I love being newly inspired - even by things that don't necessarily have to do with photography.
It's pretty neat how non-photography related things in this life can actually serve as a unique form of inspiration to live well and make me want to push harder and be better in a lot of stuff in my life - photography, relationships with friends and family, my relationship with God, and even my health.
A few months ago my husband and I learned of an exercise program that was gaining popularity throughout the U.S. (and some of you may have already heard about it.) Hot Hula
was started by a woman named Ana-Rita Sloss
back in 2009 and I seriously don't know why I didn't try this out sooner. I love to dance and love a great ab workout but I do gravitate more towards the shy end of the spectrum where the only dancing you'll see me do is when I hop around enthusiastically with my two left feet at home to the beats of Beyonce - much to the embarrassment of my husband.
What inspired me the most was hearing howAna Rita went through the phases of not feeling too confident because of her weight but eventually started excercising and later meeting folks who not only helped her lose the weight but also gain a perspective of wanting to live healthy and well. Thus Hot Hula
was born to inspire everyone of every age and background to life healthy and well, too.
High-five to this power woman for that, right?!
I've been needed a challenge in my exercise routine and upon discovering there was a local class nearby, I quickly marked it in the calendar to try it out next Saturday. My goal? Just to have fun with it, get a good work out and MAYBE move my two left feet towards the front of the class one day. I'm just so excited to try something new and face a challenge head on. And if it's the name of being healthy, sign me up!!
Hope you're finding new ways to grow, to be challenged, but mostly, to be inspired!