That’s me in the crystal ball. More than 25 years ago, I saw a magazine with natural, female bodybuilders in it and my life changed. I loved the look of all that beautiful muscle and that’s what drew me to the gym. I never managed to put on as much muscle as I wanted but I certainly changed my physique for the better and along the way discovered all the wonderful benefits (like stress reduction) that bodybuilding brings into your life.
More than once, I had someone (usually a well meaning relative) tell me not to “get any bigger” that “muscles aren’t feminine” or that I was starting to “look like a man.” They didn’t appreciate the aesthetic I love so much but save a few moments of thought the first couple of times it happened, the advice had no effect whatsoever on my determination in the gym.
Here’s to all the ladies who, like me, think women with a little muscle on their bones are gorgeous!