For as long as I can remember I've thought muscular physiques are beautiful. Wanting to be the best I can be, it's only fitting that I should work to gain muscle, myself.
When I was 11 I was the assistant tumbling instructor for a woman who lifted weights and had a gym connected to her house. I really admired her and thought she had the coolest situation a person could possibly be in. :) It was also around that time that I began reading bodybuilding magazines and watching movies and television shows with more muscular female body types represented.
It wasn't until more recent years that I had enough control over what I do with my time and what I eat to make much progress. I'd say I've been hard at it for 3-4 years. I've been fortunate that I've been learning about it since I was a kid, but there always seems to be more to learn and apply.
Why I Love it
I love being able to appreciate my body for what it can do, not just for what it looks like.
My time at the gym always leaves me feeling as though I've accomplished something that day.