You go girl!! So proud of you for wanting to be your best self! I went to Pure Barre for about a year and loved it! But then I’ve taken the last few months off and have been needing motivation to get back at it. You would think summer time pool trips would be motivation, but instead I’ve just avoided the pool this summer. Hoping this will be the week I get back at it! Thank you for being vulnerable and open – we can do this! ????????????
This is my first Motivation Monday post because, well… I actually HATE working out.
There, I said it. I got it off my chest. Hopefully you guys are sitting there shaking your heads wondering who really does like working out.
I am just so lazy when it comes to working out. I hate sweating and I really don’t like being sore. People are always like ‘I love being sore because it means I got a good workout in.’ BLEH to that! It is the worst!
I also really dislike healthy food. Any of it. And chicken. Ugh grilled chicken is the absolute worst to me!
Ok, there is actually no point to this rant because whether I like it or not I am heading back to the gym TODAY.
I actually played volleyball and basketball and I ran track all throughout high school. I loved practicing and loved the games, but when it was time to hit the weigh room I always did the minimum amount. I would literally pretend I was lifting the weights. If the coaches looked over I would actually do a couple measly squats and that was the extent of it. I am so bummed looking back because I could have been such a better athlete! I was just so lazy!
I went on to play volleyball for two years in college before I finally realized I just wanted to enjoy life and college and take a break from sports. More like I was tired of all of the working out- we actually had to take 30 minute jump rope classes.
That is when the freshman 15 hit. While playing sports I would order a large alfredo Cici’s pizza and devour the entire thing in one sitting. I thought I could keep doing that after I stopped playing volleyball and boom. I quickly found that I could, in fact, get love handles. I actually had this Abercrombie shirt that said ‘Freshman 15’ and had 15 guys names on it and some of them were crossed off. I thought it was hilarious. Looking back on it that actually sounds like a pretty skanky shirt…!
Ever since college I go in and out of working out. I will work out if I have a trip coming up I wanted to look good for or if my friends were all doing it and it was something we could go do with the promise of getting drinks after. This would always last three to four weeks at a time and then I would give it up for another year, another trip.
I hate to admit it, but the last time I worked out was exactly a year go. I mean the last time I have played a sport, jogged, went for a walk, or even walked inside of a gym.
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Troy is super health conscious. He gets up every morning at 6 am to head to the gym. He also works out with a trainer twice a week after work, so on those days he actually works out twice. He is also always stretching.
He wants me to work out, not because he thinks I am fat, but because he wants me to stay healthy. What I am doing (the things I am putting in my body) is not healthy. I eat everything in sight because I can and because I have a great metabolism, but it is soooo bad for me. I also cannot for the life of me even touch my toes (standing or sitting!!)
I have completely lost all muscle definition. Sure there are some muscles from genetics that I will always have, but most of my muscles have turned to flab.
I am by no means fat and never have thought I was fat. I just know that I can be a lot healthier.. does that make sense?
I really want to tone up, but I really don’t want to bulk up. I want to have more defined muscles but really don’t want to lose a lot of weight in the process.
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The White Tour
I recently got invited to go on a trip of a lifetime. Lolë, a major activewear brand for women based out of Canada, has asked me to come to their White Tour in Montreal this year and cover the event.
What is the White Tour? You can read all about it here. Basically thousands of people gather together in one location to do yoga together. Since it is Canada’s 150th Anniversary this year, Lolë expects over 14,000 people in attendance.
Lolë stands for Live Out Loud Everyday. There is no way I can go to Montreal and experience thousands of people getting together and living their best lives when I am not living mine.
I want to be in the right place physically and mentally when I get there.
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So, I have decided to stop being such a lazy wuss and get to the gym.
I have also decided to start thinking about what I am putting into my body. Granted, you aren’t about to see me go gluten free or sugar free or any of that. I am just going to really work on watching how much of the nonsense I am eating and to eventually (EVENTUALLY) start eating less and less of it.
At 9:30 this morning I am heading to Treadbarre. I have searched high and low for a class that I think fits what I like to do and also what will give me the results I am looking for. I have tons of friends in Dallas that go to both Treadbarre and Pilatesbarre and I think that is a great place for me to start. I will definitely tell you more about the classes and take you behind the scenes in time.
I actually wanted to ‘ease’ into it. I thought I would have started running a little here and there and got up to around three miles before I tried attending the class. Yeah, I told myself I would do that three months ago.
The time is NOW. I need to stop being so scared and worried about being tired and being sore and wah wah. I need to start living my best life and start working on getting healthy for my family and friends!
Are you in the same place as me? I would love to hear about it and go through this together.
Or are you big into fitness and being healthy? Has it changed your life? Tell me how. Give me hope, encouragement, and advice please!
I need to finally get into a fitness routine and stick to it. I am tired of working out for a month and then taking a week break and never going back. I need your help if I am going to stick with this! Accountability is everything!
Anyway, thanks for hearing me out on this and understanding! I am excited and nervous to get bak to it! Watch on Instagram stories today if you want to see how red I can get in the face after a crazy workout!
PS- there is another fitness look I posted recently from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale featuring my favorite $35 leggings. Head HERE to check it out.
Thanks so much Shannon! I am feeling the burn today that’s for sure! Just took another bath and did a bunch of stretching and now off to grab more advil.. #beautyispain right? xoxo A