Don’t be Afraid to go for it!

I have been following Fit & Flirty on Instagram for a while now and love the message, the people I’ve met, the empowerment I feel from this line…. I’m so excited to get to be a part of this company now too and just get to share positivity and love with lots of ladies out there. I guest blogged a post for their website this week so I wanted to share it with you all. I hope you enjoy and please check out the official website of Fit & Flirty as well! You won’t be disappointed!

Don’t Be Afraid to go for it!

Guest Blogger Mikaela Jaquette

I heard a poll recently on the radio that said about 37% of American’s are too intimidated to go to the gym and start working out. People don’t know where to start and so they don’t even try. I know for myself this was very true at the beginning of my fitness journey as well.

I was shy and didn’t know what to do on all the different machines.  But I bit the bullet and asked for help from friends and also watched a number of “how-to” videos on YouTube. What I found is when I asked for help people were eager to help, because they are impressed I was taking the initiative to work out. Now, it’s my turn, when people ask me for guidance, I’m happy to support them because I am thrilled to see anyone start a work out routine and a new path towards a healthier and happier lifestyle!

I LOVE the difference I feel from working out. Not only do I feel healthier and stronger physically, I also feel more mentally and emotionally stable. The drive and work ethic you get from working out can channel into every aspect of your life. If you want results in the gym you have to put in the hard work and time, but if you’re motivated and persistent you will hit your goals. I channel that in every aspect of my life. If I want something, I work hard for it; the reward is that much sweeter at the finish line! It’s okay to have off days at the gym or in life in general. Tomorrow is a brand-new day if today doesn’t go as planned. Just remind yourself…

“I will be back to dominate tomorrow.” 

Working out can be such a stress relief for you, but can also improving your health. Sounds like a win-win situation to me! Where else do you really get the endorphins going while working towards goals that empower you physically and emotionally? I can’t really think of anywhere else myself besides the gym!

Empowered… I love that word. There are different definitions for that word, but the one that sticks with me when thinking of empowerment from working out would have to be, “To make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights” (Webster’s Dictionary) We all notice how much more comfortable and confident in our own skin we feel after working out for even just a bit. Sure, your body might be a bit sore and achy, but your brain is so much clearer, your step is lighter, you have a huge smile on your face…. You went and you did it! You conquered and now you are stronger physically, mentally and emotionally!

Joining the FIT & Flirty ambassador team has introduced me to fun and positive company that has similar interests to mine and cute fitness apparel! More importantly I’ve connected with a group of strong, beautiful and positive women. These women support and empower each other. We build each other up and applaud each other in our endeavors. There is so much light and love in this company. I’m so happy to be part of the team and can’t wait to keep sharing love and empowerment with so many other wonderful ladies!

In the header picture I am wearing a Low Squattin’ Champagne Sippin’ Cap Sleeve T-Shirt Heather Grey & Black. Find your fitness mantra by taking this quiz! What’s your workout mantra!? 

 

Picture by Michael Holt

17 Comments Add yours

  1. It truly is surprising how intimidating just starting out can be. However, the vibe I got when I visited the Big Dane for the 1st time, I knew I found my fitness home. It kind of reminded me of when I moved and started looking at churches. There were definitely vibes I was not feeling, however the church I call home now, I knew it right away. A simple smile to a stranger is pretty incredble vs. the stare of who is this and why are they here. Oh, and I took the quiz, my mantra, you love to run, you love to be fit now have some chapagne! Love it.

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Yes!!! Love that vibe too. You just know! Haha love that mantra!!!!

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      1. Gerard Potvin says:

        I did too! Made me giggle, and then want some champagne. 🙂

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  2. wmeberle says:

    Wonderful, Mikaela! 🤗 What a lovely, positive, and supportive message 🙏🤗😍 I’m happy for you that you’ve found this group of ladies and for them that they have found you. There is a lot of there for us to be intimidated by if we allow our focus to go there… But we can choose to focus on the potential benefits and keep an eye out to recognize them when they come our way.

    Very cool, Mikaela! What a great opportunity!

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Yes you’re so right!!! Thank you!

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  3. This is awesome! Congrats to Mikaela! Thanks for sharing and continuing to inspire. 🙂

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Aw thank you girl! Xoxoxo

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  4. Love this! I started the gym a year ago and I’m so glad I did- you are so right about how much of a difference it makes to your physical and mental health! 💕

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Right!??? Thank you!!!

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  5. laurencanteven.blog says:

    This is such an inspiring post! & your righter

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      1. laurencanteven.blog says:

        It hasn’t posted my full comment 🤦‍♀️ ‘you’re right about taking time out for yourself too!’ Xx

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  6. mydreamality says:

    Wonderful post, really enjoyed reading it and very inspiring 🙂

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Thank you so much love!

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  7. Batmom85 says:

    Great post and excellent advice! I was like you I was intimidated by the gym but I kept going and made friends and found a routine. The gym became home lol love this post.

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    1. mjaquette says:

      Same here it’s my home now!! Thank you! Xoxoxo

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