Feel the burn!
Welcome to the end of the summer. If you are anything like me you had major #GOALS to get the summer bod of your dreams. And if you are really like me, that didn’t exactly happen.
So you are going into the new school year or you are going back to work and you are thinking “this will be the year.” I know I am. But going to the gym and making healthy choices is a lot easier said than done. I know once I step back on campus, I will be confronted with a wall of responsibilities that don’t include the gym.
Life is busy, we all know that. But what if we could change our mindset about working out and eating healthy to make going to the gym a lot easier. Well, we can. Instead of just saying over and over again for the millionth time, “I want to eat healthier,” define what that means to you.
To me, eating healthy is fueling my body with what it needs to get through the day and STILL have energy by the end of the day. Recently I’ve started checking out the nutrition labels on foods I buy and ACTUALLY being aware of what I am putting into my body. I know, crazy right?!
The gym is more of a mental obstacle than anything else. I don’t know how many times I’ve made dumb excuses for myself to allow myself not to make it to the gym and work out that day.
Getting ANY type of movement is so important for our bodies. And now more than ever, I am starting to understand that. As a 21-year-old, I should NOT be having joint pain. It’s just not OK and it’s time to start listening to my body. And so should YOU!
But going to the gym should NEVER be about anyone other than YOURSELF. Your body is YOUR body, which means your decision to workout should be because YOU want to make healthier choices and YOU want to treat your body right.
“It’s the days when the body aches, the desire is low, you feel tired and you feel weak…those are the days when champions train.”
“She believed she could, so she did.”
“It hurts, but one day it will be your warm up.”
“Exercise is celebration of your body can do. Not a punishment for what you ate.”
“Don’t waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living.” — Meryl Streep
“I never regret it when I do it, but I always regret it when I don’t.”
“I can and I will.”
“The best way to predict your future it to create it.”
“The only bad workout is the one you didn’t do.”
“Think of your workouts as important meetings you’ve scheduled with yourself. Bosses can’t cancel.”
“Sore today, strong tomorrow.”
“Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do, and at some point you will.” — Venus Williams
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
“Don’t train to be skinny. Train to be a #badass.”
“How will you be your best possible self today?”
“The motivation comes from within. No one can hand it to you, but no one can take it away, either.”
“I’m working on myself for myself by myself.”