“I eventually spent two hours a day working out just killing my body, you know, running around white rock lake or different parts of the city,” Sasha recalled. “I wasn’t noticing myself feeling any better or my clothes fitting any differently.”
All that running, five miles, ten miles, half marathons–her body composition was stuck in the same spot.
“The increase in distance didn’t make a difference in my body.”
Until Sasha went to Crossfit214 in Dallas where she started weight training; like a lot people she thought it might be counter-productive.
Tyler Nicholson said he hears it all the time.
“It’s a hard sell off the bat,” Tyler admitted. “Especially with some of our female population, they’re reticent to lift weights, they don’t want to get big and we really have to play the trust card.”
Tyler said it’s not so much about losing weight but rather burning fat and weight lifting ignites the fire.
“The way weight lifting relates to burning fat is weight lifting can cause a gain in lean muscle mass and lean muscles mass is your metabolic engine,” Tyler said. “If you add a little bit of lean muscle you burn calories even just sitting around, even when you’re not exercising.”
Sounds pretty good, right? Pretty soon Sasha noticed something different–and not what you would think.
“I’ve seen, I guess numerically the same weight that I did before when I was running half marathons but I’ve noticed all of my clothes fit differently,” Sasha said with a smile. “All my tops, I have to get taken in for alteration and what not.”
And her jeans from high school fit better than ever. Sasha got exactly what she wanted without losing or gaining weight.
“I’ve gotten to the point where the number does not concern me at all,” Sasha said.