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#MoveThatBody: The Michelle Obama Effect

September 5, 2012

If you missed Michelle Obama’s speech last night at the Democratic National Convention, I highly suggest you google it now and watch it online. Not only was it a historical moment, her speech was riveting and for me spoke to ideals that could shape a better America as we evolve and work to truly offer opportunity for anyone regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation. Beyond her elegance and ability to move the crowd, every time I see the first lady I am inspired by her commitment to remaining fit and healthy. She drives home the point without saying anything at all, that it would be great if more government officials spent some time staying fit rather than just focusing on haggling about the healthcare bill that has helped so many already. If our country stopped fueling the pharmaceutical industry and started forcing Americans to be responsible for our individual levels of fitness and what we choose to eat, we would save billions.

All that said, Michelle Obama’s level of fitness is inspiring. Fall is here soon. If you’ve fallen off the workout bandwagon, please get back on. There are a myriad of reasons why working out is great for you, and I’ll list some below, but one of the most important reasons for me is that I believe that exercising assists me in reaching my true potential. Who do you want to become? What are you truly capable of? Every time you push yourself physically, you are expanding your limits and widening the horizons of what is possible for you. You are also gaining the energy, focus, and discipline to set your goals in motion and live your dreams. That’s nothing to scoff at. Lets follow the example set by our first lady and get moving. It’s never about being perfect, or reaching someone else’s ideal. It’s about striving to be the best version of you, possible. I’ll be grinding hard the next couple of weeks, the birthday of my dear brother who passed a year ago, is coming up, and I am reminded by his spirit to work it out. Anyone want to join the challenge? Let’s see what fitness goals we can reach in September. -XoXo Raw Girl 

Great Reasons to #MOVETHATBODY:

*Increase Your Metabolic Rate * Reduce Blood Pressure * Improve Balance & Coordination * Sleep Better * Weight Control * Improve Focus * Boost Confidence & Self Esteem * Boost Enerfy Levels * Improve Your Mood

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