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  1. primallyimperfect says

    Really interesting article! I’ve had very similar thoughts, especially since joining Instagram. I actually just wrote a post about this, published it today, so if you were looking to waste some time you should check it out!

  2. lauzieslifestyle says

    I think that’s a really good point. The more you love your body and stop attacking it, the more you are likely to take care of it. I love walking as well and I think people don’t give it enough credit. Brisk walking really helped me get into shape. x

  3. Heidi says

    The tiresome search for ideal! I know my body is for, strong, and even envied by some, yet I’m still striving for the ideal…see perfection. I don’t know you, but judging by your pictures and your posts you also look strong and beautiful. More importantly, your posts are smart. 🙂

  4. My Ashi Lyfe says

    I find my fitness inspiration from everyday women who have changed their lifestyle!
    I absolutely love being fitness and have always been athletic but my diet still lets me down!
    Absolutely loving your blog xx

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      Thank you so much! I agree, seeing others do it gives me the confidence to do it as well.
      I think most people struggle with diets. I try to adapt things slowly but sometimes I do over indulge still. I’m checking out your blog posts properly tomorrow!xx

  5. niccimcshane says

    Great post! My fitness inspiration comes from when I’m running in the park. In the past I have thought I need to be fast to be fit or look at least half decent in gym gear to go outdoors running. But now I look around and feel inspired by so many people of all ages, all body shapes and sizes, running at all different speeds. It makes me feel more comfortable and inspired to run! Xxxx

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      I love that more people are running. And you never know, with time, you can increase the pace or run longer. The main thing is that you’re enjoying it now and it’s a great workout. Thanks for reading! xxxx

  6. Melissa Gibbs says

    I love this because it’s so true! I was already athletic in highschool, a runner and soccer player, but longed for better upper body strength. It was when i found inspiration from pop pilates and blogilates that my fitness reeeally took off 5 years ago :p love this!

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      I loved running in highschool, but I wouldn’t of called myself athletic. It’s great that you found something afterwards and that you have kept up the fitness! Very inspirational actually 🙂 Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. Very happy that you liked the article! x

  7. angelspartaness says

    This is such a nice post, definitely rings true with me. I’ve found that looking to others for inspiration can be bane as well as benefit. It helps inspire you, but it can also make you look down on yourself, which is never good. I’m so glad you referenced yoga in this. Yoga is probably my favorite way to exercise, as it does so much in just one simple hour (or however long). I’m actually kind of addicted to yoga and I practice about 4 times per week (although I want to do more). I’m a naturally flexible person (even when I’m out of shape!) and I love seeing how yoga can make me even more flexible, as well as stronger (I can hold a plank for so long now!) and more balanced, too. I’m hoping to get abs one day, but for now I’m content seeing the small but encouraging changes that happen day-to-day. Nothing is more motivational to me than that 🙂

    -Helene, xo

    • lauzieslifestyle says

      I completely agree with everything that you said and I am super appreciative of you taking the time to read and leave such a thoughtful comment.
      I go back-and-forth with yoga. I do love that it has numerous benefits and especially when seeing how much more flexible you can become.
      Seeing progress is definitely one of the most motivational. There’s only so much inspiration you can get, from looking at an image. Xx