I fear these posts have turned into more of a parade than what I initially set out to do.
What I mean is, I started #aHeartFitFriday in an attempt to redefine beauty and fitness. Or, really, the misrepresentations that have become the face of the word “fitness”.
What do you picture when you hear that word? Either a happy, beauty with a flawlessly sculpted body and unending energy OR a very tough looking man or woman angrily powering through yet another rep, muscles bulging. Or something equally intimidating, right?
That’s not helpful or realistic.
Fitness is about how you feel on the inside. Though I’ve spoken about that, I feel I’ve put too much emphasis on outward measures, like weight loss. Remember this post where I talked about weight loss being a factor, but not the focus?
I meant that.
So, while I’m thrilled with my weight loss so far, this week seems like the perfect week to bring the focus back to fitness. Why, you ask? Because I didn’t lose anything this week and, frankly, I’m perfectly fine with that.
This isn’t about me. It’s about us. Women, wives, moms, friends. It’s about us banding together, vowing to take care of our bodies and building each other up.
Will you join me?
What do you need to help you in your fitness goals? Would you like to see more of a community focus? Do you have any ideas on how to achieve that?
I know I need help. My workout is the first thing I toss when I need to spend extra time on anything.