fun
Wow I gained some muscle; I like it
I kinda have an idea of what I'm doing
Yay. More muscle mass; I can eat more
Damn, my ass looks good; I love my broad shoulders and lats. I do not look like a dude😏
I feel so strong; I don't care what others say.
This ‘muscular’ look is feminine to ME
Strength training is my...
"I knew I needed a trainer when I bent over to pick up my one-month old grandson and could not straighten up. Sivan was the perfect solution. I already knew that strength training was the way to go, especially for women. My work schedule was crazy, and she worked around my availability. And she made me commit to working out twice a week with her, which was absolutely necessary. We started out slow, and I began to realize how so many things that I did in my everyday life was contributing to my ba...
Love your body, regardless where you currently stand as far as aesthetics and physique goals.
Loving your body doesn’t mean you’re being complacent, or accepting your body as is; it means you’re operating from a place of compassion and appreciation for your body, for all the sh*t you’ve put it through throughout the years.
It means you value your body, and when you value something you invest in it.
This means growth,
This means getting stronger,
This means getting fitter,
This means wanting...
unhealthy and unhappy as a result. we definitely don’t want that. We want to strive for improvement. We want to strive to make our bodies better than they were ‘meant to be’. We want to get our bodies strong AF. We want to get our bodies fitter, healthier, more mobile. We want our bodies to reflect our values when we value HEALTH. Aesthetics benefits will come along the way too, these are just the additional perks. But the real benefits are the quality of life and your sense of being, your i...
The secret to making a diet work for you is to reduce the amount of decisions you make on a daily basis. The less you need to decide about what to eat in each meal, the more convenient the diet is for you. Thus, you’d be more likely to stick with it.
This is the reason why meal plans work so well for people. There is no thinking involved, there’s just following the menu.
However, 2 aspects of why following prescribed meal plans isn’t a great idea :