"I Want Your Arms!"

Women often say to me, "I love your arms! I want my arms to look just like yours!"

Of course, I'm flattered when I hear this. Always makes you feel good to know that your hard work shows.  :) I wish I could tell them it's easy; that they could just do a bunch of dumbbell curls and tricep kickbacks with 5 pound weights for a few months and get "toned" arms. But in reality, for me at least, it's taken years of heavy lifting to get my arms to look the way they do, and I'm still working on them!
So, what I'd like to tell them is this: you CAN get arms like mine, but are you are willing to...
Get up and go to the gym to train, even on the days you don't feel like it?

Give each workout session 100% and not just go through the motions?

Make your workouts a priority and not just something you do when you “find time”?

Toss the pink Barbie weights and lift HEAVY-heavy enough that you have to strain and make ugly faces?

Push yourself to work a little harder, to add more weight to the bar, or do a few more reps or sets week to week?

Eat a ton of chicken, turkey, eggs, and broccoli when you'd rather have a bowl of cereal?

Have a protein shake for a snack instead of a candy bar?

Be consistent and stick to your plan, even when you don't see results fast enough?

Do all these things over and over and over for years and years and years?
If you are, then you can get the arms AND the body that you've always wanted! You just have to be willing to put in the work. Lift heavy, be consistent, do lots of pullups, rows and presses, and make sure to get your nutrition on track. Then just have patience and give it TIME...
and don't forget to have fun in the process! :)


  1. Great stuff here. I am totally guilty of this - two months into a program I say it's not working. But if I go back and look at pictures from two years ago, there definitely IS a difference. Oh and by the way, I want your arms. :)

    1. Thanks, Mary! Well, now you know what to do. ;)

  2. This is so right on. It takes work! And I'm nowhere near your fitness level but I know that if I want to see more change in my own body, it means work. Thanks for that reminder!

    1. It's definitely not easy...but that's what makes it all the more gratifying when you get the results. :)


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