WEIGHTS AND WOMEN – I’ve been consistently weight training since 2012, I used to…


I’ve been consistently weight training since 2012, I used to be handcuffed to the cardio equipment, but I realised that essentially there was a lot of boredom being suffered and not a lot of results being gained!

My first rusty weight was lifted in a gym in Nairobi and seriously I have never looked back.

Within a few months of perfecting technique, learning that I was wayyyy stronger than I thought and consistently challenging my body I was finally seeing change and it felt different.

I also truly loved how the relationship with myself changed for the better.

I did go down the extreme path of competing, (didnt end well) but I have now come back full circle and I now train to feel strong, be confident about my body and to keep myself a healthy functioning human way in to my later years.

The reason I put consistently and with purpose is because there is a difference between picking weights up and mindlessly busting out reps chasing the burn and actually loading a muscle, feeling it work hard and to be challenged under that load.

This is one of the key components in gaining all these awesome benefits.

You shouldn’t be afraid to lift heavy( all relative to you,) we as woman do have great potential to gain muscle, but much less than our male counterparts to begin. Generally the “bulky” look is down to an excess of fat not muscle.

Only doing high rep work (15-20) may over time make some changes to your body if you do enough of it and you actually manage to train the muscle fairly close to failure, but in reality it is quite unlikely that using this method you are actually doing this.

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However challenging yourself by lifting heavier loads will help you achieve this and is realistically a way more more efficient way to do it!

It’s also important to look at the full picture of your life… making sure you are nourishing yourself properly by eating real food in the right amounts and not being afraid to have an indulgence every now and again.

Your nutrition and the relationship you have with it feeds hugely into your physical and mental health.

Credit: @sarahdufflifestyleandfitness



My name is Bette. I'm a 34 year old female from Turkey. My occupation is a website designer and I work from a home office. I have struggled with my weight since puberty. Still figuring out.

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