It’s hard not to look at magazines and famous people and avoid comparing yourself. But it doesn’t have to be a completely horrible thing when you find healthy body role models.
I have “fitness idols” that I aspire to be more like. For example, I love Venus and Serena Williams. These are two ladies I adore because of their bodies and athletic accomplishments.
I think I have a similar body type as these girls and know that with
some a lot of work I can be just as defined. But, unlike the more naturally thin females in magazines, I am not chasing an unrealistic fantasy by wanting to be more like the Williams sisters. I love that I have two amazing women I can aspire to be more like. And I love that I feel like they own it. They own their athleticism, their bodies and their confidence. They exude success and I love it.
Serena was injured couldn’t play in the US open this year. But she’ll be back.
I also adore Paula Radcliffe and Kara Goucher – both of whom happen to be pregnant and still running! I hope to be one tenth as amazing when I’m preggers I just wish Runner’s World would have put them on the cover – running belly and all…
Breakfast – oats in the jar. This is great for me to eat on the road. A jar of oats is easier to hold in one hand as I drive. Not that I do that… Run: 4 miles to get the soreness out. I feel super tight and really need to stretch though.
Question: Who is your fitness idol?
I also look up to female runners – especially Mom runners