I love myself, but some days it is more of a negotiating process.
I want to be the image of health that I’ve presented myself as. The go-getter who hits the gym daily, eats the right things, and gets enough sleep. But my reality is far from that because my illness doesn’t allow for it.
If you’re into running or biking, test out apps like Strava, MapMyRun by Under Armour, and Nike+ that record your distance and pace.
Picking up weights for a set number of repetitions won’t instantly cause bulk, even if the weights are on the heavier side. In fact, lifting heavy weights places more demands on your body, which can kick a number of positive changes into gear.
When a relationship ends, most women gravitate toward their bed and those tear-jerking Taylor Swift throwbacks. But sometimes we need to build ourselves back up from the outside, in.
It’s almost as if we pretend that we work out solely to feel healthier or to lift our spirits.
When you’ve had a bad day at work, it can be incredibly easy to lose grip of your motivation and think “I’ll just go home instead,” causing you to neglect your routine and fall off track towards achieving your goals. But having someone by your side can help you power through even the hardest of workout schedules.
“The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.”
That nosy motherf*cker who obsessively peeks at your treadmill speed. Hope you feel like a baller running at exactly .1mph faster than me, bro!
I swore all that was necessary was a definite beginning date and a little push. So, there I was on January 1st, standing at the starting line eagerly anticipating a new start.