Do It Yourself

We live in a world where almost everything is available to be done for us on demand. Our smartphones practically run our lives, holding every detail we need to know or remember at the click of a button or swipe of a screen. There’s a mobile app for pretty much anything you need — from booking airplane tickets, to ordering food, to sending a friend a birthday card.

And while it’s amazing to be able to Google any fact, and become an expert on the benefits of a gluten-free diet in a moment’s notice, something has been lost in our overly accessible lives. First and foremost, my ability to spell! (Kidding, but really.)

Additionally, while the wealth of information available to us about how to get and stay healthy is nothing but positive (including from this very site), information alone will not actually do a workout for you, start eating healthier, or start taking better care of your body. This is something you must decide to do yourself.

I receive emails each day from people who have made this very decision — to get healthy! It is always touching to hear when readers express how we have motivated them to finally take action and get moving, either again, or for the first time. However, no matter how much information or motivation we provide here at The Sweat Life, in the end, it is up to you to take the action. And let me tell you, that moment when you have reached a health milestone — be it a race goal, a weight goal, more energy, better sleep, or just a better feeling overall — and you realize that you did it on your own: it’s an amazing one!

So that’s what this week is all about - doing it yourself! Whether it be the talented women from Lulitonix comparing the merits of juicing vs. blending at home, the How You Glow ladies giving us their recipe for a DIY Kitchen Facial, Mile High Run Club founder Debora Warner on how she started her own running studio from the ground up, or inspirational cancer fighter (and my dear friend) Alex Niles on how he found a way to create CureWear for cancer.

If you have an idea, go for it. If you are inspired by something in your life, use that! We are behind you all the way!

Until next week,

Aly Teich
Founder, CEO, and Host
The Sweat Life