2. EXPLAINING OUR BMI TO DOCTORS WHO DON’T LIFT
BMI stands for Body Mass Index, a measurement healthcare professionals still use to evaluate our bodyweight. The issue here is the simplicity of the formula: it’s way too simple to give an accurate measurement for female athletes. The weight is generalized. What it doesn’t take into the account is the actual fat percentage.
‘You’re moving every day. You’re making better food choices. Don’t worry, you’re doing a great job.’
1. CONSTANTLY EXPLAINING TO PEOPLE WHY WE LIFT
Because it makes us happy. And this is the only correct answer to give people who keep nagging about what we shouldn’t do, and how what we do is not appropriate for ladies. I quit explaining about how good it is for your health, confidence and life. Simply saying it makes me happy is enough. And it explains the whole story.