Find Your Fitness Inspiration

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Heather’s dream is to share with the world her success at becoming healthy after age 40. Heather lost over 88 pounds through changing her diet and incorporating exercise into her busy life. She would like to take what she has learned about becoming fit after 40, and using her Metabolic Training Certification to help others struggling with weight issues mid-life. Heather’s post day is Monday.
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Where do you find your fitness inspiration? What keeps you lacing up you putting on your workout clothes? My own fitness dream inspiration has shifted over the years.

Family can be your fitness inspiration.

One of my own favorite inspirations is to realize how your own fitness can improve your family relationships. This can show up in ways you may not be able to imagine right now.

If you have younger children, keeping up with them is a full time workout. I watch women toting many small children through any store. Just watching the gymnastics she goes through to keep everyone happy and on task makes me tired.

Having the energy to play with and enjoy my son was something I thought about all the way through my own weight loss journey. He was in high school, no longer a preteen hyper ball of energy, but I was so thrilled when I could pick him up and swing him around again.

Fitness inspiration to keep up with your children:

  • to bench press your kids
  • to outrun your children at the park
  • to be an energetic Grandmother… whenever that day arrives!

Fashion as your fitness inspiration.

The personal recognition that comes from fitting into that special dress is amazing. I made it a personal goal for my own fitness inspiration to take advantage of this feeling at every milestone.

There are times when feeling that zipper slide easily on a new outfit in a smaller size that make you so excited.

Keeping a Pinterest board of outfits that you can picture yourself in is a huge inspiration to keep you on your fitness goal.

Follow Heather’s board Weight Loss Wardrobe on Pinterest.

Finding new muscles are a big fitness inspiration.

As you get stronger there is an excitement to seeing new muscles pop up where you didn’t know they could. You are able to do more physically. Picking up more grocery bags at once, doing more at the gym, and just feeling more stable in everyday life.

It can take a long time to see these results. Track your progress with photos or measurements. Give yourself a time to celebrate these milestones. You deserve it.

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What keeps you going? What is your fitness inspiration?

Losing weight is part of the process, not your true inspiration. We all have deeply emotional reasons why we want to get healthy.

Come to terms with what that reason is. That is what keeps your fitness goals on target everyday. Ready to share? Use the comments below!

Go get your fit on – Heather


Give us your thoughts!


  • For me, it’s movement that takes me back to ballet. I don’t worry about fitness or losing weight or any of that. I just go to Zumba 3 times a week because I love to dance and it makes me smile, and then I also go to Yoga class 3 times a week because I like to breathe deeply, stretch and do floor work. Occasionally Brian and I will lift weights on my day off because I want to spend time with him. I figure everything else will just take care of itself in time. Each day I ask myself during this time in my life, “What have you done today for yourself that makes you happy?” and the answer is always “Yoga” or “Zumba”. I expect over time it will be 100% Yoga 7 times a week, but I am taking it slow and enjoying myself.

    Love your posts and you look fabulous!!