Sorry to hear about your thyroid issues. Hopefully you get all of that back to normal.
@ women and fitness. So many women are hyper critical of their bodies. And you’re right, there’s a lot of misinformation about eating less and doing more cardio. It’s a terrible pattern to get into. Add to that an unrealistic fear of waking up and looking really masculine overnight, or women idealizing unrealistically thin pictures. So many things are WACK about women and fitness.
We see it to some extent here as well. Women who will idealize contest lean women in figure contests, without realizing that they look like that for maybe a few weeks of the year for a contest or a photo shoot, and they are posed to look a certain way, but if you saw them walking around in real life you’d see that they aren’t “perfect.”
It’s really nice to have some sense of community with women who are into resistance training. At least you’re talking the same language! There are now A LOT more women lifting at my gym, and that’s been really fun for me.
@ Ignoring advice or comments. I mostly mean for people who start a thread and then NEVER return. It’s a pet peeve. Or if someone more experienced shows up and actually takes some time to try to help, it’s nice to at least acknowledge in some way that the person read their post. Please, don’t think I mean that everybody should take the time to respond to every short post made here - That would get tedious, and sometimes it’s not possible. Even if someone starts a thread and gets a lot of advice, they can come back and say, “I read all the responses, and you’ve all given me a lot to think about.”