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Never be afraid to try something new, who knows, it might not bite.

I remember when I was a little girl, my mother asking me the same thing to this day she asks me:

and I have always had the same response, yes my career changed a few times, but I always made sure to include the one thing I was absolutely passionate about,

And now that I’m becoming mature, I have decided that it is time for me to take action in these things that I have been saying for years I want to accomplish, but how could a fourteen year old girl make a difference in the world?

Not That Kind of Person

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For the past month I've been working out regularly under the tutelage of Dick Talens, the founder of Fitocracy, and for the first time ever I'm making actual gains. Seven pounds gained so far, and substantial increases in the weights I can lift.

When we first started going back and forth about the training, I said something to the effect of, "I have the irrational idea that I can't possibly gain weight no matter what I do." I gave Crossfit a try for a while, and probably gained around 3-5 pounds within a year and tried Tim's Occam's Protocol with no real success. Back when I had a house I put a bench in my server room and even rigged up a lat pulldown system by putting pulleys in the ceilng. No gains there, either.

The reason I decided to get training from Dick was because I figured I could put to rest once and for all the question of whether or not I'm able to build muscle. I wanted to know what was possible, how much effort it required, and how much time it would take. As I rested in between sets today in the gym, I kept thinking about how I never thought I could gain weight, just because "I'm not that kind of person". I thought about other times I've felt that way and been wrong, and the different patterns these thoughts fall into.

There is No Way

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