Living vicariously through the experiences of others-
Today’s sign of the Apocalypse: Justin Beiber offered pro hockey contract!?!
This post is going to get little or no attention from you today. Why you may ask? Primarily due to the launch of the new iPhone which you are obsessed with as well as trying to look like somebody else …
Living vicariously through others has permeated every facet of our fitness lives, so much so that we all assume that everyone should have “rock hard abs” and “salacious curves and tasty thighs” Peeps, sometimes we all need to take a step back and remember that we workout to be healthy, not to look like someone else.
Some of these fitness models we see on Pinterest and Tumblr have some very nice features, like “Huge fake breasts and flawless spray tans“. But really, at the end of the day, this person is just a fitness model. You may strive endlessly to obtain their body … If you’re working out to simply stay healthy and to keep active? Chances are you are not a fitness model, bummer. Being authentic and embracing who you are may not get you on the cover of Shape, and it’s certainly not going to wow your Pinterest obsessed friends. But trust us, you are doing a fine job already.
And if you could so kindly give us another second of your time: This is really important. The ThinSpo/FitSpo peeps are currently running the fitness world asylum, and the dedicated hardworking people who just want to workout and have fun: Feel like they need to kill themselves in the gym and spend $$$ on the best gear if they are going to be considered “serious.” Working out and being active should not be balls to the wall back-breaking work all the time. It’s supposed to be fun. FitSpo has its place if all you care about is looks and vanity (Yeah … “its my B-Day peeps here in the blog-o-world”). Although if you’re going out with some mates for a run or bike ride? Or simply enjoying a holiday weekend camping with the family? Enjoy yourself as you are!!!
We joke around a lot around here but we are dead serious when we say that the DSM-IV has begun the process of classifying ThinSpo as a mental disorder, take that for what its worth peeps!
Tag! Your it!!! I’ll grab the kettlebells and you grab the gallon jug of water … We’ll begin out back in a bit!
A nice Trail Run and our classy Happy Hips Warm Up Followed by:
With a mate …
One person Runs one minute out and back. The other person can either perform a KB Rack Hold or Goblet Squats.
Not just ten squats or whatever … Keep moving the whole time while your partner is out running! Switch up and carry on for about 20 minutes.
**No sandbagging or being a prick to your mate! An honest effort pays off here today peeps.**
Who are we kidding? Another post about being authentic just whizzed by your head: “Must pre-order iPhone 5 in white …“