The Fitness Rebellion Manifesto
I reject the notion that beauty, desirability and worthiness are one size fits all. I think happy people are the healthiest people. It’s not enough to just look good on the outside. I want to feel good on the inside, too.
I will give my one, precious body the respect it deserves. We’ve been together a long time, and we’ve got miles to go. When my body is strong, I am strong. When my body feels good, I feel good. Wherever I go, my body goes, too. When I take care of my body, it takes care of me.
I celebrate the little victories. From the first pair of running shoes I lace up, to the morning I didn’t feel like waking up at 5 a.m. to go to the gym, but did it anyway. These are my personal triumphs, and I think each one deserves a parade.
I believe sweat stains are a badge of honor, and each of my muscles has a story to tell. I will stop seeing the gym as time wasted working out and start seeing it as time invested in working on me.
I will turn my inertia into my momentum.
I will do something with my mind, my body and my life.
I want to improve the world, and I believe that begins by improving me—because when I feel my best, I can be my best. And when I am my best, anything is possible.
This is my commitment to me.