Thursday, January 31, 2013

Working Out is Empowering

So...My New Years Resolutions didn't last but one post, but I am trying to motivate myself to post more on here in order to really start up my blog. I figured the best way to start writing more would be to write about things that inspire and motivate me. Things that I love, and today's topic is working out.

As I sit here, sweating bullets, my heart rapidly pounding, my fingers quivering as I type, I am here to tell you that I feel empowered and accomplished every time I work out. Why would you care? Well, maybe you don't, but I'm here to make you care. 

I'm not what you would call a work-out junkie or anything, I'm just one of those people that like to try and work out a few times a week. I like running...sometimes. But the point is, I do what I feel I need to do to feel great about myself. I know my limits, and I don't push myself too, too hard, but I like to do a few 10 minute workouts everyday. Some of you may wonder, what ARE the benefits of staying active, at the least, even a little each day? Here are some...

Aren't these reasons good enough to begin working out every day, even for 30 minutes? If they're not...think about your favorite pair of jeans that you just can't quite seem to squeeze into anymore. I bet you'll find some motivation there, if no where else.

I will say though, working out is NOT about losing weight, as much as it is about feeling great on the inside first! It's about lifting your self confidence, and as I said before, your mood! You will be happier, feel better, and look better. Sounds like a good deal to me, which is why I will continue to workout daily.

Also, if you want to check out the videos that I do on a daily the link below, and remember, YouTube is a great place to check out videos for free!


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Ringing in the New Year

As I was sitting on my aunts couch the other day with her laptop, I was scanning Pinterest and I came upon a beautifully made blog. It inspired me nonetheless, and now I have made a commitment for my well being to post often, every night if possible so that I can make my dreams come true.

I'd like to become an author one day, and I think that this blog will only  help expand my writing abilities, almost as an exercise so that I can get into the habit of writing every day. 

Now, I don't believe in making resolutions. I feel like New Years Resolutions are just a list of unrealistic expectations we have for ourselves. We struggle to keep up with them, and lets be real: they end up stunting our confidence and make us think of ourselves as failures. Who will really run 5 miles a day, get straight A's and never fail ONE test, grow out their hair by a foot? Unless you're a marathon runner, a genius, or on some type of hair steroid, don't expect to do these things successfully throughout the entire year. Therefore  I don't put false hope in myself to do the impossible. Commitments and goals are the way to go.

What are my goals this year? Here are some...
1. Strengthen my relationship with God
2. Strengthen my relationship with Chris and my family
3. Learn to embrace my last year and a half of high school
4. Become more involved at church
5. Be more selfless
6. Do the best I can in school
7. Eat healthier
8. Run around the block a few times a week
9. Continuously post and expand my blog
10. Organization