Sometimes, I feel like the odd girl out, because I love lifting!
When I put my ear buds in and get my music rocking, and hit the free weights, I'm where I should be!
I love it and I'm not going to quit, but the treadmill, running, ladies look at me like I'm nuts!
The guys, I've been at this gym a long time are very respectful, and have no problem sharing with me.
Even the high school football players who have spent the last month trying to get into shape, are cool with sharing with me.
However, the looks I get from all the other women,
Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to change what I love. I guess I wish I could get the other ladies to see that lifting, does not turn you into the "hulk", it's good for you. Staves off bone loss, helps the metabolism, and you get to be strong!
For some reason the other ladies at my gym, want to be "skinny" not fit and healthy! They think a bicep curl with a 5# dumb bell is lifting!?
I do have to say, that my job, working for a veterinarian, does require, that if you want to be good at it and safe, you need to be strong, not the same thing as riding a computer keyboard all day.