Happy Monday everyone - or as known in my world Moving Day! Eek I may have forgotten to inform everyone I'm relocating to Asheville full time for the next few months and we sold our home today. I couldn't be more thrilled to have a more balanced life in Asheville and hopefully get my workout on a more normal schedule.
I recently found my Female fitspiration - I found this word on Pinterest by the way. Loving it. I also don't know if I've made it known that I love NASCAR, seriously I may need to write a new about me page with this info on it. But I love NASCAR and I love celebrity relationships and wouldn't you know it there is one in NASCAR! Look up #Stenica you'll see the adorableness.
Danica Patrick is probably one of my favorite female athletes. There's something about her poise and her playful nature on the track. I think we've all seen a dramatic shift in her personality since her divorce and following relationship with Ricky Stenhouse Jr. She's a lot more approachable, we catch her cutting up behind the scenes, and she's smiling a lot more. On top of that we've seen her get in EVEN better shape - if that's somehow possible. She's seriously hot and when I start looking for females to emulate I have her at the top of my list.
She's strong and beautiful and she's fit - not skinny but fit. She powers a 3600 lb stock car around the track every week and she does it looking sleek and capable. I care not if you don't care for her as a driver - and I could care less if you think she isn't talented. Until you can run 3 wide at Daytona at 200 mph without peeing your pants don't speak to me about it.
So after extensive stalking of her twitter/pinterest/ and instagram I noticed not only does she work out but she Cross-Fits. Which to me shows that she cares a lot about being strong which is a big deal. So many people aspire to be skinny, let's all try and aspire to be strong. She also cooks often and definitely well if she can convince her boyfriend to eat Kale on a regular basis.
I think when trying to find that person who inspires you to be fit it's important to look for someone who inspires you outside of fitness. Having respect for that person for what they do as well as how their jeans fit is an extra bit of motivation to emulate their fitness routine. For me it was seeing how she handles media attention and how she is always being active that make her my female fitspiration.
I also think when finding someone who inspires you to maintain your fitness it's important to select a role model who's body type is attainable. For me it was finding someone who was relatively close to me in height - she's 5'1" and finding someone who isn't so skinny that I feel she's unhealthy. For me Danica's muscles and trim figure speak to a life of balanced fitness and diet. Seriously though, her calves are to die for. So to recap:
- Pick someone who inspires you outside of their fitness life
- Choose a role model who has a HEALTHY body style that is attainable
- Make sure the person you're aspiring to be like is someone you don't mind seeing all over your social media. You should love to stalk them on social media to keep up with their fitness and diet.
How did you find your female fitspiration?