There was a time when I was only comfortable going into the gym and doing cardio, swimming or jogging or something that I was familiar with. When I met my husband, we started going to the gym together. He is a bodybuilder (for fun, not competing) and his workouts looked way more fun than mine, as well as intensive and purposeful. I wanted to know more, so I asked him to teach me. Five years later and it is still one of the best experiences of every day. I love lifting weights. Not only did it improve my strength, body mechanics, and chronic back pain, it gave me freedom to shape my body. I learned how to create a shape where I had never really had any, there's always something new to learn, and I find the whole experience incredibly empowering. Any other ladies that found this when they started lifting, or who want to start lifting weights?