Health and well being

A world of fitness inspiration


I longed for abs. They are supposed to be the most coveted – almost a badge you wear that suggests you are immensely healthy and spend a lot of time working out.

If you had them, I was inspired. Sometimes, I would look at such people, and wonder how they achieved such determination. Or did they have good genes? Could I copy their exact regimen and see the same results?


There is plenty of inspiration in wellbeing. In fact, you could say that our minds are over inspired. To the point where you could feel that you are the unhealthiest person.

I used to purposely make myself feel bad. I never became jealous, seeing other toned women; what could I do however, to join their elite crew? The trends are as fleeting as they are in fashion. One minute they emphasis skinny, the next you are in desperate need of more curves and now you should be super thin – with curves attached.

I honestly don’t know what my ideal figure is – if I could try to create one. Every time I thought I reached a place of contentment, suddenly I saw more inspiration. I guess that could be down to me and my perfectionism.


What I do know now though, simply – focusing on the inside also works for fitness. Not just with energy levels, better sleep and body progress. I mean, truly focusing on the strength required when exercising.

When I see people do yoga – when I see their balance more proportioned; when I see people run faster and see them grasp how to do a particular move – that’s fitness inspiration. It’s not just the outer look – as motivating as that is, it’s not just the progress shots; it’s the dedication to that element of health.

Find something you love this summer and practice/study like you have an exam – on one on your favourite subjects.

The images are photographs of a very sweet, talented and influential person in my eyes: _carlyoga

How do you find your fitness inspiration and do you look at anything in particular?


16 thoughts on “A world of fitness inspiration

  1. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    -Helene, xo

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    • 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


  2. 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!

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    • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. Very happy that you liked the article! x

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  3. 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

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  4. 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


    • 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

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  5. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Thank you! That comment means a lot. I understand what you mean about striving for perfection. It worries me sometimes because I wonder when I will ever be completely satisfied. You look amazing but I know when it comes to fitness, everyone views themselves a certain way. I hope you do get the look that you want but know that you look great now. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • 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

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  8. 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!

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