5 Muscle Building Gym Exercises

Updated: Jun 17, 2020

I am a girl who lifts weights.

I didn't think I would ever be interested in the 'gym life,' but it's been one of the best additions to my life ever!

I started strength training about two years ago, and can't imagine my life without it.

Let me be clear though- this was *after* I started eating better. While I was still eating the SAD (Standard American) diet I was much to fatigued to work out. I tried all the time, but I would instantly feel sick to my stomach, bloated, and super tired- so I always gave up. Exercise just wasn't my 'thing.'

The reality is, that it is incredibly hard to do intense work outs if you aren't properly fueling your body.

You can do it, but it's like fighting an uphill battle. It feels harder than it should, and you hardly reap the benefits of mood and energy boosts- because your diet consistently makes you feel the opposite way.

So, fixing my food issues came first- lifting at the gym came next.

At first it felt really hard, foreign, and I was suuuuuper sore.

Thankfully, I had an experienced gym rat helping me learn.