on the idea that crossfit makes women “bulky”.

I’ve just had my 1st anniversary at crossfit. I’m 74 yrs old, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at 71 yrs of age. I consulted with a dietician about wt loss & I lost about 10 lbs & my Dr. told me I had lost about 30% of my muscle…not good for diabetes… Muscles have a lot to do with sugar uptake & insulin use. I like crossfit because it has brought my muscles to a better place. Do I look it..NO!! I have lost 50 pds since I’ve been at crossfit in one year!!! Those muscles have NOT been allowed to atrophy!! And that has helpedy diabetes. Along the way I’ve been diagnosed with inoperable grade 4 pancreatic adenocarcinoma & I have missed going to crossfit for 4 mos. it’s done a lot to mrote weakness & so last week I went BACK to crossfit & I can already FEEL the difference!! The coaches we have are TERRIFIC!!! They work WITH you. I’m on chemo & my blood picture is GREAT… The oncology team told me, “on paper you look GREAT” & I told them ,”in person I don’t look too bad either!!”