Lifting weights has taught me to ditch obsessing over the numbers and focus on how strong and healthy I feel. As much as I have gained strength on the inside, weight lifting has done me loads of good, on the outside:
The night is not safe. The streets are not safe. Public transport is not safe. These are things people tell you and warn you about. These are things they tell us about. What they don't tell you is that it could happen in places you least expect--in a doctor's chair, in your office, in an elevator.