Elle Woods from Legally Blonde can teach us a lot about life.
On the surface, you may think that this movie about a Malibu Barbie turned successful lawyer is just another chick flick, but if you dig a little deeper Ms Woods is actually a pretty great role model.
Elle teaches us to always have faith in ourselves, first impressions aren't always correct, Cosmo Magazine is the bible (kidding!) and of course the most important lesson of all, "exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people don't shoot their husbands, they just don't."
I've recently joined my local gym and I've made a commitment to approach exercise the 'Elle Woods way' by making it as enjoyable as possible. When I woke up at 5:30this morning and heard the rain pouring against my window, I easily could've skipped the gym and decided to keep sleeping. But instead, I jumped out of bed, put on an up-beat Beyonce track (who run the world? Girls!) and made my way to my favourite Yoga class.
I'm so glad I did because I felt great after the class and it put me in the right frame of mind to kick off another action-packed week at work. According to research, exercising for as little as twenty minutes, three times a week will help boost your mood instantly. In addition, it's also widely believed that endorphins can make our immune system stronger, lower blood pressure, decrease stress levels and even slow down the body's aging process.
So, take the time to brainstorm how you can introduce regular exercise to your routine. Remember to keep it fun and try different activities to see what works for you. Variety is the key to getting the most out of your exercise.
Take a leaf out of Elle's book, "bend and snap!" You'll notice the results instantly!