24. May 2013 22:42
My participation in Under Armour’s What’s Beautiful competition as a Fitfluential Ambassador has become more than a campaign. It has become the inspiration and motivation to push harder, run, swim and, bike further and believe that I WILL!
When FitFluential and Under Armour notified me that I had been selected for this campaign, my first step was to declare a goal. I thought about it. Should it be a CrossFit goal? A running goal? What? And then it hit me! I needed to set my goal to be a Personal Record (PR) for the Iron Girl triathlon in September. Throughout this year I have been letting my kids race with me, and they've been setting their own PR's while mine have taken a back seat. That's all fine and dandy, but my kids can't do Iron Girl, so I need to let this race be about ME!
You can sign up as an individual or join teams on the What's Beautiful website. Their goal is to redefine the female athlete, and she doesn't have to have a perfect body, run 6 minute miles, or train all day long. She can be a 42 year old mom, with 3 kids, and stretch marks. And you know what...That is WHAT'S BEAUTIFUL!!
Throughout the campaign there are different challenges that you can take. I've completed a few of them, but there are a LOT of challenges! Always something to strive towards!
Under Armour told me that they would be sending me clothing to train in, and I was so excited! Secretly I was hoping that whatever they would send me would be PINK but honestly I was just thrilled to be receiving anything at all! I don't own a single piece of Under Armour gear and have heard rave reviews about it. I was sitting on pins and needles anxiously awaiting and my then my box arrived!!
And it was PINK!! And you know how I feel about pink!!
This campaign doesn't require you to workout in Under Armour gear. Not even close. But it does require you to be committed to YOU!! And by training in PINK, my color of HOPE, it gives me the POWER to know that I WILL PR at Iron Girl. And that is What's Beautiful.