For this weeks Friday Foodie, I decided to shake it up and not talk about food. Lets focus on fitness, from a girl who clearly knows what she is doing. Heidi knows no limits. Her blog Fitness Knows No Limits inspires viewers within a few second of seeing her landing page. You are greeted with the words” Eat clean. Train mean. Become Limitless. Because it’s never to late to become what you might have been.” Who wouldn’t be inspired? This makes me want to get in the gym with full force and fearlessly training like a guy! The pure genius of this blog great for fitness information on every topic under the moon, and how-to’s make Fitness Knows No Limits my Friday spot.
Lets learn more about it from Heidi herself.
Tell me about yourself:
I myself have gone from 267 lbs to 148 lbs. I was fit all my life, right up until I started having babies… that seemed to really throw things off for me. Now that I am done having children, I am once again serious about my health and fitness and strive to teach my family to be the same way.
So now I am an aspiring fitness guru who wants to touch the lives of all those around me in a positive and uplifting way. I want to help others accomplish their weight, health and overall fitness goals because, I truly do believe, “It is never too late to become what you might have been.”.
I find all aspects of health and fitness interesting, from holistic medicine to body building; I find it all fascinating and love studying it. I am a firm believer in creating a healthy body through hard work, dedication, exercise and eating clean; no tricks involved, no fad diets, weight loss pills and/or starving yourself. I am a strong believer in ‘The Law of Attraction‘ and believe we attract what it is we focus our energy on. I like to stay positive about my body and the goals I set out to achieve and would like to help others do the same.
Best workout/ exercise routine:
My best routine is always changing to keep up with what I need most. Right now it is the following: http://fitnessknowsnolimits.com/2012/04/04/my-new-workout-routine/.My favorite exercises are dead-lifts, squats, and lunges. I am always working on sculpting my legs and backside! That is the last place to lean out for me so I have to work extra hard in that area.
Best ways to restart your exercise program if you fall off the horse/ how to not fall of the horse?
The best way to not fall of the horse is to just keep going no matter how pointless it may feel. Most people quit earlier on in their diet and exercise changes because they don’t feel they are seeing results fast enough when really if they just kept going a little while longer they would reap the rewards in full and that in and of itself is inspiring to not fall of the horse, (again). Like so many of those inspirational fitness posters say, ‘If you are sick of starting over… stop quitting’.
Another way to not fall off the horse is to always switch up your routine to help keep you excited about what you are doing, and if you really hate spin classes then don’t go to them just because your friends do or you were told they are awesome. When you force yourself to do exercises you don’t enjoy then you are making your workout a stressor instead of a healthy, happy, motivating habit.
Words on how to stay motivated…
I love quotes! A good quote can be so uplifting so I have a collection of quotes to keep my motivated. Here are some favorites:
“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill
“It will hurt.
It will take time.
It will require dedication.
It will require willpower.
You will need to make healthy decisions.
It requires sacrifice.
You will need to push your body to its max.
There will be temptation.
But, I promise you, when you reach your goal,its WORTH IT. ”
For more quotes see her ‘Quotes to keep me going’ page
Final inspiration for my readers:
In the words of Lady Gaga, “If I could for a moment just inspire you to love yourself, that would be worth everything.”. Learn to love yourself no matter what stage your body is at. Learning to love and respect yourself is the most important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. If I can help just one person see what it is I see in them, then I have done what I set out to do in the world.
I hope you all enjoyed hearing from Heidi I know I did and certainly appreciate her being in the blogosphere. So many of you are inspirations as well, if you have a story feel free to contact me and I might just put you in one of my Friday spots to share your story with many more.
Also, this is my last post before signing off for San Fran ( contact me with any places you want to see me visit if you didn’t see my post). We will have a guest blogger during next week. Stay tuned to hear from Lindsay( http://fitisalwaysin.wordpress.com/) who will be sharing some recipes with you. I promise to take lots of pictures while I am away.I may even where a hat while doing so like said photo…