I couldn’t have done it without them. There are so many people, books and quotes that have seriously changed my life. This page is all about the inspirations in my life.
I’ve been inspired by Brene Brown and everything that she stands for. Two of the most inspiring books I have read were written by this lovely lady; The Gifts of Imperfection and Daring Greatly. These books are great reminders of what is actually important in life. It reminds you of the things we learn when we are young that are so easy to forget by getting caught up in the world around us. Her books and presentations are highly recommended if you are looking to live life to its fullest.
Following Kayla’s BBG program refreshed my passion for fitness and reminded me that It’s okay to practice fitness the way I want and reach for the goals that I want. I don’t need to do what everyone else is doing or share the goals that they have to make me worthy. I just need to do what I want that makes me happy, healthy, motivated and hopefully an inspiration to others.
I don’t know what it is about us girls, me included. The majority of us were like programmed at birth to think that lifting weights was bad and the ideal body type was “model thin”- something that I’ll never be, it’s just my genetics. It doesn’t matter what body type you have, we’re all beautifully unique. Nikki Blackketter was someone I came across when I decided to start taking my nutrition seriously and getting the body I have always wanted. I actually found her because my boyfriend followed her on social media. Hm, I wonder why? I’m sure it was the workouts and food she posted. Anyways, she reminded me that lifting weights is actually quite awesome and I need to own my own unique figure. I’m never gonna be the ideal “skinny” that so many girls chase after, I have a big butt, thick thighs and I like food a lot. I can however own my uniqueness and love myself as is.
Gretchen Rubin is the author of The Happiness Project– a book that helped me stop slacking. I don’t know why but I kept putting everything off until “tomorrow” or “when summer vacation starts” or “when I complete my master’s program.” Something about this book brought me back to life with an approach of taking tiny little steps that make sense for each one of us. I always have these grand ideas that seem too big to accomplish. This book reminded me that I need to fix myself before I can fix the world, and it’s not selfish.