Oh my, happy Fri-YAY! What a week! It was a crazy week at work and I went meatless and started a dry month (amongst other things). I woke up and felt better today then I have in a long time. As I type this I’m drinking my coffee…mmm nectar of the gods…and about to chug my apple cider concoction before delving into work. This week’s five has everything to do about the Olympics, inspiration that age ain’t nothing but a number, and some surprising ways you can get 10K+ steps a day that doesn’t include working out. And #5 will have you celebrating YOU!
- Are you watching the Olympics? Or at least catching the commentary and wrap-ups? This is the first Olympics ever that I have been so invested AND enthralled. There has been so many incredible moments that it is hard to just choose one. So I’ll choose three! The USA Gymnastics team killed it with 9 medals. ‘The Final Five’ are the most successful Women’s USA Gymnastics Team of all-time! Can you say AMAZING?!? Usain Bolt making fast seem like an understatement and the USA Swimming Team just making me want to take swim lessons to become faster/stronger/better has been nothing short of incredible. Plus there were many #blackgirlmagic moments with many firsts.
2. Sometimes the ones you least expect have the most inspirational stories. 86-year old Madonna Buder (and nun) has competed in 45 Ironmans! Yes, she rocks my socks off and shows age ain’t nothing but a number. Do your thang sister!
3. Trouble getting your steps in? Since I’m participating in a wellness challenge at work, I’ve been trying to get 10k+ steps in a day. It’s harder than it looks especially if you’re at the office all day but these 15 ways to get in more steps without exercising more. I’m in!
4. What does astrology have to do with your workout? Everything…or perhaps nothing. It was pretty spot on for me. I hate monotony and love working out with friends. Knowing someone is waiting for me to workout guarantees I’m making that workout but I think that is most of us! And I’ve never tried AcroYoga so maybe it is time I do. You decide for yourself!
5. All bodies should be celebrated! VH1 is shedding light on the varying body sizes of female Olympians competing in Rio this month to prove that success can be attained regardless of size, shape or weight. They put together the following graphic, complete with the sport, home country, height and weight of a variety of Olympic athletes like Brittney Griner, Claressa Shields, Adeline Gray and Simone Biles. So love on yourself today and EVERY DAY…”we are so much more than our bodies because, after all, the body has limits that the mind does not.”