I longed for abs. They are supposed to be the most coveted – almost a badge you wear that suggests you are immensely healthy and spend a lot of time working out.
If you had them, I was inspired. Sometimes, I would look at such people, and wonder how they achieved such determination. Or did they have good genes? Could I copy their exact regimen and see the same results?
There is plenty of inspiration in wellbeing. In fact, you could say that our minds are over inspired. To the point where you could feel that you are the unhealthiest person.
I used to purposely make myself feel bad. I never became jealous, seeing other toned women; what could I do however, to join their elite crew? The trends are as fleeting as they are in fashion. One minute they emphasis skinny, the next you are in desperate need of more curves and now you should be super thin – with curves attached.
I honestly don’t know what my ideal figure is – if I could try to create one. Every time I thought I reached a place of contentment, suddenly I saw more inspiration. I guess that could be down to me and my perfectionism.
What I do know now though, simply – focusing on the inside also works for fitness. Not just with energy levels, better sleep and body progress. I mean, truly focusing on the strength required when exercising.
When I see people do yoga – when I see their balance more proportioned; when I see people run faster and see them grasp how to do a particular move – that’s fitness inspiration. It’s not just the outer look – as motivating as that is, it’s not just the progress shots; it’s the dedication to that element of health.
Find something you love this summer and practice/study like you have an exam – on one on your favourite subjects.
The images are photographs of a very sweet, talented and influential person in my eyes: _carlyoga
How do you find your fitness inspiration and do you look at anything in particular?