There are times in life when we all feel like making a fresh start and getting fit. They usually coincide with a month long binge of Christmas/New Year drinking or panicked preparations for a wedding in which you are to fit into an outfit you optimistically purchased a size smaller than you are or ever have been. When guilt or panic are no longer your motivational allies however, you need to turn to a new idol to inspire you.
These are my top fictional characters that inspire me to get my sweat on and feel the burn!
As a 30 something year old female, Balboa may not be the physique I aspire to but I need only hear two beats of the classic Eye of the Tiger, or catch a glimpse of a training montage and I’m pulling on my running shoes and searching for my sports bra. After all, it’s about “how much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done”
2) Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Accompanied once more by a kick ass theme tune (guitar rift to get the heart pumping), who wouldn’t aspire to be a sexy, vampire slaying, witty comeback spouting hottie? Just thinking about Buffy makes my legs twitch to start kicking something…
3) Pretty much any character portrayed by Will Smith running…hmmmmm…..drool.
Sorry, but there is something about that man running in a white vest that gets the tension in me all het up and in need or release-to which exercise is as good a use as any. I’m thinking Bad Boys-I’m thinking dripping with sweat-I’m thinking I better go for a quick run and then a cold shower!
4) Mrs Smith from Mr and Mrs Smith.
Another great ass kicking female (loving the scene where they square up to one another) who is exceptionally hot to boot. Always makes me want to work out, then put out. Nuff said.
So when I feel that weighty slump of lethargy and gluttony heavy upon me, I stick on one of the above and suddenly I’m fighting fit. Try it and see if they work for you. Or have you got any recommendations?