There is so much more to fitness than appearance and wanting to look good. It’s about being your best self in all that you do. I personally have been on both sides of the spectrum. During my freshman year of college my idea of working out was going to the gym and stretching for 30 minutes. I ate anything that was in front of me and didn’t think twice about it. Every day I would look in the mirror and see myself getting bigger. I remember being so frustrated because I wanted more than anything to have the “perfect body.” But I didn’t have the dedication or the knowledge to make that happen.
Now on to my second year of college I met a guy who was very into sports, working out, and eating healthy. He was a HUGE motivation to me. I started mimicking his actions, by eating what he ate (although smaller portions) and following his workouts. It took me a long time to to grasp the concept, “What you put into things is what you get out of them.” I always expected to lose weight without putting in the work. Once I dedicated myself is when I finally started seeing the results I’ve always wanted.
Two years later I am in better shape then I’ve ever been. More importantly, I am finally happy and proud of myself and the accomplishments I’ve made.
I would love to hear about your personal story! What gives you motivation?
One more thing,
I found this girl Taralynn through pinterest and WOW she is amazing! On her blog she wrote, “I want teens around the world to find inspiration through healthy perspectives and not as the fashion industry portrays. I want girls to focus on the fun of a healthy lifestyle and find patience in the process.” Sums up my thoughts perfectly. r