Get moving because it is the single greatest thing that you can do for your well-being, physically as well as mentally. Be active because you want to thank the Universe for imbuing you with a strong, healthy body that is capable of amazing things.
There's nothing as frustrating as hauling to the gym regularly and seeing no results. And it happens all. the. time. Why? Because you're not working out as hard as you think you are. Or worse, you're working hard, but you're focusing on the wrong things.
As a working "professional" who spends way too much time writing articles, drinking coffee, and listlessly staring off into the unknown, I find it difficult to carve out some gym time to make those gains I've heard so much about. Sound familiar?
I don't know about you, but the old "gym bag by the door trick" ain't gonna cut it most days. So I decided to ask real women who found a way to figure it out and experts in the fitness biz for some triggers that might actually help the motivationally challenged among us to get moving.
I've found the best way to squeeze cardio into your routine, especially if you loathe it, is to disguise it: If you're having enough fun, you might not even realize how hard you're working. Here, some cardio workouts that are way more fun than the treadmill
There are tons of great tips, hacks, and strategies for exercising more, exercising better, and becoming more fit. For the sake of common decency, I'm going to try keeping this answer to 2,000 words or less.
Next time you realize that you're comparing yourself to another woman, smile at her instead. Acknowledge her beauty and her health. And then, compliment yourself on being a badass in so many ways, and continue on your confident way as if the sidewalk is a catwalk.
Do you need support and straps that don't dig into your shoulders, or are you looking for a comfy option that doesn't feel restrictive? Either way, use our flowchart below to find tips tailored to your preferences and workouts.
One would think that a tragic event such as the one I experienced last year would deter or frighten me, but it had just the opposite effect. When I got home, I promised myself that I would return in 2015 to climb Mt. Everest.