Weight lifting could change your life

June 13th, 2011  |  Published in Stumpblog  |  8 Comments

I am a big fan of The Guardian so I was especially thrilled to get an interview published there. Check it out!

“When you do your first pull-up, or push-up, it’s an incredible feeling of accomplishment… You start to feel like maybe you could do anything. You also conquer fear and apprehension. Getting underneath a heavy bar can be terrifying.”


  1. chris_in_cal says:

    June 13th, 2011at 9:01 pm(#)

    You totally totally totally deserve it! Seeing your mention made my day.

    Screw Michelle Obama, you outta be leading the charge to get us flabby Americans butched up. I’m happy for you.

  2. Dana says:

    June 14th, 2011at 4:31 am(#)

    Love this! So glad to see when media get it :)

  3. R-Jud says:

    June 14th, 2011at 6:56 am(#)

    Greetings from a lurker. When I saw the thumbnail image for that article, I yelled “That’s Mistress Krista!” My business partner was a bit perplexed.

  4. Susan Olding says:

    June 14th, 2011at 7:36 pm(#)

    Yay, Krista! Well done! Great to see your pic there, too.

  5. mingy says:

    June 15th, 2011at 6:03 am(#)

    That is a gorgeous, sexy photo of you Mistress Krista!

  6. Mistress Krista says:

    June 15th, 2011at 6:29 am(#)

    @mingy: Thank you! All credit to Joy Olayta — joyolayta.com

  7. Bex says:

    June 17th, 2011at 12:29 am(#)

    I read this, funnily enough, though I come onto this site from time to time, one of the quotes really hit home for me (it takes a while for this shit to sink in…)

    (the one about loving your own body instead of aspiring to someone elses…)

    Is nice to see – the Guardian doesn’t usually inspire me lol

  8. Terra says:

    June 26th, 2011at 8:20 am(#)

    That was a good article, though I admit I’m not a big fan of that gradual approach to the “big boys'” section of the gym. It sounds like she’s working on overcoming intimidation as much as gaining strength, and I would have liked to see her address that more, as this is something that keeps both women and men out of the weight room. I hope when she makes it to the “serious lifting” area she’ll write a follow-up, which I expect will be along the lines of “I don’t know what I was so afraid of!”

    It’s astonishing that in 2011 it’s still a widespread belief that lifting heavy will make a woman bulk up and end up looking like a man. I work in a lab in one of the world’s top science/engineering universities, and the very intelligent, well-educated women in the lab tend to believe this – even though they have me there as an example that this is simply not true.

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