I hope I explain this right. I've always considered myself a tough strong person. LOL I've even referred to myself as a linebacker! Why? Because I'm tall. If I'm tall then surely I'm strong...right? Wrong! Once I lost weight I realized that under all that fat was a fine boned person. I have teeny tiny wrist bones, wear teeny tiny rings on my fingers, and have very little muscle tone. I finally understand that height does not = any extra strength or super abilities.
Here is my problem though...I feel like I have such low muscle tone for my size. I understand strength training takes patience and perseverance, but it seems like compared to others with similar height and weight I'm definitely lacking in the muscle department.
LOL you should of seen me at the gym! When I started focusing on weights and toning I thought I was going to select a fairly average starting weight on the machine and build from there. It was shocking to put some of these machines to the lowest resistance/weights and still struggle!
I'm not giving up! I know it may just take me longer than others to get where I need to be. I'm just wondering if anyone else deals with this?
I actually watched a show on (I believe) the Discovery Channel (for the life of me I can't remember the name!) and it discussed different ways people carry their weight and how some lose easier and others struggle. It also went over different body frames...one being a man who was very tall but in spite of his great height lacked muscle definition (defined by a weak sunken chest). Pretty much just because he was large did not make him strong. They also discussed how he could work out but he'd have a harder time developing his muscle due to his body's natural inclination to maintain his leaner underdeveloped frame.
LOL sorry does any of this make sense? Anyone maybe see this show? It was pretty fascinating.