I hope everyone is enjoying their Friday!
I’m constantly browsing the web to find inspiring pictures of fit women, fitness tips, healthy recipes, motivational tips, etc. and I thought I would share some of my favorites with all of you. Perhaps they will help motivate you as much as they have done for me! Be prepared for a semi-long post of pictures!
[I do NOT own any of these images. I’ve only found them online. Some of them have been pushed around the net so long, I can’t find their origin point to give proper credit so if they belong to you, please comment and I’ll update them with proper credits. Thanks!]
I love this list of ways to stay motivated. It really puts things into perspective for me and helps me stay positive. Think of solutions, not problems. Reasons why you cant rather than excuses for why you can’t. Because you can.
I find this so awesome! I always clean when I’m pissed off or stressed so this certainly helps me see the “upside of anger.” Also, I like that I can get things done and burn calories too. For some reason, when I see this, I just think “hot housewife” or something. Weird, maybe, but it’s true!
Okay so definitely check out the link above because it talks about how to pack your meals if you’re very busy, working, etc. The bag above, though, really caught my attention. It’s an earth friendly lunch pouch that has eco friendly gel embedded in the seams of the pouch itself so what you do is freeze the entire bag and then it keeps your lunch, snacks, etc. chilled for up to 10 hrs. Awesome, right?! If you want the bag, her post has Amazon links to a few different kinds of eco lunch bags.
Again, check the link on this one. This lady really knows what she’s talking about. I really like the tips she gives for working out and staying motivated and I love that she’s realistic about it.
I’ve just been lusting after these hotpants by Zaggora for ages. They’re meant to help you burn more calories while you workout! Definitely check them out, though they are a bit pricey.
[Source: http://inspiredbycharm.com ]
This one just makes me smile. I love spreading kindness and happiness. I wish I could find the exact post this is from, but alas, I couldn’t find it. The blog is lovely though!
[Source: http://fit-to-row.tumblr.com ]
This is one workout I’m seriously considering. With all the amazing shows that have come out, I’ve gone from watching little to no TV to watching a million and one shows and I’ve begun doing crunches and things all through. This is a nice fun workout to try as opposed to sitting for hours on the couch.
YEAH! Lol, this is going into my list of “Things to say to my boyfriend,” you know, just because. I like to see what I can get away with. 😉
I love the strength in this photo as well as the lovely designs they’ve edited into the image. Very pretty!
I’m not that great at push-ups, but ever since I saw the Swedish version of the Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest and they showed Noomi Rapace doing those insane push up, crunches thing, I’ve wanted to be better at them. I’m just saying…she looked like a total badass.
[Source: http://fitspoholic.tumblr.com/ ]
I love this one! It’s so important to put in the extra effort because, obviously, working out and being consistent isn’t always easy. I’ve lacked serious motivation to stick to Insanity this week so I did it twice so far this week and nearly every other day, I watched some TV, but I did crunches, knee ups, squats and plank while doing so. I feel less guilty that way.
[Source: http://colleengetsmoreawesome.tumblr.com ]
I love this quote! I hate when either I catch myself talking about things without doing them or hearing others do it, it just grinds on my nerves. I want to be someone who does things, who has an effect and makes an impression. This is a great reminder to stop talking and do things.
So true! I mean, how much waiting do we actually do thinking there will be a perfect moment? But the thing is, the perfect moment will never show itself so just go. Just do what you need to do to get what you want in life because no one else is going to do it for you.
This one really put things into perspective for me. That is a LOT of minutes in a day. Of course I have time to exercise at least once a day.
[Source: Self Magazine Online; http://www.self.com/fitness/workouts/2011/10/crossfit-slideshow#slide=1]
She looks so graceful considering how awkward the pose is, but I love the definition in her arms and legs. She looks so toned and strong, but still lithe and feminine and that’s definitely something I’m striving for!
[Source: Lululemon; http://www.lululemon.com/community/blog/13-1-songs-for-13-1-miles/?CID=fb13.1songs ]
I love workout playlists! This one is really great! It’s always the worst when I’m on a roll jogging and the music runs out. Then I have to scramble to change the song and it throws me off my groove. Anyone else have this issue? Lol.
“You won’t regret that extra push.”
This always motivates me to try hard, work harder in each exercise I do, and run/walk/jog or just move for longer. The more muscles you have, the more calories you burn. Keep it in mind next time you work out!!
I want to look this graceful and focused while running. You know, as opposed to out of breath and sweaty.
Amazing body. I try to imagine what I would look like at my ideal in my mind’s eye. They say this can help bring your dreams, goals, aspirations into reality by visualizing and then taking action towards them. What do you think?
This is something I need to remember at all times. A lot of times, I find myself feeling super discouraged because I lost 1 lb, 2 lbs, etc. I know, it’s not a lot, but it’s still something and I need to remind myself that little things add up to big change in the long run.
I typically sort of have this hate for Dr. Oz ever since he featured “Diabesity” on his show, but I actually like this Tangerine “Weight-Orade” as he calls it. Pretty yummy.
This idea always excites me as I’m not someone who can all out sprint for 40 minutes. I prefer a calm jog/walk pace, but this is a nice idea to vary things up and rest when I need to. After all, it burns more fat that way!
I wish I worked in a building where we could hold yoga class on the roof. It looks fantastic, no?
Dream body, or close to it! Haha. I’m striving for super toned, but not too extremely build or buff. What’s your dream body?
Some foods to consider adding to your diet!
I was surprised to find I actually do want this. It’s nice to be able to look back and be proud of your progress. No one wants to stay the same or never change. Everyone wants growth, progress, life.
I found this image seriously helpful for reasons why you’re hungry. In the past, I had a lot of issues discerning when I was actually hungry, when I was emotionally eating, when I was thirsty, etc. This is helpful to keep me mindful of my body and mindful of my food intake.
Exactly. You know, a lot of my goals in weight loss are not just about losing weight. It’s about proving to myself that I can do it if I try really hard. If I put in the effort. And it’s about living to your full potential as opposed to half-mast. Because you never know what you can achieve when you’re living life at your best potential self. Seems limitless right?
So, I hope this is helpful to you as much as it has been to me and have a lovely weekend!
What do you find motivational for health and fitness?
Are there any images that inspire you?
Please share them in the comments; I’d love to see your images of motivation and hear your thoughts on this!