Sunday, September 7, 2014

I WILL WHAT I WANT: Feeling Empowered | Under Armour


The clothes in this video & blog post were provided by Under Armour. All opinions are 100% that of my own.

I have been told (several times before) that I am not good enough.

Not pretty enough.

Not thin enough.

Not smart enough.

That I am just a mom. Just a silly girl.

But you know what?

They are wrong!


I am harnessing this sort of negative energy and focusing it on what I know to be true, which is: I Will What I Want.


I know that I am a great mom, a dedicated hard worker, and most importantly I know that I am good enough! And you know what else? YOU are good enough just the way you are, too! It is just silly to let others control our emotions, decisions, and feelings. We are the only ones who can control our destinies. I remind myself daily that I am in control of the way I think, the way I react, and also the way I persevere.
Another contributing factor to my own self-empowerment comes from breaking a sweat. There is just something about working out that clears my head and has me walking away afterwards standing a bit taller, a bit more confident, and a bit stronger.

I don't work out to be a certain size or to be the fastest at anything. It’s not about that. It’s that I have found something that makes me feel good.

I have been on my own fitness journey since November 2013. I started it not because I was told to, or because I felt that I had to lose weight to fit in with the beauty community or the other moms at the PTA meetings. I started because I wanted to. Whether it's getting in a morning gym session with Zumba or Spin class, or heck, even doing some simple yoga stretches, working out makes me feel good about me. And really that is what it is all about. I will myself to be happy, and so it shall be.

I have made a commitment to stay true to myself, and that is the best I can offer the world.

Under Armour has recently released a wonderful NEW campaign around this very topic. They even commissioned the gorgeous and talented Gisele Bundchen to participate in a social commentary project. How it worked was they released a video of the supermodel working out until complete exertion. They then harvested the positive and negative comments. In a second video released, we see Gisele doing another kick-butt workout, but this time the wall behind her becomes flooded with the previous comments that had been made.


But no matter what they say she pushes on and completes the workout, proving that willpower trumps everything else! If you will it, it will happen. This is the perfect depiction of the campaign slogan, “I Will What I Want.” Visit the Under Armour website for more info on this campaign.

Plus, how adorable are these sneaks?!

I WILL myself to not just be a mom but a strong and confident role model.

Tell me in the comments below: what is your will for your life?
Or better yet, what is one thing you love about yourself?

And remember: don't let anyone keep you from being who you want to be.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Under Armour through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Under Armour, all opinions are my own.

14 comments:

  1. You look absolutely amazing and you are such a strong woman/momma. And I think you're gorgeous! Love your new gear!

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    1. Thank you so much !! Your encouraging words are truly appreciated :-)

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  2. I am a huge fan of this campaign. It's all about empowerment which is so important. You look great BTW.

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    1. I love it too ! With such powerful woman on this campaign, Misty Copeland and Gisele B√ľndchen I am hoping this campaign goes further than they ever expected it too !

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  3. You look great mama. I love campaigns like this that are all about strong women and loving yourself despite any flaws you may or may not have.

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    1. I could not agree more! We should not let anyone get in the way of us doing what we want in life :-)

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  4. Love those shoes! Such a great campaign as well.

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  5. You are looking SO fit, healthy and beautiful!!

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    1. You're making my blush, seriously, it's nice to hear this thank you !

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  6. I am a huge fan of this campaign! I think you look amazing & I love everything about this post!

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  7. I just saw the video for the first time. I LOVE it! You did a great job. :) So inspiring.

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  8. Fantastic campaign and I love the tone that Under Armour is setting for women and girls!

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