Inspiration At It’s Finest!

Hello friends!
Today I have a treat for you! 
Tara from Me Plus My Trainer is sharing a post with us that I think many of you will find rather inspiring! 
I know when I first read it I was inspired to work that much harder in my workouts! 
With that said I will let Tara take over!
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Burrrrr, I just tried to sit outside on my balcony with a cup of green tea, but I only lasted a few minutes. It’s 100% without a doubt…autumn. Well it is October 10th, so I am not really sure why I am surprised.
I have no idea what inspired this post. It’s short, but awesome. I am so random. This is how this post came about. I was talking on the phone with my dad about the baseball playoffs. Yankees. I was thinking about how many famous New York Yankees there have been from Derek Jeter to Joe DiMaggio. Joe DiMaggio was married to Marilyn. I starting thinking about Marilyn Monroe and her famous life and tragic death. And here we are…
Did you know that Marilyn Monroe worked out? Like lifted weights? Hell ya she did.
 She was far before her time and would get up early in the morning, around 6:00am, to go for a jog around her neighbourhood blocks. She would also come home and use some dumbbells to tone her arms, essentially Marilyn was weight lifting in the late 1940s early 1950s. In her younger days, Marilyn was considered a “tomboy” because she liked to run around and compete with the boys.
Gorgeous, right?
Healthy, gorgeous, strong and so beautiful. I don’t really need to say more. Except maybe that it has always been awesome to lift weights and to be strong. In addition to demonstrating some simple “bust-firming” exercises, Marilyn Monroe had quite a daily fitness and nutrition regime. Her daily diet, from a cup of hot milk with egg yolks warmed on a hot plate in the morning — oh, the glamorous life of the stars — to her habit of stopping for a hot fudge sundae on her way home from evening acting classes. (she was like us!!!). Click HERE for the original article that appeared in the 1952 issue of Pageant Magazine.
Did you also know that Marilyn didn’t care about excelling in sports, especially outdoor sports. She didn’t count reps or sets. She simply lifted weights until she was tired. She would also stop at a local market and buy fresh meat. She ate lots of meat (steak, lamb chops and liver) and apparently loved raw carrots! She was paleo! So go on, lift weights, eat hot fudge sundaes,meat and veggies. You have Marilyn’s permission.
I couldn’t write about Marilyn Monroe without including my favourite Marilyn quote:
So what do ya think?
Ya inspired?
Thanks Tara for sharing this with me and my readers! 
  Hugs, Nikki

I have 7 Lovely Comments, I would love to have yours... on Inspiration At It’s Finest!

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    noire says:
    October 19, 2012

    I had absolutely no idea she worket out, that’s amazing, and she really was ahead of her time. Thanks a lot for sharing this Tara and Nikki, you were right, this was very inspirational ^^ Have a great weekend xx

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    Tara (Me+) says:
    October 19, 2012

    Thanks for sharing my post!! I have always loved Marilyn but now I love her even more!!! I love the part about how she didn’t count reps, but exercised until she was tired…oh and the hot fudge sundae thing too!!!

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    Holly says:
    October 19, 2012

    Love this! I’m obsessed with Marilyn 🙂

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    Allyssa says:
    October 20, 2012

    I love her even more now! So inspiring!

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    Taylor says:
    October 20, 2012

    I love this post!!! I love Marilyn Monroe, although I already follow that regimen of eating whatever I want. #greatgenese 🙂 the quote made me cry in my shattering state of mind right now.

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    Janna Renee says:
    October 22, 2012

    This is really neat…Everybody usually makes her out to be lazy and/or too voluptuous, but obviously she was healthy and fit! She just didn’t care to be stick thin like today’s standards and that’s good!

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