Fit Friday: The one thing holding you back

top: lululemon {last seen here; similar color + love this style} | pants: nike | shoes: nike via tanger outlets c/o {getting these next!}
Happy Fitness Friday!
I had an epiphany this week. Are you ready? Don’t laugh. 
It may seem quite obvious, but in my ups-and-downs of following various fitness plans, the one and only thing that has continued to hold me back every time is the lack of a positive mindset. When I take a step back and think about all the different “plans” you can follow and “diets” you can try, the one common denominator with all of them is not just the determination and discipline you need to see them through to the end, it’s the positive perspective you need that keeps you believing that you can see them through. Without a positive mindset, you don’t have that little voice in your head telling you that it’s okay to make mistakes. Part of starting a new plan is knowing that you’re going to have slip ups. That’s why you make a plan so you know how to deal with the setbacks when they happen. And that plan can be as simple as: keep trying. 
I was recently rereading my Q&A last fall with Heidi Powell (you know her from Extreme Weight Loss on ABC). Something she said that’s continued to resonate with me is her fear that she’ll “lose perspective.” Heidi already gets it–consistently looking for the positive sides of life is what propels us forward and keeps us focused on the I can‘s, not the I can’t‘s.
Read the full Q&A here (so motivating!).
I have one more post for you this weekend and then I’m off to Maui and turning the time over to some of my fave style and fitness bloggers next week. You’re going to love what they have to share!
As always, thanks for reading. Have a fabulous weekend.
P.S. The People StyleWatch x Ryka giveaway winner has been announced here.



  1. Love your outfit! Thanks for sharing this. I have such an all or nothing mentality when it comes to health and fitness that I find it so hard to strike a happy medium and keep the positive momentum going.

    Have fun in Maui!!

    Posted September 5, 2014 | Reply
    • I am the same! I do so much better when I'm "all in". Thanks for commenting. xo

      Posted September 8, 2014 | Reply
  2. I LOVE Lulu Lemon's workout tops. I have a closet full because they're my very favorite <3

    My Fashion Fancies

    Posted September 5, 2014 | Reply
  3. Miss SD says:

    Cute gear! I don't think you should worry too much about fitness; I think you look absolutely wonderful! : ) xxx

    Posted September 6, 2014 | Reply