Today I came across a really cool video, from This Girl Can. This Girl Can is an United Kingdom campaign developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organizations. It’s a celebration of active women up and down the country who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets. I think this is really cool, because it proves that no matter what shape or size you are, there are people just like you, half way round the world moving and grooving and doing what they love to stay fit. All because they stopped caring what people thought and started or continued to do what they enjoy! There is no one exercise or sport that is better than the rest. As long as it works for you and you enjoy it, make it a part of your healthy lifestyle.
I was inspired by this message because for me, I am most passionate about weight training and HIIT. I can remember the very first time I decided to bring my training to the gym. I was scared! Sure, I had been a gym-goer for several years, but I had never done my BodyRocking there. The obvious thoughts crept into my head: But everyone is going to laugh at me? What if I mess up? What if they don’t understand what I am doing? What if they think I look crazy? But you know what, it’s these thoughts that we tell ourselves that are crazy! I am SO glad I stayed true to myself and true to the way I wanted to train, because it pushed me out of my comfort zone and has allowed me to continue doing something that I am passionate about and has inspired others to do the same!
So just remember, “This Girl Can celebrates the women who are doing their thing no matter how they do it, how they look or even how sweaty they get. They’re here to inspire us to wiggle, jiggle, move and prove that judgement is a barrier that can be overcome.”