Hey everyone! So, as you may or may not know, but you probably do if you follow me on dailymile, I started my first ever lifting program September 7, 2011 after I hurt my hamstring and figured that I wouldn’t be able to run for a while (I was right).
I chose The New Rules of Lifting for Women because, at the time, it seemed like everyone was doing it and touting it as the greatest thing ever. So, I bought the book, read it, and began (okay, I really started before I finished reading the book, but let’s ignore that part). Not only did I begin, but I loved it. And, seriously, with a tagline like “Lift like a man, Look like a goddess” you just have to check it out.
I’ve seen such immense changes in my strength and in my body and I can’t wait to see where the rest of the stages will take me. For an idea of where I’ve come in the first 6 weeks, I’m providing some tables comparing where I started to where I finished Stage 1 on two different levels: increased number of reps and increased weight.
Although I didn’t think to take a “before” picture or to take measurements or anything, I did take some pictures of my newly formed muscles. To me, the aesthetics are more important than the actual numbers themselves. Cue self-conscious body pictures, go!
I can’t wait to continue on with this program and grow even stronger! Check back in a few weeks when I will do a recap of the second stage as well. The rest are shorter than the first, so I promise that you won’t have to wait two months again :-).
Have you done the NROLFW lifting program?
Oh, hey, look, I’m not super bulky go figure, hmm?
Would you guys be at all interested in me doing a post on the supplements that I use?