Fit According to You

Fit According to You

Who do you look up to? When you look up to a role model they should be a positive, strong, motivational leader setting an example.

With social media everywhere,  sites get bombarded with pictures of “the perfect body.” Are these pages, pictures or people you are following making you feel good about yourself or just making you envious of what they have and bad about what you are currently rocking’?

What a drag to have an Instagram news feed that just leaves you thinking, “She’s so perfect, I look nothing like that,” or  “I will never be that thin,” or “I wish I had her life.”

When I use my social media, I follow people that have positive, encouraging posts that are going to inspire me to be the best version of ME I can be. They aren’t just endless selfie pictures showing off their abs and how “perfect” they are.

I want to be encouraged on a daily basis to make me feel like I can conquer the world. I don’t want to live by someone else’s standards. I want to make strides for myself!

“I’m not beautiful like you, I’m beautiful like me”

My two favorite people to follow on Instagram are Yoga Girl and Emily Skye Fit. They are transparent and genuine, showing real life—the hard times with the good. They send out a positive message about loving yourself, including your flaws.

Always remember that there is no “perfect.” Every person that walks this Earth is different, and that’s what makes being YOU so special.

My idea of what fit is could be very different than my neighbors. And that’s OK! How boring would it be if everyone walked around looking identical and doing the same things.

One time I got wrapped up in this Yoga idea about wanting to be really flexible and good at it,  because my friends were excelling at it, and it looked cool to do. It’s like this yoga craze was happening and I wanted to be a part of it.

But I realized that yoga wasn’t really what my passion was, and I was being sidetracked from what I really wanted to do, weight lifting, because of the wants and looks of other people.

“This girl is in great shape, and she does yoga… I must do yoga too,” was the trap that I fell into often. And what a wrong mentality that is. Find out what you are passionate about and go for it.

(Granted, I need yoga in my life for both the mental and physical benefits, especially with all of the weight training I do. I am working on incorporating more yoga and meditation into my weekly routine,  but I focus most of my energy on what I’m happiest doing——–>Sweating and lifting weights.)

Maybe you try yoga and yes, it is your thing. But swimming, cycling, hula hooping, weight training and pilates can be an option for you too. Follow your heart on doing what makes you feel good, not what the seemingly perfect girl in the magazine is doing. Try out different methods of exercise and learn what works for you and your body. Afterall, it is FIT ACCORDING TO YOU!

*Photo- This is a photo of my best friend Stef, who found her passion in yoga and hula hooping. She followed her heart doing what she’s passionate about, and has sculpted shoulders and a rock solid core to show for it!