That’s right, I am officially a 2012 FitFluential Ambassador and couldn’t be more excited! I even have my very own web page (see above). Here is a little bit-a information on FitFluential and what my role is as an ambassador. This info is taken right from their website…
What is FitFluential?
“FitFluential is a nationwide network of fitness enthusiasts sharing their journey both online and offline through multiple social media platforms. Founded in April of 2011 by Kelly Olexa, FitFluential was designed to connect health and wellness brands with their ideal target market through customized, long-term experiential and contextual marketing campaigns.“
What exactly is a FitFluential Ambassador?
“As an Ambassador, you’ll have numerous opportunities to work with our brand partners. That means when fitness brands want to partner with solid FitFluentials on product launches, social media campaigns or audition bloggers for long-term partnerships, our Ambassadors are the first to be invited.”
I am amongst some of my favorite bloggers on FitFluential who inspire me to live healthy every single day: Julie from Peanut Butter Fingers, Courtney from Sweet Tooth Sweet Life, Katelyn from ChefKatelyn, Lori and Michelle from Pure2Raw, and Tina from Carrots N’ Cake. eeeee!
As promised…here are a few more photos Ashley took of me in the Yoga Studio a couple weekends ago for FitFlential….
As part of the 2012 FitFluential kickoff, each Ambassador is coming up with a list of 7 “Start Now” Tips in becoming a Healthier You.
7 “Start Now” Tips
1. Make exercise part of your schedule: yes, this means penciling in a time for your workout. If you are mentally aware of when you are going to be exercising, it’s not as hard to roll out of bed.
2. Refuel with whole foods: The best way to maximize on what you have just accomplished fitness-wise, is to refuel with foods that are nutrient dense. My favorite post workout snacks are a banana and peanut butter, oatmeal, or greek yogurt and blueberries.
3. Grab a buddy for a little friendly competition or for motivational purposes! Having a workout buddy can increase your exercise intensity and help you stay accountable!
4. Experiment, mix up your workouts: Doing something different every single day can help give your body get a well-rounded, full body workout. It will also help prevent boredom and keep things interesting. So, don’t be afraid to try out a new interval workout you read in a magazine or use a new machine.
5. Dedicate your practice: Who or what inspires you? Give them a little extra heat and energy from your workout. At 78, my grandmother recently started her fitness journey and is looking/feeling better than ever. Is that not kick ass or what? She inspires me every single day to exercise and eat healthy.
6. Don’t be afraid to strength train: No, no, you are not going to look like a body builder if you lift weights! Strength training increases lean muscle mass, ultimately increasing your metabolism (meaning that you burn more calories when you are just sitting on your bum!).
7. Listen to your body: Having sore muscles is a good thing, but listening to your body is even better. Taking a day off is extremely important in rebuilding the proteins that you have broken down in your muscles.
What is the best fitness advice you ever got?
Who is your exercise inspiration?