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Hey y’all! I am having an amazing time here in Baltimore and am so sad I go home today! Yesterday was action packed and amazing. I cannot wait to tell you all about it! For now here are a couple a photos from yesterday. Be sure to follow along I’m posting a lot on Instagram! (@HeathersLG)

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Baltimore Bound

It’s today! It’s today! I have a VERY early 6:00 am flight from New Orleans to Baltimore today, where I will be visiting Under Armour’s Headquarters with three other lovely Fitfluential Ambassadors.

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We have a jam packed schedule for two days, and I can’t wait to share it with you. I will not have my laptop with me since I am just gone one night, but I will definitely be blogging about it when I get back. However, rest assured I will be talking about my experiences as they happen on my social media platforms. Now would be a great time to make sure you are following me!

Instagram: http://instagram.com/heatherslg

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeathersLG

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/heatherslookingglass

I arrive at Under Armour headquarters around 10:15 or so EST, so be on the lookout for the fun to start! I will be hashtagging #whatsbeautiful and #IWILL if you want to search for that as well.

QOTD: What is your favorite social media platform?

An Under Armour Visit

I was given quite the surprise last night ….

I’m going to BALTIMORE! In TWO WEEKS! The amazing folks at Under Armour have invited me and three other lovely ladies that were a part of the #WhatsBeautiful campaign up to their headquarters for two days of fun. That’s pretty much all I know, just know I am SUPER stoked, honored, and humbled.

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I did a lot of this when I found out.

If you will remember, Under Armour’s What’s Beautiful is a competition to redefine the female athlete. It’s a great initiative to make women feel strong and self confident. My goal was to reach other women and help them to become better versions of themselves. In the process, I truly hope I touch some of you, even if just a few, then my hard work was totally WORTH IT!

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Never fear, you all know I won’t let you miss out on the fun. I will be live tweeting, instagraming, facebook posting, blogging, you name it. It’s going to be epic. Be sure you follow me on all my social media sites (see the icons on the right sidebar up towards the top)

Now to go pinch myself. Is this really happening? Thanks Under Armour and Fitfluential!

QOTD: Have you ever been to the headquarters of a brand like this before? Did you enjoy the What’s Beautiful competition?

Under Armour Giveaway

If you have been following along with my blog, then you know how much I have loved the Under Armour What’s Beautiful competition. (You can check out my posts about it here, here, here, here and here.)

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I have had such an amazing time hoping to inspire people through this challenge, all while wearing my great UA gear, that the brand has offered to let me host a great GIVEAWAY so one of my readers can have some great gear, too!

Keep in mind while the competition part of What’s Beautiful is over,  you can still declare a goal, join a team, and make things happen! Your goal can be big or small, physical or mental, just take that first step (which is usually the hardest) and declare it to the world!

I would also love to have you follow me as I continue my journey, and also join my team! Doing these things will get you additional entries into the giveaway. Oh, what will you win? Just a complete Under Armour outfit! Check it out:

One lucky winner will receive: A pair of toxic shoes, a pair of stretch woven capris, and a stretch mesh top. Valued at nearly $200!

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So sweet and generous of the company, and I hope you will enter not just to win, but because I truly believe in this movement and would love for you to join me!
Also be sure to use the #WhatsBeautiful hashtag for extra support!

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What’s Beautiful: Blogger Inspiration

This post is sponsored by Under Armour through Fitfluential

I have been posting a good bit about the Under Armour What’s Beautiful Campaign here on THLG, and I wanted to give you an update on where I am with my goal.

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I aim to inspire people of all walks of life and at all fitness levels. I think everyone should feel welcome in our community, and should feel encouraged and inspired by others to reach their goals.

So, I thought what better way to get the message out about inspiring people than to enlist some amazing female bloggers who are also a part of the What’s Beautiful competition. They have all agreed to do SOMETHING this week to inspire others. Let’s see how many people we can reach and keep the inspiration going. Pass it on!

