Here I am before I began getting serious about lifting weights, just a short time ago. As you can see, my arms have no definition and just hang from my shoulders like noodles. Sure, I’m not fat (not where this picture shows, ha!), but, hey, a vegan diet and moderate exercise will do that for ya. What you can’t see in this photo is the cellulite on my pancake flat butt and the cellulite on my “saddlebags” on my thighs. Also, any time I needed to lift anything heavy around the house, I’d have to get help. And if I didn’t—I would hurt my back. In fact, I did herniate a disc and ended up in the hospital after trying to lift a heavy box on my own. It took me months of horrible drugs and physical therapy to recover from that. I recently read an interview with a female body builder who says that she was in a car accident and shattered 5 vertebrae. The normal prognosis for something like that is paralysis. But the muscles in her back kept her spinal cord in alignment and she was able to make a full recovery! Just goes to show how important muscle training is to the spine and how many injuries can be prevented (or recovered from faster) if one has some muscle in the back! Anyways, enough on the practicality of muscle tone—I’ll be honest, I want it because it looks amazing! I’ve always seen other women with ripped abs and a higher, tighter butt than mine and been jealous. Now that I’m about to turn 40, it’s high time I did something about that!

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2 Responses to “Before” the Journey Began

  1. JACK says:

    I USUALLY DON’T GO TO FEMALE BODY BUILDER SITES, BUT YOU ARE AN EXCEPTION.YOU HAVE A LOT TO START WITH, YOU ARE AGOOD LOOKING GIRL.I AM SURE THAT YOU WILL DO WELL. LOVE DAD

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