Good Morning to all. Today is my run day before I head to work. I am trying to work Monday through Friday (sometimes on Sunday) and I realized I need routine to overcome my obstacles. I was thinking about workout and running inspiration as I begin anew, overcome adversity and bloom the way any Rose should.
Just like everyone else, my life presents me with challenges and sometimes its easier to use them as an excuse to slack of on my running, workout routine and goals. At the end of the day, I feel even worse because I let go what I truly love to do because of a few of life’s problems. The routine should help me get back on track.
I love to look for inspiration, and Disney movies can be very inspirational to me. I am not the only one who loves Disney films. If you noticed there is a Disney princess obsession going around. You cannot sign on to Facebook without seeing silly yet fun quizzes telling you which Disney princess you are. Woman of all ages play these games for fun, myself included. Who doesn’t love a Disney movie of a silly Disney online quiz. I have many favorites, but my top ones are Beauty and the Beast and Mulan. Both movies really move me with their positive messages.
As someone who is trying to overcome adversity and be strong, and accomplish fitness goals I have just dreamed of, Mulan is the perfect Disney Role Model and Hero. Watching this film gives you the feeling that you can accomplish anything if you try and persevere. All you need is passion and a strong will. The problems will always be there, they will come and go but happiness will linger if you just stay the course. Sometimes you may surprise yourself and others how strong you really can be, and you never know how it will change you for the better.
Here are 5 reasons Mulan inspires in fitness and in life.
Mulan is unusually independent for her time, and does not wish to be married off even if it means sacrificing tradition. She wants authentic real love. She is not fake and she stays true to herself.
Mulan is unselfish, even though she did not wish to be married off even it was what her family wish for, she jumps in to help her father because it is a cause she believes in. She knows her Father is too old and injured for war. She dons his uniform, disguises herself as a man and takes his place at training knowing the consequences of being caught could be dire. She believes in family honor.
Mulan is a Disney Princess with real strength. She does not give up during training, and even though she is struggling she keeps trying until she gets it right. If you were ever a beginner in fitness you can completely relate to how awkward she is. She surprises herself in others and overcomes her challenges.
Mulan overcomes adversity combining her intelligence with her physical strength and saves China not for recognition but because it is the right thing to do. She gets her Prince and the respect of her country in the process.
Mulan is humble. She just saved China but all she wants to do it to return home, and offer the gifts of the Emperor to her Father and family.
I’ll Make a Man Out of You is on my running playlist. I can picture Mulan close to giving up, and than she just gets that last-minute life line of motivation to keep going and she succeeds. This is how I imagine I will be as I start all over in my weight loss and fitness quest. Giving up is not an option.
I want to be bad ass like Mulan.
How about you? Are you ready to defeat your metaphorical Huns?
Let’s get down to business to defeat the Huns./Did they send me daughters when I asked for sons?/You’re the saddest bunch I’ve ever met,/But you can bet, before we’re through/Mister, I’ll make a man out of you.