My Fitness Truths

by tinareale on November 22, 2011

The fabulous women behind the website Fit Bottomed Girls have been doing a series called “My Fitness Truths”. I. Love. Them! Each one shows something different and it really got the wheels churning in my brain. What would I list out as my own personal fitness truths? Well, I will take a stab at it this fine morning!

I would rather look like I work for my body than starve for it.

I’ve done the deprivation thing and it’s not a good look for me. Every body is different, but I like a little muscle definition on my frame! Let Hollywood emphasize whatever they want…I’ll still feel proud of my arms.

My workouts aren’t social time. Well, besides at conferences. Open-mouthed smile

It’s my time to get alone with my thoughts…not chat with other moms at the gym.

Change begets change. You want progress? Push the limit. Switch it up. Go past the comfort zone. Don’t fear change. Change is good.

I love to sweat.

I know you don’t have to sweat for a good workout…but it sure feels good when you do.

My body deserves respect. It deserves care.


God gave it to me to house something much more important…I better treat it well with nutritious foods and regular movement.

Yes, I like to workout. Yes, I like to eat healthy. That doesn’t mean I can’t also love on some frozen yogurt or enjoy a lazy day.

Healthy living is more than diet and workouts.

You won’t get to your deathbed wishing you weighed 10 pounds less or had a flatter stomach all those years ago. You will cast your thoughts to the love and memories you created. Don’t forget those in a fit, whole life.

Don’t. Give. Up. From escaping binge eating to racing a half marathon…don’t give up. You are stronger than you think.


1 Tess November 23, 2011 at 4:56 am

I love the new site! It looks great and the content is awesome. Best of luck on your new personal training business!!

2 Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run November 26, 2011 at 10:57 pm

I love this post, Tina. Your arms are to die for!

3 Ana Maria November 27, 2011 at 7:44 pm

So true; so encouraging!!!

4 Sara @ Nourish and Flourish November 27, 2011 at 10:55 am

Wow, this is true Sunday morning inspiration! I love your fitness truths; they’re an affirmation that it IS possible to attain and maintain a balanced approach to health and wellness. :)

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, Tina!

5 [email protected] November 28, 2011 at 11:08 am

These are some great fitness truths! That C.S. Lewis quote has always been one of my favorites. Of course these days our society and media is focused mostly on appearance, and many often forget that our body is simply what people see on the outside, but our ideas, thoughts, emotions, and feelings are WHO we are. While many people focus too much on outward looks, it’s just as important to keep your mind and soul healthy as it is to have a healthy body. When everything is in balance, that is when you’ve truly reached a state that many don’t achieve in their lifetime.

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