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For the women out there, don't be afraid to be strong! Strong does not mean big. Strong means using your body's potential. Strong is empowering. Strong means not getting osteoporosis when you're older because you were afraid to lift weights in your 20s and 30s. Strong means confident. Strong means your body is burning calories all of the time, trying to maintain the muscle. And I've heard that "skinny-fat" is no longer fashionable: "Strong is the New Sexy" and "Strong is the New Skinny"!
I did it! I finally did it! This was all I could think for at least a month after completing the Iron Maiden Challenge. For anyone unfamiliar with this challenge, an Iron Maiden must complete a pistol, pull up, and strict press with the 24kg kettlebell (Beast Tamer: 48kg). I struggled with each of the…