The body-wired healing method
I got into weightlifting after being strong-armed to pick up a barbell by my always supportive, "sees more in me than I see in myself", husband-Jordan. Competitively, there's not a whole lot accessible to a rural living, baby raising, work-from-home mom still learning how to make herself a priority. I wanted to Crossfit, but a 3-4 hour (drive time + workout + drive time back) chunk out of each day wasn't do-able, and I definitely wasn't at a place to feeling worthy of that luxury.
Weightlifting ended up being the ingredient that was missing from my life - it paired well with my humble home yoga practice
The phrase "change is hard" has far been overused, but for good reason-it's true! To change takes work, consistent effort, fortitude.
It also takes that hidden ability to care less about what other people think. It's the "care less about what people think" portion of the change process that ends up being more challenging than actually just changing-at least usually for me, and often times for the clients I coach.
I am still astounded by the fact that I could run 20 miles on a Sunday, and by Monday afternoon resume my training for power lifting.
It's unheard of. Endurance training doesn't usually match up well when working towards muscle and strength gains. But I figured out how to make it work-so I'm sharing my personal experience with you.
Truth be told, lifting has and always will be my main training program. I love the barbell!