About Me

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 disrespectย 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.

Do these claws look good with these saddlebags?
Do these saddle bags look good with these claws?

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. ย 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 ย me an email at weathyarms00@gmail.com

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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.

59 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Ah yeh… I know this too well. Finding jean’s that fit my legs but are not too big around the waist. I wear leggings most of the time, because jeans are simply too uncomfortable. Also trying to get those legs thinner. I think running helps a little ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Thank you for the blessing of your visit, I am quite sure I will learn some things while visiting your site, Tigress, I think you will be able to accomplish that change, you know mind over matter, what you stick to, a little hard work and you will achieve your dream and more! Have a blessed and wonderful weekend!

      1. So grateful you are not following fad diets. As you know the only good diet is one that can be maintained for a lifetime. Eating sensibly as you’ve indicated is best! Well done. As a nutritional counselor, along with prescribing nutritional sense, I enjoy finding out why patients self-destructed when most people know what to do already. (People are fascinating and I so enjoy motivating toward authentic health, not fads!) Gotta follow and keep praying you are ready for success. Blessings,

      1. Thank you so much!! Seriously was not always this way!

        But yes. Pinterest has helped me grow my blog so much!! And putting links to your social media sites can help increase your reach, too!

  3. Hello fellow awardee! I found you through Ellie of http://newcreationsministries.wordpress.com/2014/11/13/thank-you-for-one-lovely-blog-award/
    I’ve taught fitness classes for over a decade but the older I get the harder it is to stay in shape!! AS you write about, weights and mindfulness are the way to go!! Good luck Tigress!!
    Congratulations on your award & I look forward to following your blog!
    Blessings of ARTistry, CREATivity & BEaUty, Jody

  4. Hi Charlotte! Just found your blog! Looking froward to reading your archives as I’ve just started a health and wellness journey a few months ago. Just started following your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Hey! What’s the weather like in Toronto for the next 4-5 weeks and from history? Is Vancouver and Ontario cooler in temperature? What would I do for adventure in Toronto, knowing me(besides hiking)?

  6. HI Tigress, Of my many followers several have become as close as sisters in their encouragement and you are certainly one of them. I wanted to nominate you for the Sisterhood of the World Award and hope you’ll accept. I plan on posting it tomorrow with all the info you’ll need. This one is fun and I’ll learn a lot about you too! Hope you’ll accept, blessings across the miles,

  7. Hello, new friend! Just clicking around the blogosphere and commenting on blogs that I think are fun and interesting, and youโ€™re one of them. October is my birthday month, so consider this an invitation to my month-long birthday party. Hope to see you over at Thatโ€™s So Jacob sometime! Ciao for now!

    1. Thanks so much. Your comment truly warms my heart. Just want to express that I thank you so much for sharing about your recovery with me here. Best wishes and blessings to you on your road to a healthy life!

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