I’ve heard this several time recently. First let me share I’ve experienced the thoughts, used the excuses and believed the myths.
We are all created equally and yet we are all different. I’m sharing because I want as many females as possible to believe in themselves es in fitness. I’ve heard this recently.
”I want to lift but I don’t want to get bulky and I may be a bit too old to lift weights . No unless you’re lifting for competition heavy you will not get bulky but do know lifting does increase bone density decreasing the readings and decreasing or improving osteoporosis. Lifting with cardio will increase fat burn BUT be mindful you cannot out work bad nutrition.
I don’t have weights or my weights are just 5 and 8 lbs. Note your body weight can substitute with correct form and motion until you can purchase weights. Also 5 and 8 lb. weights are good to begin lifting. Do you want to injury yourself or begin too heavy to stop. Your body will actually let you know when it’s time to increase.
Another one ” I can’t do those squats, jumping jacks, burpees, push ups, mountain climbers. Yes and once more Yes. Yes you can all the above mentioned have modification. By the way if you can’t do full body or knee push ups did you know you can use the wall. Yes standing pushups and as you get stronger head to the mat.
My age, “ I don’t know of many women in my age range that’s working out”. I am guilty of this one then I remembered; it’s about me so yes it’s about you. Believe in you then find that group of females that have your mindset in fitness. You know the ones that’s doing it, flaunting it and supporting each other. Debunk the age myth.
If you’re ready then get started today. Believe in you. Stopping or doubting isn’t an option. Start with you and know you are your own competition in your fitness journey.
Another one, I can’t run or jog. Maybe not today but if it is a goal then a brisk walk, increasing your pace every few days as your body allows then add jogs slowly with your walk.
If you’re dedicated, committed to the change then it’s time for action. You for you because the best of you is waiting at your goal line.