In last week's Guest Post by Michelle Pino, I shared some food for thought about fitspiration; what inspires and motivates you to work out or be active?! We're about to hit the half way mark for 2013, so now is a good time to re-evaluate your goals, or even set some if you haven't already.
So let me break down my vision board (pictured above) of fitspiration for you!
Centre - right in the middle there is a smiley face - over anything else, I want a healthy mind and to feel happiness when I exercise.
Top right - some words of wisdom! Everyday can be a struggle...to find motivation to get through the day never mind exercise, but remember, it usually is just a case of mind over matter! My progress in running has been a good example. My mind told me that I couldn't run faster than a 6:30 - 7:00/km pace yet I smashed that with a 5:49 average in the Energizer Night Run to come in under an hour shaving 10 minutes off my previous PB. We then have to use these successes to drive us to achieve further! ...And as with anything, it's more about the quality than quantity. Nail your technique with everything you do to get the best out of your efforts.
Bottom right - The reason I started this blog! To inspire, motivate and empower you! A platform for me to learn, and then share that with you all! ...Also, I love to teach classes, and working as Personal Trainer...as the inspiration and motivation goes in both directions!
Bottom left - the things I like to do! Biking, strength work in the gym, yoga, pole and running. These are the things that I give the majority of my time but I also like to keep things fresh by trying new activities such as climbing, aerial hoop, and hot Pilates.
Top left - some of my goals...to complete the splits, eat more fruit and veg, try out the whole smoothie thing as well as my goals in improving upper body strength, core strength...all related to the things I like to do...
Not forgetting, sport'n style! I like to make an effort with what I wear to the gym; it's makes me feel confident. I always like to make an effort with attire...especially in the professional arena when teaching and working with clients.
Last but not least...music! I ALWAYS work out with music! I run with music, I hit the gym with music...I clean with music! I couldn't imagine doing these things WITHOUT music!
So those are my thoughts...my fitspiration...I'm gonna stick this image on Pinterest, Instagram, twitter, Facebook, my phone wallpaper, EVERYWHERE that I will see it to remind me of why I am doing what I am doing...
What's your inspiration? Do you take inspiration from other people or from yourself?!
Essentially...I'm just training for life...
Elle :) x