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T / happy monday / not for you

Photo Credit: Tiffany Tsang

Photo Credit: Tiffany Tsang

I got this video from Cait and it is exactly what I wanted to see this month.  I’ve done something athletic since I was tiny.  I think my parents knew I had to get that excess energy out somehow.  And eventually it became part of my identity.  I had to always be moving.  But it’s also forged this resilience in me so I know that I can get through whatever obstacles that life throws at me.  This month I’m challenging myself beyond what I’m used too.  But this isn’t about that.

This is about getting moving in every way possible.  And celebrating all the women who are moving, building, creating, and surmounting. Including you.  You can start anytime.  And you don’t have to be Serena Williams, Sheryl Sandberg or Anna Wintour.  When I think about these women, and the amazing young female entrepreneurs here too, they did it for themselves and their achievements have spread to others too.  And there is no better time than now.

There’s been a few words I’ve been repeating to myself, to keep everything in check: that only person you’re competing against is yourself; that you are your only boundary; and practice, fail, practice, fail, practice, succeed.

It’s exactly what this little video from ESPN-W celebrates (as well as ladies who lift!).  It’s inspiring me more than anything today.  Can you tell that I’m in this weird hyper motivated space?  I blame this video (and therefore Cait!)

I also just discovered that the Notorius RBG gets moving too.  And that makes me really happy.


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T / happy monday / get moving

Photo Credit: Elise by Jordan Voth

Photo Credit: Elise by Jordan Voth

Hello Monday!  I’m a little wired at the moment.  There was a 730am cortado, a 930am double espresso and now I’m on my 1230pm cold brew.  As you can see, coffee is my life blood.  But I’m also jiving to this little video from the Guardian.  Not because it’s flowing to some vintage Missy Elliot beats (does 2001 count as old now?), nor the crazy energy that it’s rocking.  As a chick with hips, I love seeing women of all shapes and sizes getting it on. Coming from a public health POV, I’ve got the message that ‘sitting is the new smoking‘ on my mind.  Whether it’s holding a handstand scorpion (which I cannot), running a marathon (cannot either), doing the cha cha (definitely can’t) or successfully getting a pull up on (as of Friday, can!), I love the message that there’s something for everyone and the focus on the booty. Public health messages aside, I love this video and it’s energy.  So whatever you’re up to, I hope you have a great start to your week and get your sweat on. I’m going to go stand now.

PS – Happy International Women’s Day!