10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Working Out

I may be a few years away from kids of my own still (hopefully!), but this is a beautiful message. I’m guilty of using some of these same motivators in my classes (i.e. spring break is only a few months away … used that one last week), but there really is SO much more to why I work out – I like who I am in the gym better than anywhere else in my life. I feel strong. Empowered. Beautiful. Limitless. These really are the reasons we should care about our own personal health and fitness – because taking time for you can feel amazing. Never lose sight of the REAL reason you spend those hours sweating it out!

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Mid-way through a recent group exercise class, the teacher lost me.  She didn’t lose me because of some complicated step sequence or insanely long set of burpees; I mentally checked out because of a few words she kept saying over and over.  “Come on!  Get that body ready for your winter beach vacation!  Think about how you want to look at those holiday parties!  PICTURE HOW YOU’LL LOOK IN THAT DRESS!

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