“Don’t get too big”
Something I hear all too often preached to me and also to my peers. I always question, why would you put someone down for striving to be the best version of themselves? It is not easy balancing a social life, healthy eating and training. Is it hard? Hell yes, but it’s worth it. This work takes discipline and hard work and should be admired not put down.
This comment also stems from ignorance, the “too big” they are referring to most likely can only be achieved with the use of some kind of steroids. Lifting weights does not make women “big” and “bulky”. Lifting weights empowers women. It has made me a stronger person inside and out. Most importantly it has driven me to share the amazing feeling I get from heavy lifting with other women and encourage them to fight gymtimidation and break the status quo.
It is not your job to make everyone happy. It is not your job to achieve a certain body type for someone else. Do what you love and set goals for yourself and only yourself. I’m rooting for you.