Sometimes at the gym, I look for people working hard to inspire me. Witness the fitness. Just this week I saw 2 dudes putting on an ostentatious show of strength and agility. One after another with a “top this” attitude. One doing top bar muscle ups and the other doing suspended windshield wiper abs. Impressive and fun to watch and absolutely nothing sexy about it in my opinion.
I’m going to let you in a little secret. There is nothing sexy about show offs in the gym. It got me thinking. So then..what is sexy about fitness?
Witness the fitness
Here is what I came up with. Sexy is in the reinvention of yourself–the transformation–the struggle. Sexy is the process. Sexy is the underdog. Although I’m not in any way shape or form a fan of yo-yo dieting. I will say that if you put on a few pounds and then work like an underdog to shed them its one of the sexiest things you can do.
Transformation comes in all shapes and forms. You’ve got lots to pick from, you can transform your body, lifestyle, nutrition, education. Transform you mind, dedicate yourself to learning something new everyday. Brains are always sexy.
What inspires me? For me inspiration comes from witnessing transformation and how it relates to me. Keep in mind, you never know who you are inspiring. Not only are the people you know on your side, but the strangers who are silently cheering you on and gleaning inspiration. Now don’t go cray-cray to any extreme in the name of sexy. Because that’s just not healthy…or sexy.
So there you have it.
What inspires you at the gym?
What do you think about show-offs in the gym?
***Disclaimer: Always check with your doctor first before starting new fitness routines to ensure that they’re right for you.***All opinions expressed are 100% my own.