Hi fitness friends!
Most of my fitness and health goals over the past few months were driven by a serious desire to confidently wear a swim suit on a tropical vacation with my family. This was kept secret from my blog considering the vacation was a surprise, so I’m sorry that I never mentioned that in my goals. Actually I’ve also been training for my flex pose for Instagram sweaty selfies.
Judge me, I do.
Both of these goals were purely aesthetic, but approached with patience and done with my sustainable health in mind.
In my opinion, I far exceeded my expectations for myself and am proud of my attitude toward toning and firming the healthy way.
For me, the “healthy way” meant ditching the scale, lifting weights, staying hydrated and fueling my body with the good whole foods that it could use for good and not store for bad.
This is what that approach got me, along with a huge sense of accomplishment and confidence.
This foundation I built was different than crash diets I’ve tried in the past.
This was the game-changer and a huge positive because ‘quick fixes’
don’t exist usually mean exhaustion, fatigue and quicker re-gain because the body wants to store and secure anything and everything to prepare for hibernation. Sorry body, I’ve been an asshole to you in the past. Never again.
Now that I have this foundation down, I have my sights on much more than ‘looking good’ in a bikini.
I have my focus on strength.
I have my focus on push-ups.
I have my focus on testing my boundaries.
I have my focus on inspiring others.
I have my focus on fitting workouts into a busier work schedule.
I have my focus on broadening my paleo food horizons.
I have my focus on maintaining and improving the work I’ve done.
I have my focus on being kind to my body.
I don’t need a race to train for, or a third Tough Mudder under my belt.
I just want to keep health, fitness and balance at the forefront of my life because I’ve found that doing so brings me great happiness.
Happiness from the stress-relief I gain, happiness from the way I inspire others, happiness from the way I feel - inside and out.
What’s your motivation?
Linking up for Tough it Out Tuesday with the rest of my fit-fam ladies!