The Intelligent & Relentless Pursuit of Muscle™
Figure Athlete Logs
 
ThunderCat Start Posting!
1
 

Barachiel
Level 10

Join date: Sep 2008
Posts: 961

This was made for you, so to speak :)


  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
 

Lonnie123
Level 5

Join date: Jun 2004
Posts: 6245

Nice, a whole forum section just for Cat! But you know what they say, If you build it...

  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
 

Ct. Rockula
Level 2

Join date: Oct 2008
Posts: 17144

I do think this will motivate a lot of women here who may be confused about a "path".

  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
 

eyesontheprize
Level 1

Join date: Sep 2008
Posts: 86

Ct. Rockula, I think you are so right. I know this site cleared up a ton of things for me. Had me trading in my little pink dumbells :D


ThuunderCat, please get on here and post! If this forum was made for you, what a huge compliment! Love to follow your journey!

  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
 

Barachiel
Level 10

Join date: Sep 2008
Posts: 961

Hopefully my encouragement of my friend has not embarrassed her. :*)

  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
 

eyesontheprize
Level 1

Join date: Sep 2008
Posts: 86

Sounds like she's a tough cookie. Come on Thunder, don't make me be the only one keeping a log!!! ;)

  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
 

Thunder Cat
Level 3

Join date: Jun 2011
Posts: 84

WOW! I'm so honored! Thank you to all for the encouragement! I wish I found this website a lot sooner in life, it may have motivated me to start working out earlier than my 30s. I still can't believe that anyone has interest in my experience or what I have to say.... I guess I've gotten so use to working with high school students that I almost expect to be tuned out, LOL. (actually, the kids I work with are really pretty good)

@Barachiel - My Friend!!!! :) How are you? I was just telling someone about the beautiful weather we had that week in Colorado, I still miss it there.

So, I feel like this is a really big decision of where to post... what to do, what to do??? I had already started a thread a few days ago on the Body Building forum, before I even realized this forum had been created.

Here is the link to my current thread.
http://tnation.T-Nation.com/..._novice_to_open

I really want to post in both places, but I don't want to seem like a glutten... I think, for now I'm going to continue with my original thread in the BB forum, but I will definitely be a regular visitor/contributer to the Figure Athletes Forum as well. It's AWESOME that they created this forum and integrated it into the T Nation site. However, I also think that women shouldn't be intimidated to contribute or post to the Body Building forum as well.

I know that was one of the reasons I only did cardio for over a year at my gym... I was intimidated to go over to the weights area by myself, where all the men are. Now, I feel empowered on the "man side" of the gym and I get respect there, they see that I train just as hard and spend just as much (if not more) time there. I want that intimidation factor to change, I want more women in my gym (and in general) to weight train, I want them to know that it feels better to be strong instead of skinny, and that it's the media or conventional wisdom that says you'll look like a man if you train hard. The same goes for online. This forum is a WONDERFUL place, and I'm glad to be here at its creation, but, that shouldn't stop any woman from visiting/contributing to the Body Building forum as well!

I've also been reading some of the stuff on the Powerful Women forum. I'm still familiarizing myself with all the different areas of this website, it's chock full of information... I'll def be spending more online time here.

sorry to ramble! :)

  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
 

eyesontheprize
Level 1

Join date: Sep 2008
Posts: 86

Ramble on! I will definitely go check out the other forums as well. This site is full of great information. :)

  Post New Thread | Reply | Quote | Report
1