I felt lazy and tired this morning - extremely unmotivated and honestly, I was laying in bed trying to convince myself that I didn’t need to workout today. And I almost succeeded! But then I pulled myself out of it and decided that even if I only did some stretching and yoga, it would still make me feel heaps better and more awake than if I went the whole day without properly moving my body.
And that’s when the magic happened - as I got dressed to go to the gym - as I brushed my teeth and pulled back my hair - as I walked to the gym breathing in the fresh air - I woke the fuck up and stepped out of my own way to greatness.
And by the time I got to the gym, I was buzzing with this energy that I can’t describe as nothing but extreme badass! Because I overcame myself, my own excuses and did the fucking thing anyway!
So today I ended up having an amazing workout - pushing myself a little bit more every time I reminded myself that I was initially trying to skip it entirely. And it felt great!
More often than not, you’re the only reason you’re not moving closer to your own goals. It’s not society for making junk food taste good or your family for celebrating birthdays or your friends for not wanting to train with you and hold you accountable.
It’s your own damn responsibility! And the sooner you realise that, the sooner you can work to overcome that shit and be your version of greatness!
If you want to get out of your own way and move one step closer to your goals, why don’t you give this workout a go for yourself - I would of course recommend to adjust the weights to suit your level or removing the weights entirely of you’re a beginner.
Now tell me babe...
Aren’t you fed up yet with making excuses for yourself?
I am beyond excited to share with you here the beautiful feature of myself and The Healthy Hijab in the highly regarded Danish female lifestyle magazine ALT for Damerne!
The article is in Danish.
I’m trying to break with social convention every day.
I mean, I sold all my stuff, left my job and gave up my flat so I could go shovel shit every day in a remote part of Norway for free!
But it’s not enough. I’m not quite there yet. There’s another social convention that I’m dying to break out of. The role of the Muslim woman. Who she is, what she does, how she speaks and how she believes.
We’re more confused than ever before. This despite us having all the knowledge available to us literally at the tip of our fingers.
And our confusion don’t make us stay quiet. It makes us roar loudly. At anyone and anything that could possibly challenge our own ways of living. Like other people living. Living a life we can’t understand or rather, should I say, won’t.
And I want to break with that convention.
I am not a Muslim woman so you can feel better about me.
I do not believe in Allah because I was raised to.
My faith is not the same as yours despite it sharing a name.
It is personal and individual.
And I refuse to follow conventions that dictate how I should speak, act, behave, live, just so I don’t disrupt status quo.
Fuck the status quo.
It never interested me much anyway.
Live in love ❤️