The scale isn’t the problem. The scale exists to weigh your mass times gravitational acceleration.
Powerlifting is a sport that demands you do not suck in your waist, avoid food or remain quiet. It is a sport where heavier girls are stronger, and growth is celebrated. It is a metaphorical middle finger up to everything we were taught to define being a woman.
A low carb diet is one where less than 40% of your total calories comes from carbs. A ketogenic diet calls for no more than 10% of total calories coming from carbs. A single fruit could put you over the “limit.”
I am exceptionally proud of my body, it is truly the healthiest it has ever been. But I seldom post before and afters to “inspire” because I know it only accomplishes 2 things: validates my insecurities and provides a basis for comparison to those most vulnerable. Eating disorders live inside of “healthy weight” bodies, “overweight”…
I know why I lift and it has little to do with health
I am still digesting all the emotions from my second powerlifting meet that took place on September 15 2018. I competed in the 60kg junior class in a meet of all female lifters. Post-competition blues don’t seem to be an issue with me because I don’t actually place a lot of emphasis on the competition…
I had friends in school, so this isn’t going to be a sob story about how I was socially isolated. I was anything but quiet and didn’t have ANY issues voicing my thoughts and opinions.
I know it can feel catastrophic to have not made any sizeable progress, but a lack of regression IS sometimes progress.
This is a sensitive topic because a new job has forced me leave the best strength gym in the GTA, leaving me to shop for a new place that is willing to accommodate my obnoxious grunting.
“What a creep. He asked if I needed a spot for my squats” So you want to be friends with, or more-than-friends with, a woman at your gym. However, being a male, you have the choice of either never approaching her, or risking being labelled as the gym creep or a**hole forever.