NSV I got called an "ant" at work

NaurielR Posts: 429 Member
I work at a zoo and frequently have to lift and carry heavy things. My co worker mentioned that I was like an ant because I'm "tiny, but can lift 50 times my weight". I have been strength training for almost a year because I'm only 4'11" and my previous regimen of cardio only exercise left me skinny but embarrassingly weak. I feel proud that my hard work has been noticed. I weigh more than when I only ran for exercise, but even though I'm heavier now I am so much happier with how my body looks and functions.

Have any of you had similar experiences?


  • Rayedar
    Rayedar Posts: 22 Member
    I love this! It feels so great to have a strong body :)
  • wateryphoenix
    wateryphoenix Posts: 644 Member
    Wooo! Congratulations! That's an awesome compliment =D
  • engodwin
    engodwin Posts: 516 Member
    Great job! I wanna be an ant!
  • AnjaliSD
    AnjaliSD Posts: 42 Member
    What a strange and wonderful compliment!
  • onefortyone
    onefortyone Posts: 531 Member
    Awesome! Haha I agree it's a bit of a weird compliment but probably more normal for people working around animals. I love weight training and having functional arms! I like bringing the groceries up the stairs to our apartment in one trip! I'll never be an ant at 5'8"ish but I could be a carriage donkey one day lol.
  • Penthesilea514
    Penthesilea514 Posts: 1,189 Member
    That is a fun compliment! Congratulations on your hard work :) Thanks for sharing!
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