This Monday’s Motivation comes from Caroline, a runner-girl Sweatpink sister who stays motivated through other workouts and living life by beating mental blocks!
What is your favorite way to workout/exercise: (running, crossfit, etc what is it?!) I don’t think I can choose just one. I’m a big believer in moderation being healthy, so I don’t continuously do one form of exercise. I love running and pilates, and recently (because I just got a bike of my own a few weeks ago!) biking! I’m also a pilates barre instructor, and I love that form of exercise as well!
What is your #1 cheat food: I don’t do cheat foods- there’s no reason to create a guilty situation! Like I said above, I believe in things being in moderation, and desserts and junk food fit into that. I can tell you when snacks/desserts I love though! I make cupcakes about once a month, so I’m always eating those, and I love frozen yogurt (don’t eat that too often though because I’m lactose intolerant), brownies, and chips!
What advice do you have for those starting on a fitness journey: (What can you share with others from your own journey?) I actually wrote a post recently about how I got started running, and my best advice in starting to exercise for yourself (you can find it here: http://
Dream destination race/location: Greece! I’d love to run an official race in a country I love so much! The views and history are epic, and I’d love to run in a place that has such a rich running history. I’ve had the chance to run in the original Olympic stadium in Olympia, Greece before and that was so cool! (a post on that is here: http://
Favorite inspirational fitness personality/trainer: Honestly, I don’t really have one. I listen to The Jillian Michaels Podcast every week on a run, and I enjoy the Biggest Loser, so maybe her?
Workout apparel must have (+brand): I wear Brooks Adrenalines while I run, and I LOVE them! Otherwise, I’m not dedicated to one brand. I wear Nike, Adidas, and a bunch of random workout apparel I’ve found at TJ Maxx. I’ve found great workout gear there!
Motivational motto/quote: “The voice in your head that says that you can’t do this is a liar”. I have my master’s in mental health counseling, so I know how powerful our thoughts are, and how they influence the feelings we have and the behaviors in which we engage. That thought-feeling-behavior connection is a powerful one, and we all need to be checking in with our thoughts regularly to make sure they are realistic!
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