Hey you with those pink dumbbells….

Keep on lifting them!

Day 2: Buck Trends

Just because it’s popular doesn’t mean it’s smart or good for you. Enlist fellow trend buckers and create a trend of your own.

I recently saw this image posted on Instagram.

Hey You with Those Pink Dumbbells sarahkayhoffman.com

After I immediately unfollowed the account (it was not @ausiephysique), I thought to myself,

But why? What was the point of that? 

There are not two types of females in the world, and even if there were, they would surely not be categorized by cardio-no-buns and squats-all-buns.

The trend right now might be to lift heavy weights, have chiseled abs and to have perfectly sculpted and lifted glutes. But having those things doesn’t make you any more or any less of a woman.

I prefer lifting heavier, doing less cardio and engaging in the “beast mode” session. But I am not a beast, and beauty is not only found via washboard abs. And furthermore, if I were to do those things all the time and try to achieve what the current trend is, I would regress on this health journey; my adrenal fatigue would get worse, thyroid functionality decrease and I’d likely lose my female cycle again. 

Hey You with Those Pink Dumbbells sarahkayhoffman.com Not a beast mode sarahkayhoffman.com

So I choose to go against the current trend for 50% of the time.

And what if you like to lift lighter weights, go for more reps, enjoy a long run or simply just explore while hiking in nature? And what if said activities left you with the glutes on the left side of the picture? Does that really make you any less of a woman or any less “healthy?” No.

Come with me….buck trends. Do what’s best for you. And if your buns scream “I do cardio,” vs. “I do squats,” then smile because you are doing the very best you can, with what you have, for what you desire and how you engage in the healthiest you yet.


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  1. I rarely do squats, but I certainly have the backside of one who does! I finally quit fighting genetics – I have my dad’s legs and my mom’s butt and they power me through lots of long runs. My husband got me to stop worrying about my big calves, he calls me Intimidator!

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