Sunday, September 28, 2014

How to Live an Active Life

The following post is sponsored by Sweat Pink on behalf of Lorna Jane. I didn't receive any compensation for my thoughts, but I will be getting a Lorna Jane bracelet in exchange. As always, my thoughts are my own.

Ever shop at a Lorna Jane store? They're few and far in between over here in the States. I have but one pair of Lorna Jane running shorts. Super comfy, great fit. Absolutely adorable, as is most of their fitgear. But that's not the point of this post. Let's talk about Active Nation Day. It's a movement that Lorna Jane started a few years ago, and it went global this year.

Today, in fact, is Active Nation Day. If you're lucky enough to live near a Lorna Jane store, you might have been able to attend a special event aimed at inspiring you and others to live an authentic and active life. But really, Lorna Jane is the type of brand that goes above and beyond their storefronts. Sure, their clothing is adorable. But it's the lifestyle they promote and how they do it that really impacts their audience.

I love the concept of Active Nation Day.
Let's be honest: I love the concept of living an active life.

To live an active life is not to get up every day and crank out miles or lift heavy weights. These things count, but are only part of the story. For example, you can "get out of bed every day with purpose and intent" because waking up on the right side of the bed is always a good thing.

To live an active life, you can also:

1) Gravitate toward that which is good for you, like fruits and veggies. Or maybe hours of gut-wrenching laughter with friends.

2) Take the road less traveled...on foot or bike, if at all possible.

3) Choose to be proactive. Especially when it comes to your health.

4) Discover that which ignites your innermost desire to move through each day, be it faith, fitness, family or friends. Or all of the above.

5) Believe in your very own power to, quite simply, be a part of this world we live in.

6) Accept every aspect of your life, and adjust accordingly as necessary.

I mean, you really just have to look in the mirror and say, "hello, life...let's do this" and then go out and do it. Easier said that done? Sometimes. But that's what makes life so great. There's just so much to say, do and experience.

So...go. Be active.
And love every minute of it.

Question: What are some things that you do to live an active life?

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