You know the saying, “Actions speak louder than words?” Well, right now now that’s not the case because these words are packed with power! Get inspired by our top quotes that will be sure to bring more love, strength and positivity to yourself than ever before.
1. Embrace and love your body. It’s the most amazing thing you’ll ever own.
But really, think about it: You only get ONE! There’s no redo here! Instead of looking for the wrong, look for the right. Don’t know where to start? Every morning, write down 1 thing you like about yourself for 30 days. That positive start may go a long way in how you think about yourself and how you approach the rest of your day!
2. Workout because you love your body, not because you hate it.
This is simple: Why are you exercising? Because you care. You care about your body. Try to take the nitpicking and self-criticism out of it and come back to that basic thought every time you walk into the studio.
3. If at first you don’t succeed, fix your ponytail and try again.
Remember, practice makes perfect! Adapt that mentality when facing new challenges in class. For example, feeling lost with a new warm-up? Give yourself a few classes to get the hang of it! It’s important to switch it up and feel consistently challenged–otherwise, what’s the point? Whether the challenge is small or big, patience is key to success!
4. Fall in love with the process and the results will come.
This is a biggie. You know how time moves really slowly when you’re looking at the clock every minute? The same thing goes with your results! Learn to be present and truly care about the technique. Be inquisitive–get to understand more than just the surface level of your movement by asking questions. Knowing the why AND the how will open a new world of possibilities and challenges, which means even better results in the long run.
5. Be strong. Be beautiful. Be you.
Make it your daily mantra for 2017! BELIEVE IN IT. Write it down and say it to yourself on repeat when you’re feeling down or off beat. Strength and beauty start on the inside, so start by speaking kindly to yourself. You are strong. You are beautiful. There’s no one you-er than you! Embrace it!
6. A little progress each day adds up to big results.
Little by little becomes a lot! Take pride in the small victories every class. Kept your arms up the entire time during weight work? Crushed a really tough seat position? Adjusted your form after noticing something felt off? Got an inch lower in your split stretch? Smile about it! These little things add up class by class to make you stronger and stronger!
7. 1 year = 365 opportunities
Allow yourself to begin each day with a clean slate. Instead of just going through the required motions of your life, bring fresh energy to how you approach everyday things. It’s a full year with new potential–you get out what you put in!
8. Be the energy you want to attract.
Radiate the energy that you want to receive back from the people around you. It takes way more out of you to be negative, so why not try to find the good instead? You never know what a kind word or gesture could do for someone else’s day. You have a bigger impact on the world around you than you probably realize.
9. Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.
Doesn’t matter what happened yesterday! Focus on the present journey–it’s where are right now. Seize the day; grab a hold of the things that you can control and let go of all the things you cannot. Take it one day at a time to build a body, life and world around you that you love.
Kat Collins is a former Pure Barre National Brand Ambassador who works in health and wellness marketing. She lives in a New York state of mind while LTB’ing around her hometown of Chicago.