This blog chronicles my adventures with The New Rules of Lifting for Women. I began the program in January of this year after deciding that I wanted to transform my body and get into the best shape of my life. So far, so good.

In my non-lifting time I’m working on my PhD (sociology), reading (usually trashy novels), doing yoga (I’m a 200-hr certified teacher), and traveling (anywhere and everywhere that will take me).

I also blog over at the doctorate diaries.

Feel free to contact me via the comment boxes below!



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      • mine blog’s not as exciting – just funky food! awesome idea to start a blog about your NRL4W experience, especially b/c you go through a lot of exciting firsts through the program and the progress is amazing. For instance, my grip was horrendous on stage 1 and now I can deadlift 90 pounds no problem. With the lunges though, I invested in some lifting straps actually, it was the only way I could lunge more than 33lbs per hand…

    • HA! Amazing. It’s funny – I’m actually at UBC as well (like the researcher in the article) 🙂 Are you doing your PhD too?

      Thanks for passing that along!

  1. Very nice! How do you like The New Rules of Lifting for Women? I started Rachel Cosgrove’s Female Body Breakthrough program (similar, I think) and LOVE it. I’m now addicted to weight training… so I’m excited to read more of your posts!

    • Hey Lori, thanks so much for stopping by!

      I’m totally loving the program! I know some people find the long stages a bit boring, but honestly, I’ve been having a good time with them. I take my time on every exercise and really give it my all – how could that be boring!?

      I actually recently stumbled across Rachel Cosgrove’s website – she’s incredible! I’d be interested to check out her program after NROLFW, perhaps (although I’ve also heard that Starting Strength is amazing)…I’m going to check out your blog now 🙂

  2. Girl, your blog is awesome and so inspirational!! I’m just now getting into the blogging world and loving it 🙂 It’s so amazing to meet other women who aren’t afraid of weight training–I mean why are girls SO scared?! It’s SO FUN! 😀 Best of luck with NROLFW, I hear the program is rockin. Can’t wait to read more of your posts, keep up the awesome work!

  3. Love your blog! I was wondering if you’d like to exchange links? I write about fitness, relationships, eating disorder recover, and emotional management. I personally am recovered from both an eating disorder and a long-term abusive relationship, and I really attribute my recovery to my discovered passion for REAL fitness.

    My site is http://www.LifeWithCheeseburgers.com. Would love to hear what you think!

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