Hey world! Welcome to Lazy Girl Lifting.
If you’re here reading this page and wondering to yourself “Why should read this blog if she’s lazy? Why shouldn’t I follow a fitness blogger that’s fitter, hotter, and more active?”
Great questions! With my blog, you’re not going to get a spectacular 4-week “Before and After” transformation. You won’t get tips on how to be gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, salt-free, Paleo, etc, etc. What you will get here is a very personal account of my journey from a mostly sedentary lifestyle to an active one, with the goal of one day competing in my first powerlifting competition.
Why do I want to get fit? It’s not really for weight loss (though an admirable goal), or to get the hottest bikini body or squat booty (though I’d be lying if I said that isn’t a fringe benefit). It wasn’t until a few years ago when I started getting severe back pain that I realized I needed to make some serious lifestyle changes. A couple of years ago, I was introduced to weightlifting. It was never a form of exercise I ever thought I could do — weights are big and heavy, I’m small and weak. But once I started, it quickly became the most effective and empowering workout I’ve ever done and, when consistent, helped prevent my recurring back injuries. (You can read my full story here).
For me, building an active lifestyle is not just about getting “fit.” It’s about becoming the strongest, healthiest, most pain-free version of myself. It’s about not accepting back pain, low energy, or digestive issues as inevitable but instead preventable. Of course, all that is easier said than done since as a self-labeled “lazy girl,” there’s nothing I love more than binge-watching a Netflix show lying in bed.
I hope what you find here is an inspiring, relatable and a unique perspective on fitness, strength training, and getting active!