AbsoluteFIT Challenge & Inspiration, the Captain Marvel Way 

Challenge can come from inspiration, and inspiration is where you find it — sometimes on the big screen. 

One thing I’ve learned in my AbsoluteFIT journey is that I constantly need to seek new challenges: to avoid boredom, to keep seeing results, to add some kapow! to my workout. And if there’s a bigger inspiration out there right now than Brie Larson as Captain Marvel — well, I can’t imagine what that would be.

Have you seen this woman’s workout videos? She’s a normal person, average height, Hollywood-slim to start with, but not a former Olympian or anything — and she chose, on her own, to go through a fitness transformation in preparation for her starring role; watch and be amazed:

Brie told a reporter that she wanted to be as prepared as possible, so that she could be resilient during action-movie filming. But then, she says, “I started to fall in love with [training]. I started to fall in love with the way my body was changing and transforming, and how capable [I was]. It was the first time where I felt like I was making my body work for me.”

Y’all hear that? She fell in love with the training itself — just like I have! Now, I’m no Captain Marvel, but that’ll definitely do for inspiration. And it’ll get me through moves like the ones Ashley invents (look at D. and me in that cover photo today … whew!).

Come on into the AbsoluteFIT studio, and fall in love with it yourself!

—Lydia M. 

Lydia Markoff is an Almaden-area writer, mom, and fitness enthusiast whose AbsoluteFIT journey has resulted in major strength gains, nutrition education, approximately 25 fewer pounds on the scale, and dozens of new workout friends. She can be found in the AbsoluteFIT studio three to five times a week — it’s basically her second living room, at this point, but with fewer Legos, Harry Potter wands, and Wimpy Kid books. 

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