Kayla Itsins’ workout advice is exactly what we needed to hear
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“Doing things for yourself is powerful. It’s not selfish.”
Kayla Itsines is quite inspiring when it comes to workouts. The personal trainer and founder of SWEAT is considered the queen of High Intensity Interval Training (HITT) and her 15.2 million Instagram followers are here for her words of wisdom.
Kayla shared the quote ‘Do it for yourself and not for someone else’ on her Instagram page, explaining why, although it may seem like a simple message, it is also a powerful one.
In the accompanying caption, he wrote:
“Over the years of being a personal trainer, I’ve talked to a lot of women about a lot of things… one topic is why they decided to start training with me.”
“For me… training and prioritizing my health and well-being has always been about me. But after becoming a mother… I realized it’s a lot to really put myself first and invest in you. It is difficult.”
Kayla, who is currently pregnant with her second child, said: “And now more than ever, having this beautiful baby… I still try to wake up every day and move my body for me.” I make conscious decisions.”
“Not for Erna, not for my fiancé, not for my job… not for anyone else but me. Ultimately, we need to prioritize what makes America feel good.”
She also had a few words to share about why it’s important to put yourself first, and not be selfish. Kayla wrote:
“And yes, putting ourselves first allows us to show our best selves in front of other people… Doing things for ourselves is powerful. It’s not selfish. It’s strong and empowering and absolutely incredible!!”
In a world where the pressure to look a certain way can feel constant and come from all angles, Kayla had an important message that she hoped her fans would take away from the post. “So the next time you go to work out… don’t do it to someone else. Just get comfortable doing it for yourself,” she concluded.
As Kayla put it, keeping it in mind is “more powerful than you might imagine.”