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My Take on Being an Athlete


It’s only 10AM and I already feel awesome.

Ten years ago, getting stronger was only a cool side effect of working out.  Getting skinnier and lower numbers on the scale was all my goals were about.  Possibly fitting into a certain size was up there too.  Now, that has all changed.

Trying to hit a certain weight may be a fitness goal, but then what?  That’s a destination, not a life change.

For me, this time around, it’s a completely different ballgame.  I’m interested in getting stronger, making smarter choices and seeing what happens to my body organically – solely from treating it well and taking care of myself.

I took an incredible class this morning at As One – it truly kicked my ass.  But, all I can think about is how I will be able to see myself grow and get stronger and leaner and what I will be able to accomplish in doing that.  It is incredibly exciting.

I’m realizing that my take on being an athlete has changed over the years.  It’s not only being just good at a specific sport anymore, it is also mental.  To be a true athlete, and this is solely my belief, you have to not only become stronger physically, you have to – and will – become stronger mentally.  You need to learn your craft, you need to mentally understand what will make you stronger.  Strategize and understand what it is that will get you to be the best you can possibly be.

This whole concept of athletics encompassing mind, body and soul is something that I look forward to experiencing and, also, sharing with you all.


That’s it for now.





About Julia

Is a successful NYC based makeup artist - you can see her work all over TV, in top magazines all over the world and she has been featured in the New York Times, Prevention Magazine and numerous other publications, she is the former beauty editor for Bloginity and owns a small boutique beauty business called Brush Beauty. She has had a few careers ranging from construction management to radio and everything in between, however, the constant passion in her life was always fitness. Even when she lost her way from it, she was always constantly motivated by athletes and anything movement oriented around her. She is the type of person who only gets star struck by people like Gabby Douglas, Matt Long, Pat Riley or Kerri Walsh and the thought of meeting any of them puts her stomach in little girly teenage knots. Favorite workouts: Bootcamps, Spinning, swimming and lifting alone with my headphone on.
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