I’m off to the beach for the weekend in a couple of weeks so naturally I’m trying to figure out the easiest way to look buff in my bikini while doing the least amount of work. It’s not that I really hate working out, its just that after a long day at the office, all I really want to do is go on Pinterest and re-pin as many artistic nail art designs as possible. Turns out, not all hope is lost the minute I cave and start flipping through pinboards.
Turns out that fitness tips, step-by-step exercise graphics and healthy recipes actually inspire me to get movin’! When I started researching creative ways to get “cut”, I didn’t realize I wouldn’t have to look any further than my favorites bar. The Daily Burn was also a one-stop shop for a list of some of the best “fitness pinners” and boy, did it ever impress me…
Now, I don’t want to downplay the importance of getting toned but some of the best fitness advice I’ve ever heard is, “You are what you eat.” What’s that? You don’t want to look like your secret stash of cookies; brittle, crumbly and a little deformed? Well then stop eating them and opt for something better! Take Paula Carangan‘s board “healthy me“, for example. Paula knows that a little brownie bingeing is okay every once in a while but why not be tempted by her cute graphic for banana ice cream? (See above.) It’s so much better than the real thing and is perfectly refreshing for summer!
Another great tip came from Pinterest princess Sandy Mennenga whose board “Get in Shape” was a good “fit” for my mindset. One picture from superskinnyme.com really got me thinking. If more women (and men!) understood that their bodies we’re not made in the image of their best friends, maybe they could set realistic (and quite possibly fun and rewarding) fitness goals that would benefit them in healthier ways. Believe it or not, based on your shape, certain workouts and diets may not work for you so take ownership of your gorgeous bod and figure out what works!
Now, I’ve never been good with math but I really liked a pin I found on Julia Bernal‘s board called “Visual Weight Loss Motivation“. Homegirl does a great job of high-lighting the feeling of “skinny fat to totally fit” and a “no excuses, play like a champion attitude”. I really liked her pin that set a 365 year goal for fitness because it broke down for me just how little work getting in shape can be if I just stick to a goal.
What are some of your favorite fitness “pinners”? Have you seen my board called “fab&fit“? Check it out and tell me what you think!
Good luck getting beach-ready!