“The groundwork of all happiness is health.”
– Leigh Hunt
Those that know me know that I am constantly working out, finding healthy recipes and looking for new ways to stay fit. I’ve worked out and played sports for as long as I can remember, and healthy eating has always been important for my family.
During my junior year of college I studied in Spain, which was by far the most amazing experience of my life. I wouldn’t trade any of the 20 pounds I gained during that time for the experience I had.
BUT… When I got back to the United States to what I like to call the “real world,” I had a rude awakening.
I felt unattractive and knew I had to do something about it. Since then, I’ve become dedicated to getting fit. I religiously work out, monitor my eating habits and look for new healthy living tricks.
One great resource that I’ve found for lots of health recipes, motivation and workout ideas is Pinterest.
This relatively-new social media platform is know for its eCommerce benefits, ease of content curation and of course dream-wedding planning. There are some social benefits (for women especially) as well.
It provides women with the ability to make a digital vision board and share inspiration with friends and followers.
Many of my friends are like-minded when it comes to health and fitness, so they frequently pin other healthy recipes and fitness information as well.
Pinterest provides the necessary reinforcements and motivation to inspire people to lead healthy lives.
Trainers always say it’s easier to get motivated and stick to your workouts and heathy eating plans if you have a partner doing it with you, and the Pinterest community is that support system.
I personally use Pinterest on practically a daily basis and have a board named “Fit-spiration.” It’s full of workout ideas, healthy eating tips and general life inspiration. I actually just tried out one of the workout tips this morning, and I have to say, I felt great!
How do you motivate yourself to stay healthy and fit?
~ Miss Soucie
P.S. If you want to learn more about Pinterest, take a look at my other article, Foodie Porn on Pinterest!