Cristina:

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“I will get four people to do this with me tomorrow.”

Erin:

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“I will encourage as many people as I can to get up earlier at least once this week and workout!”

Stephanie:

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“I will inspire other busy mom’s to prioritize time for themselves to be healthy. I will do this not through words, but through actions.”

Suzi:

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“My goal is to successfully complete my yoga course so that I can inspire my clients to try something new as I offer free Yoga classes over the summer.”

Natalie:

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“I will encourage a friend to lace up and go running”

Jennifer:

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“I will leap outside my comfort zone of fitness and encourage someone to try new things!”

Coco:

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“Show friends on Facebook not to be afraid of getting sweaty”

Amy:

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“I will encourage my step daughter to run with me”

Presley:

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“I will inspire my family members to make smarter, healthier choices every day this week!”

One simple act of inspiration is all it could take to get someone moving! Will you help me pass it on? If YOU need encouragement or inspiration be sure to visit one of these ladies’ blogs and follow their What’s Beautiful profiles. You can join the What’s Beautiful Competition, join my team, and help inspire other people!

QOTD: What is a simple way you can inspire someone this week? What about something with social media?

Inspire Others

My personal and team goal for the Under Armour What’s Beautiful Campaign is to help inspire other people, mainly through social media and blogging. I have had a few people ask me some ways they can do this, and I have suggested Twitter, Facebook, etc, but two of the best platforms people forget about are Instagram and Pinterest. I decided to take some photos in my Under Armour gear and add some motivational text. My hope is that you will help me spread the word by pinning them (or repinning from my board) so we can inspire beautiful ladies around the world who may need a little nudge today. I hope you enjoy!

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Sometimes all it takes is one simple photo, a word of encouragement, or you posting about a workout to get people inspired. Don’t miss your opportunity to be a leader in this online community. Share your story, your words, and your experiences!

QOTD: What is your favorite motivational quote?

Weekly Workout Recap: May Week 4

Back on track! I had a week of workouts that I am pretty darn happy with last week.

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You can still join my What’s Beautiful team and follow my profile! Set a goal for yourself and join the fun!

I even had a couple of days where I worked out twice. Hoping to keep this trend up and finish getting rid of a couple of pounds from the cruise. Take a look at last week broken down by day:

Sunday: rest

Monday: 40 minutes stationary bike, body pump class

Tuesday: 3.1 mile run

Wednesday: 30 minutes elliptical, abs, hips

Thursday: 60 minutes elliptical, 60 minutes stationary  bike, triceps

Friday: 7 miles on the treadmill, back, bi’s, and hips

Saturday: 2 mile run, abs and legs (weights)

I am pretty excited about how hard I worked. Also, on Saturday, Bobby participated in his first duathlon (recap soon). This one was a 2 mile run, 11 mile bike, 2 mile run. Not only did I spend time cheering for Bobby, but I cheered on a lot of strong, beautiful women as well. I wanted to share the Under Armour #WhatsBeautiful love and motivate, encourage, and inspire others. Check out this video:

QOTD: Do you ever work out twice a day?

Beauty Defined

This post is sponsored by Under Armour through FitFluential

I participated in a Twitter chat Monday night put on by Fitfluential and Under Armour.

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We were talking specifically about the #WhatsBeautiful campaign, and how we can inspire, motivate and challenge other women. We talked about true beauty, and it got me to thinking about what beautiful really means. Then, I noticed one of the challenges on the Under Armour What’s beautiful site is asking us to define Beauty, so I thought a vlog was in order! I would love to hear your thoughts.

QOTD: What is true beauty to YOU?

*You can join my Under Armour team and help me inspire others, or follow my profile!

What’s Beautiful? Inspiring Others!

This post is sponsored by Under Armour through FitFluential

There is something so beautiful to me about helping others. It can be anything from a shoulder to cry on, a warm meal for a needy family, or an encouraging note to help someone get through the day.

