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Love: Avoiding Conformity

All of us just want to fit in, but fitting in does not mean conforming. Many believe that the only way to fit in is to be the same as everyone else, creating this army of robots. However, the reality is, the world would not run properly if everyone was the same. Think of it this way if we all were sports junkies, we would have no variety. There would be no music, no art, no stories, and no food because all we like is sports. By conforming we are really just hiding our wonderful talents from the world and creating a boring place. So you cant afford the latest and greatest trends of UGGS and Lulu’s, that’s perfectly fine start your own trend. If the entire world dressed completely the same there would only be a few trends, a few stores and a few designers, and well we would all be broke. By allowing our uniqueness to show and adding our own flare in not only how we dress, but act, talk, write or create we allow for a more accepting and diverse world. By standing out we offer room for others to fit in, through acceptance.

How to ensure to avoid conforming.

  • Stand out: don’t try so hard to be like everyone else
  • Be yourself: don’t let looks, opinions, or whispers change who you are
  • Be confident: if you are confident in who you are no one will try to bring you down
  • Have Pride: pride yourself in getting up each morning and being who you are
  • Feel Beautiful: like Christina said, “you are beautiful no matter what they say”
  • Avoid Peer Pressure: just because your friends act or dress one way does not mean you have to, and if they force you to, they aren’t that great of friends in the first place.

If you have any other tips on how to avoid conformity feel free to comment, Id love to hear what you guys think.

-E.

Fitspire: Strength Training Workout

Deadlifting 95lbs #workout #deadlift #sweat #health #healthy #fit #fitness #fitgirl #weight #gym

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I’m going to let you in on my workout of the day today. My workout was done at the gym however, if at home you can alter the workout with dumbbells, or change the weight accordingly.

Stretch:

My workout began with 20 minutes of mobility and soft tissue work. Using a foam roller, while lying on your back with the roller just below your shoulders reach your arms over your head and slowly move back and forth on the roller to loosen tight areas. Continue to do this all the way down your body  doing both the insides and outsides of your legs. Following this i stood against a wall with a lacrosse ball behind me and slowly moved around finding tight areas and worked to loosen them, such as shoulder areas and hips.

Warm-up: (look at previous fitspire post for general warm up)

https://livelovefitspire.wordpress.com/2014/07/12/fitspire/

Leg Kicks

Lunge Step

Leg & Arm Reach

Knee Swings

Circuit:

Deadlift- with a flat back pick up the bar (dumbbells) and stand erect, make sure to keep your arms straight and use your legs and hips to stand up. Slowly return to starting position and continue motion. Do 6 sets of 5, mine were done at 95lbs but you may vary weight accordingly.

Overhead Press- Starting with barbell (dumbbell) resting on collar bone and chin back, push weight over your head. The weight should end up behind your ears with your arms fully extended, and your head should be further forward. Repeat this exercise 6 times in sets of 5, mine were done at 35lbs, again alter accordingly.

Kettle Bell Swings- holding the kettle bell (dumbbell) in your hands bend at the knees. Keeping your chest up stand erect and swing the kettle bell up to your chest, return back to bent position. Do 6 sets of 15, mine were at 20lbs, alter accordingly.

The focus today was posterior chain and opening up the shoulders. Prior to any workout if possible use the above stretch guide to loosen up, this will help immensely with how much you can do in your workout. Again each exercise can be altered by weights, sets, or reps. Feedback and comments on the workout are always welcome.

Stay Fit Bloggers,

-E.