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Ok, Formal Intro ;)

So, my husband says baby, you should lift. My response? I dont wanna be a she-man! So he gets me this book, “Lift like a man look like a goddess” I have always prided myself on bein stronger than most women, but after two kids, my strength is down, and my weight is up. So, I read it. It makes sense, I hafta admit. And, after tryin every other workout, diet, etc, and still not gettin back the body I had when I was married? I figure its worth a shot!

I am 28, and when I was married at 20 I was a size six, looked great, and never worked out a day in my life, in fact, I still to this day feel distaste when think of gym class. so, ever since gettin poregnant with my son, almost six yrs ago, I have had this one pair of pants, my fave ones, hangin in my closet, waiting for me. My goal is to fit back ionto them, or, at least look like I could!! Yes, I know, I’m on a lifting forum and all I really wanna do is get “toned” and lose the fat, which I am gatherin are horrific things to hear on this site :).

However, since joining earlier this week, and poking around, my goals have changed. I don’t know how they do it, but I want the body those form competitors have, or at least come close! Hell, I’d settle for not bein embarrassed wearing shorts and a tight shirt again. maybe even a bikini by next year? But then again, I might be askin too much, but those are my goals!!!

Hi fyrbugg. You might want to check out http://www.FigureAthlete.com and especially Olesya’s mission statement: http://www.figureathlete.com/article/features/fa_the_genesis of what the site is about. I think your goals fit in there and you’ll find lots of information and support to help you reach those goals. :slight_smile:

[quote]Mod Laurie wrote:
Hi fyrbugg. You might want to check out http://www.FigureAthlete.com and especially Olesya’s mission statement:

http://www.figureathlete.com/article/features/fa_the_genesis of what the site is about. I think your goals fit in there and you’ll find lots of information and support to help you reach those goals. :)[/quote]

Thanks!!!

Hi and welcome, fyrbugg-even though I’m also new, so that sounds a bit presumptuous?! Good for you for getting into de-lurk mode; there is lots of lifting/info on here that should really help out.

P.S. I LOVE your avatar…gotta larf at those '50’s/'60’s pics and slogans :slight_smile: !!