It’s never too late to begin. Because today is the day. #workoutmotivation
Jodi Markley, SVP of Operations @ ESPN via LearnVest’s “How I Made It in a ‘Man’s’ Field: 5 High-Powered Women Tell All”
MOTIVATION: quit QUITTING!
How to stop quitting on those goals — BIG AND SMALL! — from the ever badass #bangsandabun
MOTIVATION: your body.
It’s a tool. It’s a machine. Use it. Fuel it. Love it.
Find happiness in motion. #moveyourbooty
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MOTIVATION: think outside the gym.
Let go of what you think counts as a so-called “workout.”
Throw out any definition you have. Open your mind. Think big. Think outside the gym. Break free of what you’ve always done. That workout you have to drag yourself to kicking and screaming and hate so much you often skip? Ditch it. A workout doesn’t have to take place in a gym or even a class. It doesn’t have to be a 7 mile run. It doesn’t have to include spandex leggings or $200 hi-tech running shoes. It does, however, need to make you work up a sweat and get your heart pumping. Quite literally it needs to move your booty. Take those words literally and truly move your booty ANY WAY you like. And while you’re at it, make it awesome. Make it social. Make it fun. Any workout that does anything less than inspire you and leaving you feeling like you could take on the world shouldn’t be given the time of day. Your time is too precious, your life is too short. A workout shouldn’t beat you down, it should lift you up. You hold the power to seek out that workout that takes you to the next level. Don’t wait for it to find you because it may not. Seek it out! Fitness is YOUR time. Make it awesome.
Don’t just join a gym. Join a MOVEMENT. Don’t just workout. MOVE YOUR BOOTY®! Don’t just survive. THRIVE.
Any way, any how. Just keep moving. #moveyourbooty
Also from MYB:
MOTIVATION: do the impossible.
Meet Christmas Abbott. She’s hellbent on going where she ain’t welcome…yet.
VIDEO: CrossFit - Meet Christmas Abbott (by CrossFitHQ)
Do not underestimate the superpower of your friends.
If your friend asked you a favor, you wouldn’t second-guess doing it. You wouldn’t procrastinate or put it off. You wouldn’t snooze the morning away, knowing your friend was relying on you. Use that friend strategically. Let them use you, too.
It’s a funny thing when you tell a friend you’re going to do something, be somewhere or follow through with something. It puts the pressure on, lights the fire under your booty and suddenly makes you accountable. Same goes with fitness and friends. If you know your workout buddy is out there on a corner waiting for you, you’ll be there. If you tell a friend you’ll meet them at a workout class, you’ll be there. If you and your long-distance friend on the other side of the country have a virtual “workout date,” you’ll follow through. The funny thing is, they’re relying on you for the same accountability. It’s magic.
Share your fitness goals with your friends. Even just one friend. Let them tell you theirs. Together you two can accomplish ANYTHING. But lean on each other, rely on each other and confide in each other. It will make the entire fitness experience that much better. Make it your special place that’s only for you two — a time to chat, gossip, spill your guts. And a time to sweat.
It’ll make your friendship that much stronger and your workout that much better. I promise you. Who’s your workout buddy?
Emily @ Move Your Booty
MOTIVATION: who made these rules.
Rules are made to be broken. Break them with your strength. Kathrine Switzer looked at the men’s only Boston Marathon in 1967 and thought to herself, “I can do that.” And she did. Examine what’s standing between you and your goals, dreams, aspirations — and bust through them. Follow your heart in whatever capacity. Rules only control us if we let them.
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“No matter what age or stage of life you are in, the fact that you’re taking your health seriously, deciding to work on it and make it a priority is nothing less than possibly the best decision you’ve made all day — and one that may very well change your life. The work you’re putting in is worth it. It will improve your day from top to bottom. It will improve your mood, the quality of your sleep, your relationship with nutrition, your sense of self and level of energy across the board. Every single step is worth it and worth celebrating.” ~ www.move-your-booty.com
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Jerry Gillies, author.