The majority of gym goers are tend to think that heavyweight training is only for men. In its turn, women ought to perform exercises which require only one joint involved in it or merely to do long hours of cardio.
Of course, we can’t deny that weightlifting would inevitably bring its results in the form of muscles and sculpted body.
FOCUS ON YOUR STRENGTHS. We all have weaknesses and imperfections. We all have ways we can do and be better or things we want to improve. But I've found the less I focus on those and the more I instead put my energy into what I'm doing RIGHT or things I like about myself (in motherhood, fitness, just life in general), one of two things usually happens — my weaknesses automatically become stronger along the way, or I come to terms with them and stop seeing them as "weaknesses" or imperfections in the first place. We are all DIFFERENT and we are meant to be! Comparison is poison — be YOU! That thing you're fixating on or down on yourself about could be keeping you from excelling in what you actually are meant to be doing. This isn't meant to say we shouldn't set goals or push ourselves to grow and change in a healthy way. But I can guarantee you if the place from which that "goal" or change you are seeking is stemming from is one of comparison or negative self talk, you gotta let it go. Be true to yourself. Be kind to yourself and let SELF LOVE and PASSION be the driving force for change in your life. That's when you'll find success. THAT will take you where you need and want to go.???✨ www.kelseywells.com/app
But who has said that toned muscles make women manly?
So if you are the one who is sicked with all that warnings about miraculous transformations take some inspiration from fitness blogger Kelsey Wells, who has just delivered the perfect response to all those who have said she’s in danger of getting too big.
Comments along the lines of "you're looking manly" or "careful you don't want to be bulky" or "weightlifting isn't feminine" never cease to amaze me.??♀️? I choose not to respond to negativity, but I do have something to say about this and I want to say it loud and clear. NOT in response to those who have left negative messages and comments, but instead to ALL MY FELLOW WOMEN who have ever received a similar comment or been told they need to do/be something different to be beautiful or feminine. THE ONLY THING A WOMAN NEEDS TO DO TO BE BEAUTIFUL AND FEMININE IS TO BE HERSELF. We empower ourselves when we are living our truth and doing what we are PASSIONATE about with our WHOLE HEARTS. I was always a girly girl growing up and I love getting dressed up on occasion. What has surprised me though is finding I feel most beautiful when I'm gross and sweaty in the gym when I'm pushing myself in my training, and even more so as I'm wrestling on the floor with my son or any time I'm looking into that little face and teaching him about his world. . There is 100% beauty and femininity in lifting weights. Just as there is in dancing. There is beauty in MOTHERHOOD. There is beauty in marriage. There is beauty in being a homemaker. There is beauty in being single. There is beauty in pursuing a career. There is beauty in education, in learning both inside and outside of school. There is beauty in public speaking. There is beauty in private, sincere conversation. There is beauty in writing and cooking and cleaning and singing and playing sports and playing instruments and anything and everything else you might enjoy, because simply there is SO MUCH BEAUTY in YOU, you just need to choose to see it. And it has nothing to do with what you look like. So free yourself of the opinions of others and the beauty standards of society. Pay attention to the moments in life you FEEL beautiful. What are you doing? DO MORE OF THAT. ? . kelseywells.com/app
“Comments along the lines of “you’re looking manly” or “careful you don’t want to be bulky” or “weightlifting isn’t feminine” never cease to amaze me,” she writes on Instagram.
“The only thing a woman needs to do to be beautiful and feminine is to be herself.”
She wants to say that she was always a “girly girl” as a kid, who loved dressing up.
“What has surprised me though is finding I feel most beautiful when I’m gross and sweaty in the gym when I’m pushing myself in my training, and even more so as I’m wrestling on the floor with my son or any time I’m looking into that little face and teaching him about his world.”
“There is 100% beauty and femininity in lifting weights. Just as there is in dancing. There is beauty in writing and cooking and cleaning and singing and playing sports and playing instruments and anything and everything else you might.”
I am often asked what weight I use, and the answer is that it varies with almost every exercise!! Even two different arm exercises using dumbbells and working the same main muscle group can require varying weights. For hypertrophy weight training, (the type of workouts I usually post!) you typically want to stay in the 8-15 rep range per set. So make sure you choose a weight that you CAN do at 12 reps with, but the last one or two should be a CHALLENGE!??? www.kelseywells.com/app . #weighttraining #smashit #sweatwithkelsey
“There is beauty in writing and cooking and cleaning and singing and playing sports and playing instruments and anything and everything else you might enjoy because simply there is SO MUCH BEAUTY in YOU, you just need to choose to see it.
“And it has nothing to do with what you look like. So free yourself from the opinions of others and the beauty standards of society. Pay attention to the moments in life you FEEL beautiful. What are you doing?”
Since then Kelsey’s message got enormous support from fit ladies from all around the world commenting her post.
“You and women at your level of fitness would have a really difficult time pulling off “manly looking”,” writes one guy.
“Don’t get me wrong – the muscle tone and fitness level are absolutely outstanding – but to me, a fit woman seems to accentuate the things we guys like about you ladies. Arms, legs, and everything in between! Great post. Keep up the great work and keep getting out the message that beauty lives at the gym just like everywhere else.”
Chest and Triceps ✔️???? What are you working out today!?! Even if you think you don’t have time, MAKE time — even if it’s just to squeeze in 10 minutes of at-home HIIT — you’ll feel so much better if you do! I know you’re so busy. and maybe overwhelmed and stressed and have a to-do list a mile long. But no matter what your situation, I encourage you to make taking care of yourself and your HEALTH a priority.????? www.kelseywells.com/app . #pwr #pwrprogram #kelseywellspwr #chestandtris #weekendvibes #weekend
From that time Kelsey’s fan-base grew even more as she became a great inspiration for all those unwilling to weightlift in order not to be bullied at the gym.
Just remember: if you love it – just do it!