Good Morning Fit Fam and Fit Friends!
Well actually like most of my Tuesday morning #dishthefit posts its actually Monday evening – Gasp!! Its true I lie in my posts each and every week lol.
The reason I am bringing this up is that I am just off my first REAL Bike Ride of the season. By real I mean that I rode her, named her Gretchen BTW, outside with purpose for more than 15 mins. I cycled my usual bike route out towards Madsen, the triathlon bike route. I started out slow and tedious, after about 15 minutes I got my bike legs back and starting clipping away the miles hitting decent speeds of between 15-20 mph. I made it as far as Halfway Creek, stopped had a drink of water and took in the sights. It was lovely to see “open water” again 🙂
The weather really wasn’t my friend it was rainy, windy and cold, but I am not the type to back away from a workout unless absolutely necessary.
I am linking up again with the wonderful ladies at #DISHTHEFIT – Jessica Joy and Jill Conyers. Its been quite a few weeks since I have joined their link up, but the topics just haven’t been speaking to me and I have been rather short on time.
This week’s HOT topic however has me EXCITED!!!
What Makes An Inspiring Woman?
I am going to make this post mine and define a woman as a Mom. I know, I know, not all women are moms, and their are PLENTY of amazing Inspiring women who have no children, however I am constantly in awe of women who are capable of managing more than just themselves!
1) Passion! – I spoke with my principal just this morning about passion. I believe that an inspiring woman has PASSION! She isn’t just luke warm about life, she fully embraces it with a full on love of something, anything really. While I admit when I think of Inspiring Woman most of them are active, sporty athletes like myself. However I believe as long as you have a hobbie, or belief that they are passionate about then thats awesome! I have a friend who loves to sew! She now makes cute little hair bows and headbands and she is super passionate about making them. That to me is inspiring!
2) Dedication – While passion is awesome, its not enough to simply love something, an inspiring woman is someone to commits to her love and sticks with it, regardless of the hurdles that show up.
3) Kindness – A passionate, dedicated woman needs also to be kind to be inspirational. I don’t care if you are wonder woman, if you are a royal bitch about it, well that isn’t inspiring at all. I admire woman who are willing to teach, share and spread their love for their passion to other women in a positive manner.
4) Prioritize – An inspiring MOM knows when to put herself first and when to step aside for the good of her little people. An inspiring mom has to be selfless and willing to put the well-being of her family first. This doesn’t mean that she should give up herself for the sake of her kids or even worse use them as an excuse. But she will always try her best to be there when her child is sick, scared or in need.
5)Balance – ah that buzz word -balance! While I am not sure that true balance exists, an inspiring woman is capable of managing work, family and her sport. I am not saying she has them all in full control 100% of the time. Yes real women let things slip periodically (floors need vacuuming, clean laundry sits unfolded in baskets, and the kid may eat KD once in a while). But the main point is that it is periodically and it doesn’t all slip at once a lot of the time. An inspiring mom does her best to keep it together and knows when to step back a little and put it all back into balance.
What traits do you think make an inspiring woman?
Who inspired you??
I am constantly being inspired! My Teacher – Jennifer Grant inspires me to be the best EA I can for our class. A local runner who runs ALL YEAR LONG OUTSIDE no matter the weather, inspires me to never quit. And a local triathlete – I refer to her as the QUEEN BEE of local triathletes has inspired me to reach for the stars and not be afraid to go BIG!!! My Students and MY Daughters also inspire me and teach me that sometimes its the littlest of things that can matter the most!