Writing Drastically Aged Me In Six Months. How I’m Reversing It

Karina Pawlak
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9 min readMar 30, 2024

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Picture of author at the gym

July 2023, I am soccer mom supreme. Not only do I cheer, I kickass on the field. Ten year old boys are tough, but I am tougher. Okay, only marginally, but still. I am in the gym every day and I lift heavy. Weights move like butter. I have a knee issue, but it dissipates upon warm up. I also look good. My abs are not as defined as I want them, but they are visible. Either way, I am…

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Karina Pawlak
ILLUMINATION

Philosopher. Artist. Powerlifter. Author of Lifting Weights & Growing Organs. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1927023939