April 7, 2015 § Leave a comment
(love this print by Allyson Johnson)
I've been thinking a lot about how I'm determined to make 2015 my year of new habits. All those things I've wanted to make part of my everyday routine for years now, this is the year I'm determined to make those happen. Of course, I've already learned one big thing that rings true for me. I can't make 5 new things a habit at once. It just doesn't work for me. So I'm focusing in on one thing, and giving myself plenty of time to truly make it a habit before I jump into introducing another.
Right now, my focus is exercise.
I talked a little about my goals for this year here, and shared some more of my fitness goals and inspiration here too. I've been taking things a day at a time, and my mantra is the same as Nike's: Just do it.
It's so easy to overthink things, and find excuses to not exercise, so I'm not letting myself. Dont think about it, just do it. And it's helped, a lot. Not only have I gotten better at training my mind not to look for excuses, but I love getting in my daily run, or work out. And it's so exciting to start to see myself getting better, and stronger.
I actually don't think I realized how inflexible and weak I was before I started. And I'm not saying that to put myself down. It is actually exciting me to actually be able to see that I'm getting somewhere, and how far I've come. I couldn't even really touch my toes a month or two ago, but now I can easy bend down and lay my palms flat on the floor. That's so nuts to me! And running? I could barely run a block without needing to stop and walk for a little bit. Now I can run a mile without stopping.
Basically, I can take on the world. Or, something like that…
But seriously, it feels amazing to be able to reach these new goal posts. I'm calling them my little victories, and savoring in every silly little one.
January 21, 2015 § Leave a comment
So I thought I'd talk today about something totally different. I mentioned a few weeks ago about how one of my goals is getting back into exercising. I actually was doing pretty well with it before the holidays hit, but a combination of holiday insanity and getting a nasty cold for a few weeks threw me totally off track. I am happy to be back on the wagon though (or is it off? I always get confused with that one…).
I don't know if I'm ready to go into my whole background of exercising and dealing with weight issues today, but I am happy to be on a good path where I am really enjoying exercising and working towards good goals. I feel good, and I am excited too! I'm focusing more on strength exercises and building endurance, so to keep myself inspired I've started following some awesome instagrams to keep me inspired. I especially love following on Instgram, because I check it at least once a day, so it's a like a little alarm in my head when I see these images, reminding me to keep going!
@Yolaforthewin is now one of my favorite instas in general. She is gorgeous, and so is her feed. Bright, beautiful photos, and she always adds some personality to them too. I also just want to jump into her closet and steal all of her workout gear:)
EMMA D. FITNESS
Love this girl! I think she may be my favorite fitness girl that I follow. She not only is killer, and looks it, when it comes to fitness, but she has a really great attitude about food. She talks a lot about eating well, but letting yourself indulge and not labeling foods as "bad". And she's so young! Definitely a big inspiration. She also has a great blog/website that I love going through at looking at her workouts.
Well of course, it's Nike, so you can expect some amazing images all over this women-dedicated instagram. It's sort of a mix of everything, from different sports, to showing off their lovely gear. Obviously, their just marketing, but hey, it's gorgeous, it's inspiring, I'll take it!
Oana-Maria is another really cute fit chick I love following. She also is always posting pictures of really yummu looking food too :)
If anyone has any other reccomendations, send them my way. I've also been trying to find some good pinterest boards too, but that's been a little harder, so let me know your favorites!