If you’re a person who works out on a regular basis, I want you to take a step back in time and remember the days before you were comfortable in the gym. For me, I was SO INTIMIDATED of the gym before I started going on a regular basis. Intimidated to the point that I didn’t go. Sometimes I would even walk in the gym and leave within 5 minutes because I felt so uncomfortable, nervous, and scared. Exercise or anything health related was super foreign to me and because of that, I ignored it for as long as I could. Until I couldn’t anymore.
Going to a gym if you don’t feel fit or knowledgable with working out can hold a person back. And when they can’t pull themselves out of that insecurity and get going, someone in their life has to be there. And that person’s life can be altered by simply feeling supported and inspired on a regular basis. And that’s exactly what I hope to do here on the blog. I hope that my dedication to fitness and taking better care of myself inspires other to do the same. Because sometimes we all need a little extra support in our life.
I’ve been lucky enough to have many support systems through the years. I had a boyfriend in college who introduced me to CrossFit, I had coaches and workout partners who I trained with daily throughout my competitive years, then I had friends along the way who would text me to meet them at the gym that night. But my greatest support system has been this blog. By supporting others here on the blog, it supports me to keep pushing day after day, year after year. I want to continue to improve and you guys inspire me to do just that. Now I want you to think about who you are supporting and how! Are you texting your best friend to go to a HIIT class with you? Are you working out daily and your family is taking notice? Are you proving to your mom that you can become fit so she can too? Inspiration comes in many different forms and you might not even know you’re inspiring someone along the way, but your hard work does not go unnoticed. Your family will notice, your children will notice, and even your coworkers will notice. You are inspiring others by working hard day in and day out. Remember that.
When I was thinking back to the days when I first started working out, something that made exercise even more intimidating was figuring out what to wear. When you’ve never purchase activewear before and you try on something that constantly falls down or feels like it hugs in all the wrong places, well that doesn’t exactly give you the extra support you need to get in the gym. I went through so many different pieces of activewear that let me down in the beginning of my fitness journey and then I just thought all activewear kind of sucked. But when I was working out at my second CrossFit gym in 2011, I was finally introduced to lululemon, and my fitness journey was forever changed. No more pulling, no more feeling uncomfortable, no more annoyances in the gym. lululemon not only made me feel comfortable, but the apparel finally gave me the confidence I was lacking.
If you’re hoping to inspire someone this holiday season, a gift from lululemon might become that extra support system. I know that if I ever get a gift or even a gift card from lululemon, I’m happy as can be. I still remember a lululemon bag a friend gave me years and years ago and how much it meant to me. Their apparel, bags, and accessories are all gifts that keeps on giving. If you put on a pair of leggings that mold to your body, it makes all the difference in the gym. Not only can you move better, but you FEEL better. And the Align Leggings can make anyone out there feel like a badass! If you’re thinking about getting someone special a pair of legging, start here. The align leggings feel like butter, they are silky smooth yet they don’t fall down, and they come in a ton of different colors, patterns, sizes, and lengths!
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If you want to make a difference this holiday season – inspire others. If we can continue to support others in their fitness journey, we will continue to make this world a brighter, healthier place. Becoming active can be challenging, but if people have the right support system, it will become easier with each day. Give the gift of fitness this year with a gift from lululemon. You never know what kind of impact that perfect pair of leggings or sleek gym can have on a person. And don’t forget – lululemon will have some amazing Black Friday sales starting tomorrow, so be sure to grab some items on sale before they all sell out!!
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