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Danielle Jones' workouts with Honor, 4, have made her Insta-famous.
It can cut the risk of depression, gestational diabetes, high blood pressure and pre-eclampsia.
"I just kind of zen out, I pay attention to my movements and what's around me..."
It's cool to say you're going to get in shape, but it won't happen by osmosis if you're walking around the place like a chicken with its head cut off.
All those people in magazines, at competitions, and filling instagram with their awesome workout pics are the small percentage of the population who are intrinsically motivated. Who are able to suffer and sacrifice based on some internal psychology. What's important to note is that the majority of the world is not like this, maybe YOU are not like this AND THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT!
It's a sad truth: We live in a society that's heavily influenced by the things popular people say, think or do. Mass media
We all know the benefits of working out and eating well, but when it comes to our health, knowing and doing -- especially doing over the long-term -- are two very different things! Sure, most of us can be dedicated for a few days -- sometimes a few months -- but long-term change is a whole other ballgame.
I crushed on guys who were "out of my league." I saw others get attention while I was ignored or rejected. I felt bad about my body, which was mostly fat, with little or no visible muscle. My face was pretty and my mannerisms were soft, leaving me pretty low in the hierarchy. So I took action.
Many women who train experience this awkward and sometimes painful situation when it comes to performing plyometrics, jump rope training and/or running. As a coach my first priority is to always support my clients and over the years this has been an issue that I've realized needs to be addressed. It's time to talk about it and discuss a solution.