Friday Five: Fitness Inspirations
1. The Bling
Come on. I'm going to be honest. I run for medals. When they hand over a piece of medal on a ribbon, I feel like I can conquer the world. I don't know the magic behind it, but it inspires me to keep going to each race.
2. Huffing & Puffing
I work on the 2nd floor of a building. I've worked here for 22 years. & do you know I still huff & puff coming up the steps every day - a few times a day. I always say one day I'm not going to feel like someone has punched my lungs with a knife. It inspires me to keep moving.
PS - WHY are stairs so much harder then anything? I can do races, do an hour of P90X, but 2 flights of stairs wipe me out? What's up with that?
I hate clothes shopping. I am right at that size where its hard to find the fit. The larger sizes are few & far between in a rack full of smalls & size 3 or 5 jeans. I used to have to shop in a plus size store & while there is nothing wrong with that, I just don't want to go back there. First of all, the prices of those clothes are RIDICULOUS! Why must plus size clothes be so high? & then, why must they have no shape? They have gotten better through the years, but its still all sorts of tent-shaped-dresses. No thank you. So it inspires me to keep shopping in regular stores.
|Substitute beer for Zevia & this is 100% true|
Another confession. As much as I love bling, I love gadgets. When I knit, give me all the fun new needles or looms. When I take pictures, give me a new camera & flashes & all the fun things to improve my pictures. & when I want to be fit, give me all the cool things that can help that. All the GPS watches, all the pedometers that track every move you make, all the cute little head bands that hold my hair back & will then technically make me faster... its science... its true. Fitness gadgets always inspire me to move more.
5. I don't want to be like that....
I see people all the time that are unhealthy looking. The people in carts riding around the grocery that are too heavy to get up. People that look like they are struggling in pain just walking. People that talk about taking medication for every little ache & pain. I see people like that & I literally say in my head every time, "No, I don't want to be like that.... " ... I really do that... & when I see people that look amazing, & see people running down the road, or biking, or see people in magazines or read some of your awesome blogs, I say to myself, "Yes, that's what I want to be"... I believe there is power in words & in the mind. So I constantly am reminding myself of what I want to be in my life. Fit. Healthy. Kicking AGE in the butt.