I’ll never forget the 1996 Olympics. I was 12 years old, fascinated with sports, excited about the Olympics being in Atlanta, and just about obsessed with gymnastics. This still gives me chills…
I even got the 1996 Olympics VHS tape for Christmas that year… oh yeah, like I said I was kinda obsessed. The Olympics are magical and as a young athlete, they motivated me to get better at my sport.
In high school I was a powerlifter. I competed to see how much I could max out in the squat, bench, and deadlift. I took my sport very seriously and being able to look at other athletes through the Olympics brought me great motivation.
Later in college, as I continued my career as a discus and hammer thrower, I focused on the daily training of track and field Olympians. Learning from their habits, training schedule, and discipline helped me to be a better athlete while I was in college.
In the same way, reading healthy living blogs helps me as an athlete and as a woman. Being able to look to others, to read about others’ journeys, and to see how they live their lives helps me on my own quest. Just as watching the Olympics motivates me to compete again, both in weightlifting and in track and field, so do bloggers motivate me to share more, to be honest about my journey, and to change my lifestyle.
Lauren motivates me to eat more produce and to go after my dreams.
Janetha motivates me to be real and to push my body beyond what I think it can do.
Kristin motivates me to cook more, enjoy every moment, and to laugh a lot.
Mama Laughlin motivates me to be a kick ass
Kelly motivates me to reach my goal.
So here are my two questions for y’all…
1. What bloggers motivate you and why?
2. What summer Olympic sport are you most looking forward to watching?