"Beauty is the opposite of perfection - it’s about confidence, charisma and character."
love yourself. show them how it’s done.
MOTIVATION: more than just the workout.
When I say working out is about WAY MORE than working out, THIS is what I mean. Click thru for the story. Can you relate?? I know I can. BIG TIME.
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Jodi Markley, SVP of Operations @ ESPN via LearnVest’s “How I Made It in a ‘Man’s’ Field: 5 High-Powered Women Tell All”
Body follows mind. Use your body and you’ll fall in love with your abilities, your spirit and yourself. #workoutmotivation
dailyMYB: CAN ONE WORKOUT CHANGE EVERYTHING?
One workout can change a lot. Getting started is often the toughest part of hitting your fitness goals — or even just getting started that day or week. But truthfully, all it takes is ONE WORKOUT. Here’s why.
One great benefit of living an active lifestyle is having a body that looks its best. Often, that’s a huge goal we all have at the start of any fitness regimen — to look our best. So what can one workout do? Literally one workout can shift the way you look — at yourself. The way we see ourselves affects how we speak to ourselves, how we think about ourselves and what our minds decide we can or cannot do. Completing one single workout can revolutionize the way you see yourself, the way you feel and how you assume others see you — all for the better.
One workout can create momentum. Before that workout, all you could think about was being tired, run down and out of energy. But post workout, you remind yourself just how much energy and zing you get out of that workout. You remind yourself how AWESOME it feels to complete that workout. And it makes you want to come back for more. Creating momentum sometimes only takes one workout to kick it off — and keep you going.
Before a workout, we’re often not sure if we’ll make it. But when we get out there and try our best, we come to realize that we CAN do it. And then we want to do it some more! While we fuss about what others often think, the person whose thoughts are most important, are our own. Completing just one single workout can prove to yourself you can do more than you thought. And you’ll have no choice but to get back out there and prove it again and again — in and outside of the fitness arena.
All it takes it ONE workout! Get out there and get yours!
MOTIVATION: your body.
It’s a tool. It’s a machine. Use it. Fuel it. Love it.
“Dove hired a FBI sketch artist to draw seven women as they described themselves from behind a curtain. Then, someone else is asked to describe the same woman and the sketch artist completes another drawing.”
Powerful and beautiful message.
Fitness will mess with your head. Let it.
Fitness can change the way you feel about yourself, change what you see in the mirror, change the way you feel in your clothes. It can shift your relationships with food, friends and work. It can make you into a morning person. It can stop guilt from setting in on certain occasions. It will change your self-esteem, up your swagger, and revolutionize that inner dialogue. Let it.
Fitness will revamp you from the inside out. It will get into your head, stay there, and continue to mess with it as long as you’re putting the effort forth. Let it. Of all the millions of mixed marketing messages, billboards on every road and every screen, and push pull of the latest trends that are all ALREADY messing with your head, you might as well give fitness a chance to get in there, too.
Change the way you see yourself. Move your booty.
Emily @ Move Your Booty
"The only real elegance is in the mind; if you’ve got that, the rest really comes from it." ~ Diana Vreeland.
YES girl!! A true real life experience to prove just how much your scale can mess with your head and progress.
This post is a couple days in the making but after reading Move Your Booty’s email of the day I knew it was perfect timing.
This past weekend I was at home for my high school best friend’s wedding shower. Typically my trips home lately have been just 1 day and rarely spending the night….
MOTIVATION: love your body.
What if someone hated you because of the way you LOOK.
Instead of appreciating all that you DO.
That’s precisely what we do to our own bodies every day.
Read an awesome Strala Yoga blog post on the topic.
How many of us can sincerely say that we love our bodies? (not just because we have the perfect size, height, or right amount of muscles) Until I started practicing yoga, I didn’t realize how disconnected we can be from our body. We can be quite demanding towards our body, especially when it comes to appearance: we want it to look a certain way or weigh a certain amount. On the other hand, we can also be so detached from our body that we just don’t care about what it looks like (but I will save this topic for future discussion). When we try to make our body meet our mind’s expectations, we can easily abuse our bodies without even realizing it.
For various reasons, many of us develop an expectation for what our body should look like. We want to be leaner, taller, or more muscular. It could be to have a successful relationship, fit into a particular group of people, or succeed in a career. Working out and dieting are probably the most common approaches to achieve these goals. These two approaches can do good things for us, but done without mindfulness of our body, workout can simply feel like a chore, and dieting often means depriving ourselves of the food we like. Most of us who engage in mindless, repetitive exercise would find it hard to be excited to do the workout. Also, probably few people would be naturally inclined to choose kale or spinach over say, pizza or burger. We may feel like we are constantly at war with our body, because we have to force it do the workout we don’t really want to do, and eat the food that that we don’t particularly enjoy.