At IdealFit, we couldn’t be more excited about International Women’s Day coming up on March 8. It’s an entire day devoted to celebrating both the big and small things done by women everywhere that make the world a better place. Every day should be women’s day, right?! (Cue the song “Run the world” by Beyonce 😉 )
But really. There’s a lot to celebrate! We’re strong. We’re inspirational. We’re leaders. We’re motivators. We’re achievers. We do incredible things!
I come across so many amazing, STRONG women every single day. And I’m not just talking about strong when it comes to gym things.
When we think of strong women throughout history and strong women in our own lives, most of them aren’t changing the world with their muscles. Which goes to show that not all aspects of strength can be measured in the weight room.
Let’s talk about what makes us strong.
Confidence Is Strong
We may look at women we view as confident and think that they’re somehow wired differently than us. We might think that they don’t feel fear, like they’re somehow immune to ever feeling self-doubt, anxiety or getting cold feet.
Confidence is not the lack of fear or doubt, but the belief that you are strong enough get in the ring with those feelings and to deal them a knockout punch. Because you are!
And every time you do something hard your confidence just gets stronger. Identify something in your life that you’ve been wanting to do, something that makes you uncomfortable, and do it!
So enroll in that class, ask for that raise, sign up for that marathon. You’ll never know what you’re capable of until you take action, and I’d be willing to bet that you’ll end up surprising yourself.
Approach life with confidence.
Self-Love Is Strong
Self-love can motivate you toward reaching your goals and making meaningful change. It’s a stronger fuel than disgust and feeling bad about yourself. It isn’t about being a diva or cranking your maintenance setting up to high.
It’s about refusing to compare yourself to others, reversing that negative self-talk and embracing everything that makes you the person you are.
So be deliberate in recognizing the spectacular qualities that make you unique. Practice telling yourself positive things to replace the negative. Set aside time during the week for self-care, because every woman deserves a little pampering, am I right?!
You are one of a kind, as limited-edition as they come! Nobody just like you will ever exist in the entire universe. So treat yourself right. Be strong enough to love yourself.
Healthy Is Strong
But physical strength isn’t just about how many reps you can pump out, your marathon time, or your athletic capability. And it’s definitely not about the way you look. It’s about being healthy.
Being active can mean whatever you want it to, and you get to decide. Whether it’s running, biking, dancing, or caber tossing (look that one up, it’s worth your time ?), find something you’re passionate about and own it.
Women who treat their body right are happier, live longer, and just feel better.
Show your body some love, and your body will love you right back. Make strong choices when it comes to your health.
Strong Is Strong
Somehow we’ve come to believe that strong is only what you see on American Gladiator. But in reality strong is not found in one specific type of woman. It’s found wherever there is a woman pursuing a strong lifestyle.
Strong is whatever you make it. It’s being the best version of yourself physically, mentally and emotionally. It’s taking on every challenge life throws your way and crushing it out of the park.
Strong means showing up every day of your life with more than just a can-do attitude. You show up with a will-do attitude!
Define your strength.
Let us help you capture your strong. Join us as we celebrate the strength of a woman, as defined by women everywhere. View women showcasing their strength, and share your own strong story with others.
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