Two months ago, I started going to the gym. It was terrifying.
I’ve never lifted weights before, save for a few weeks one summer in high school, and I’m about 30 pounds overweight, with pockets of fat slapped in various places around my body.
My first day at the gym, a Ronda Rousey look-alike was strutting around doing exercises on literally every machine. JJ Watt was posted up by the mirror doing bicep curls with 120 pound dumbbells in each hand.
I walked over, picked up some twenty-five-pounds weights, and started doing chest presses like a child. [Read more…]