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If you look around our world, you will notice opportunities all around you to help people by motivating and inspiring them. As an athlete, I particularly have a soft spot for helping people to get going on their fitness journey. Not just beginners, but sometimes even the most experienced need a little nudge. As people with an online/social media presence (who doesn’t have twitter or Pinterest or Facebook? I know you have at least one!) we have an opportunity to really reach those around us. So let’s inspire other female athletes to get out there and be the best version of themselves that they can be!

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Here’s how you can join me. Under Armour just launched another round of their successful What’s Beautiful campaign. A quest to redefine the female athlete. You set a goal, and work towards it by uploading videos, photos, joining teams and connecting with others. It’s free and a great motivator! Want to join in the fun?

1.) Create a profile on the What’s Beautiful site

2.) Follow my profile on the What’s Beautiful site

3.) Join my team, I would love to have you help me to be an inspiration! My initial goal is to put at least ONE inspiring thing on a social media platform a day. This may change or grow, but it’s what I plan to start with.

Under Armour will have weekly and overall WINNERS as well. Did I mention that? (Hello trip to Costa Rica!)

For more info on my plans and how I came to my goal, check out this short video:

Be sure to use Under Armour hashtags #Whatsbeautiful and #IWILL and if you join my team use #teaminspireothers

QOTD: What do you do online to be an inspiration to others? What is your goal for this campaign?

Never Give Up

With the summer heat settling in down here in the south, I am finding myself on the treadmill more and more. I don’t particularly like this fact, but I know it’s better for me. Not only will I be saved from a heat stroke, but I can better gauge my progress with my speed work to reach my Under Armour goal. Unfortunately, I don’t think I am going to reach my goal just yet. Between food poisoning, being on vacation, and some other personal things going on, I just need more time. But, the good news is THAT’S OK!

Sometimes we don’t reach our goals in our desired, allotted time, but it doesn’t mean we should stop pursuing them. I am determined to reach mine, even if it takes more days, weeks, or months.

I am loving my new Under Armour gear though, something about a new outfit makes me run faster. I am really loving my new shoes the most, I enjoy switching up my running shoes anyway so these came at the perfect time. I love the slash marks on the back of the Slash Capris, and I like how light and airy the Charm Tank feels as well.

Don’t worry, if you are just finding out about this challenge, you can still sign up! Check out the awesome website Under Armour has set up, and declare your goal today. There are so many different challenges and ways to stretch yourself on the website, it’s such a great tool and great motivation as well. I think it’s so cool how the Under Armour mindset has really pushed me to want to achieve my goal. Seeing so many like minded and beautiful women all working so hard to accomplish a goal really makes me want to be the best version of myself I can be.

Bottom line, don’t give up! If you are struggling, or plateaued, push on through! Even after the challenge is officially over, there is no reason why you still cannot reach your goal. I will be updating my blog and hopefully soon I will be celebrating and announcing that I reached mine, and I would love to be able to celebrate with you as well. Remember what makes you beautiful, and remember not to give up! Track your progress and keep going!

You can enter to win a $500 gift card from Under Armour! Just answer the question below:

what do you do to keep yourself motivated to achieve your personal fitness goals? SWEEPSTAKES/GIVEAWAY RULES

Rules: No duplicate comments. You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

b) Tweet (public message) about this promotion, including exactly the following unique terms in your tweet message: “#whatsbeautiful” “#sweepstakes”; and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post. To comply with FTC Guidelines (seehttp://www.ftc.gov/opa/2009/10/endortest.shtm), entrants’ blog posts must disclose that they are receiving a sweepstakes entry in exchange for writing the blog post.

d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry. Entries from all participating blogs will be pooled for winner selection; only two entries per household. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here. This sweepstakes runs from 6/12-6/30.

Be sure to visit Under Armour’s pageon BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ posts!