Invest, Empower, Remember
“Don’t let the noise of other people’s opinions drown out your own inner voice” – Steve Jobs
Have you ever had someone tell you; “you can have it all”? This is a loaded phrase because sometimes when we try to “have it all”, we end up putting undue pressure on ourselves and becoming less and less productive. Ultimately, our health ends up taking last place in favor of work, career development, and social obligations. We say to ourselves that we have it all, yet our bodies are exhausted.
Some of the most successful people in the world make special time for their health and wellness during the day. When we take a break to feed ourselves well and get regular exercise, we improve our memory and brain function. Check out some of these incredible fitness bloggers for renewed inspiration! Don’t worry, we promise the feeling is worth it.
INVEST IN YOURSELF REGULARLY
Fitness artist Ally Love uses this banker’s analogy as a tool to motivate you. As Love puts it, love yourself enough to not let yourself burn out physically or mentally. Keep up the hard work, and even a little bit per day makes a big difference. Invest in yourself and watch your stock go up!
Ignore tabloids, body shaming media, and the unrealistic content circulating the web these days. If you become sucked into a social media tailspin, experiment with a “social fast” and step away from that smartphone. Nia Shanks urges us to absorb the information that empowers us, rather than what makes us feel inferior. This doesn’t only have to do with fitness, but relates to workplace dynamics and office pressure as well. Comparison is the thief of joy and productivity. Empower yourself and rise above whatever is stopping you from staying healthy.
QUIT THE EXCUSES
Personal trainer Kayla Itsines instills some tough love and won’t let us off that easily! Kayla reminds us that exercise combined with a positive mindset will help push us through challenges. Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey both work out on a daily basis. Dorsey even follows a paleo diet and runs 3 miles a day!
Here are 3 YouTube workouts that you can do at home for free:
Dance – The Fitness Marshall
Yoga – Boho Beautiful
HIIT – Fitness Blender
REMIND YOURSELF WHY
When you feel unmotivated, Jennifer Walters and Erin Whitehead of Fit Bottomed Girls want you to ask yourself why. Why did you start this journey in the first place? Whether you want to look good on the outside, or feel good on the inside, keep that goal in mind. If it helps fuel your drive, keep a journal and write every chance you get.