I lifted weights for three years and met more women, who wanted to lose weight, wouldn't join me because they didn't want to be built like a man. Altho I tried to assure them they wouldn't, not enough testosterone, I couldn't convince them of the benefits.
Apparently I am a bit of a man! So you never know ;)
I was a bit offended by a work colleague. I mentioned going to the gym and starting to get fit and the possibility of weights.. he said 'what do you want to change about yourself?' I said absolutely nothing, I am happy the way I am, I just want to be fit and active. And he gave me a raised eyebrow.
I won't be going with him!
I have found a few gyms in the area, but the one on camp is free. I think I am going to focus on my running until the weather stops that. I will continue with it during the winter on a treadmill, but also start with the weights. There are a few military PTI's who will help set up a programme. I need to do some sort of weight lifting. For a tab, I could be carrying up to 25kg, with a weapon, walk/jogging over 10-15 miles. In boots. Challenge accepted!
Will let you all know how it goes, though. I think you have to tailor programmes to what fits you, what you want to accomplish, and your life style. I can't get to a gym every day, three-four days max etc.
Pics before and duration will be done!