You are beautiful in every single way, words can't bring me down. It may be corny and tacky and all that sappy stuff but I don't care. It's what I sing to myself whenever I get down and feel like just giving up on my journey to a healthier me. Yeah sure I have my down days where I just want to shove my face and veg out but all I have to do is look at my kids and I snap myself out of it.
See my kids are my inspiration. I want to be there for them as long as I can. My body has been falling apart the last ten years, I simply let myself go and I am paying the price for it. When you don't take care of yourself things don't just magically happen so I am done being that person. I am taking better care of myself. Part of my commitment to myself is to include exercise in my weekly routine as often as I can and on the days I don't get a chance to then I have to have walked at least 5,000 steps. No more I cants, all I will be chanting is #IWILL
I know you may be thinking what a low goal that is but let me explain a little. I work from home, on the computer all.day.long. So while I do get up to do lunch and dinner and household chores I still spend the better part of my day on my rear end. Not good for me and sure as heck not good on my butt. So while 5,000 steps is in fact a small number for the avid runner or walker for me it's a start to my journey and get back to the kick butt, in shape, running for the pure enjoyment of it person that I used to be.
Under Armour wants to help redefine the female athlete. But not just in their eyes, in yours. What does it mean to you to be a female athlete? Sounds like something you want to do right?
- Set up an account at Under Armour: What's Beautiful
- Put in your goal(s). Don't be scared to aim big because 3 finalist will get to attend the Under Armour Retreat in Costa Rica! They will also receive yoga sessions, surfing lessons, spa treatments and more.
- Do whatever you need to do to reach those goals and don't forget to keep track of it on the website.
- Encourage, Inspire and Support others the community.
One of the fabulous things about this community is that you can encourage others to keep up the amazing work. Think of it like a giant message board. You can see others status updates and completed challenges and comment on their progress.
If you'd like to see a quick demo on how the site works be sure to check out this video What’s Beautiful 3.0. When you sign up and do your social sharing (you like how I said when not if, that's the #IWILL speaking there) use the hashtags #whatsbeautiful and #IWILL to follow along with everyone else! And don't forget to follow Under Armour on Twitter and Facebook.
This is a sponsored campaign through FitFluential that I am receiving product for my participation. All opinions expressed therein are as always my own.