I went back to my kickboxing gym after three months of taking a break to save money. On my second day back I attended a strength class. I didn't know what muscle group we'd be working, but I had been to strength classes before so I didn't give it a second thought.
Biceps. And there were more men than I had ever seen in a class before (ahem, first red flag). Not only that, but these men were ripped. I reminded myself that just because I'm a small, petite woman with nonexistent biceps that didn't mean I wasn't deserving of being in that class.