Hello there and welcome to From T-rex to Tigress. So glad you stopped by! Allow me to give you a little background about the name I have chosen for my blog as you must be wondering about the meaning behind it. My name is Charlotte and I’m simply an average woman on a quest to become fitter and healthier, but with a twist. Can I transform my pear-shaped body from t-rex to tigress with the right diet and exercise? Or is it just a matter of genetics and this is an impossible feat? You see, my mother is a pear shape too. I call my present body shape a t-rex because this dinosaur was also a pear shape, built with a tiny upper body and heavy lower body. However, this never stopped this carnivorous powerhouse from being on top of the food chain and out-running its prey. Must have been those powerful legs! No disrespect to the t-rex, but my ambition is to become a tigress, with a more balanced body and muscular proportions, especially more width in the shoulders and upper back. The most frustrating part of being a pear shape is my inability to find a pair of jeans that fit me comfortably. I’m totally serious! Usually the waist is far too big, but the hip region is far too snug.
Common Features of the T-Rex Body:
- Small bust line and shoulders
- Poor posture
- Delicate, tiny wrists comparable in size to a child’s (I’ve done the wrap around test.)
- Lanky and lean up top, holds weight/fat in the thigh region, but often with a smaller waist and flat stomach
- Poor upper body strength, yet tremendous leg strength. I can squat like nobody’s business, but find push-ups, pull-ups and press-ups difficult
Sharp teeth made for tearing up plant-eaters
I aim to become a tigress through eating a clean diet of less processed foods and more fresh, nutrient-filled foods and applying a weight training program that will add mass to my upper body. I have discovered that a routine of heavy weight training transforms the body like no other form of physical activity. I am not afraid of heavy lifting, getting bulky and love the look of a muscular physique. For the lower body, a lot of cardio and endurance training will be on the agenda. All of you fitness bloggers out in the blogosphere, I welcome your comments, fitness tips and advice. I know I will never have Angela Bassette’s arms or Monica Brant’s shoulders, but if I could work towards a tiny fraction of what these ladies have, I’ll be happy. I do realize that this will not be an easy quest, but have many challenges ahead. I am known to love my wine and decadent desserts. However, I think blogging about it will hold me accountable and will lead to connecting with encouraging people who may be on their own personal journey to live a healthier life.
I aim to inspire through true stories from my own experiences and other men and women on their own personal fitness quests. I myself have tried many diet fads from no carbs, low carbs, no dairy, and all of the above but Atkins usually ended up making me a Fatkins. Now my philosophy is a little more simple. Enjoy all the foods that life has to offer in moderation and never stop dancing, running, zumbaing or whatever it is you just do to stay active. I am not an expert or professional in the fitness industry. I don’t consider myself to be a healthy living blogger. I’m just a person trying to live a healthier life one day at a time. I hope you enjoy reading my posts and gain some inspiration, insight and hopefully a few chuckles too. If I can help one reader, then this blog will be so worth it. Hope you enjoy.
Hey, let’s connect and share our passion for fitness and fun! I love comments and engagement from readers. Feel free to drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Disclaimer: I am not a certified personal trainer, dietician or nutritionist. Any menus and workout plans that I share on this blog are ones that have given me positive results in my personal fitness goals. Try all or any workouts or meals at your own discretion.