While I am waiting for my eggs to cook, I thought I would do a quick post before I head off to the gym. I’ve been watching a lot of the Olympics these last few weeks and have been doing something really shallow. I’ve been comparing athletes bodies and judging which sport, in my opinion, yields the nicest bodies. I have to say for most of the sports regardless of the sport, aside from say shot put or heavy weight, weight lifting, men don’t seem to have a problem.
All their bodies are cut and strong. But when you look at the girls whether it be swimming or even running they still seem to carry more body fat then the men. Even though they compete in the same sport. I’m not saying they have bad bodies don’t get me wrong but they seem to have more body fat when you compare them with the men of the same sport. Which led me to question my own goals, are they attainable? Having thighs that don’t jiggle. Yes that’s my goal, no, it’s not to run a faster 10 k or make the olympics, or win a marathon. It’s to have thighs that don’t jiggle. (don’t judge)!
Anyway I have two thoughts on this. I have to accept I am a girl. Girls have more body fat because of our genetics. It’s not because we are less fit, don’t exercise enough or eat too much. It’s because we were made to have more body fat. I’ve had four kids, one of them was a nine-pounder, without drugs, no man can do that! It’s okay! It’s good to be a girl. Girls rule, boys drool! and secondly maybe in order to get as close to my goals as I can with the genetic disadvantages that I have… (being a girl) maybe I need to train more like a boy.
Boys, men, typically lift weights, and they typically lift heavy weight. Girls if they do any weight training lift way lighter than they should for fear of looking like Arnold. I’ve been reading up on this subject and unless a woman uses enhancing drugs she is not going to turn out like Arnold by lifting heavy weights heck most men can’t look like Arnold without the help of drugs. The more muscle mass you build the more lean you will become, your metabolism will run better, you will be able to eat more and you will burn more calories just sitting around. So while I think that it is important to set attainable goals and accept and love yourself. There is nothing wrong with being the best you can be and to do that I think we can learn something from those stinky boys and train like a them!