It’s August 2018 and I’m in the best shape I have been in a very long time. There are a lot of factors that play into that of course, but one of them is that I am taking a lot more time to focus on my physical well being. From hikes in the woods, to classes at SPINCO here in Toronto, my hard work is slowly starting to help me feel better about myself. And although it’s been a few months of me putting in the effort to focus on me more, I am proud of every decision I make to be a better me. One of the first events that we were lucky enough to attend that helped kick start my new attitude was with our friends at RYU Apparel – and ever since, I can’t stop wearing their amazing athleisure items to get my sweat on. So today I wanted to take a minute to ask you – what #YourUniverse would look like if you gave yourself more time to focus on what makes you happy?
I have never been a person who considers myself “fit” because I have battled with that concept for a long time. While some of the best people I have ever met are fitness influencers, I genuinely don’t think I could ever do it. I had a six pack once, but I missed cheese too much. I like to work towards balance, and being physically active, because heart disease runs in my family and it’s important to do things that are good for me.
You’ll notice, now that I point it out with the following photos, that I only like to workout in my RYU items – and I clearly need to pick up a pair of the new vector shorts and everywhere trousers so I don’t wear through them too quickly! Not only are they comfortable, but I am confident in walking down the street in them as I head to my next fitness adventure. Urban Athletic Apparel that fits a busy lifestyle like mine, but also offers options for women that need support and functionality. Catherine has tried their bras and can attest they are some of the best she has worn over the years as we continue to work with amazing brands!
Looks like Catherine & Daniel got their #MorningMotivation at @swathealth in early thanks to @ryu_apparel ? ?? With such amazing athletic options to wear, no matter what your fitness level, we can attest to their comfort thanks to these two ? #RespectYourUniverse #Sponsored – — – — #SwatHealth #RYU #Fitness #Fitspo #BFF #DoTheDaniel #Wednesday #WednesdayWisdom #Inspo #PositiveVibes
We wanted to thank @shopsquareone for inviting us to celebrate the launch of their rooftop beehive program in partnership with @alveolebuzz with a special rooftop event ? Alongside special guest @steph_shep, Catherine & Daniel enjoyed some yoga led by @evaredpath, and laughs with some amazing friends like @graciecarroll! It was a fantastic afternoon all around! ☀️? #SQ1 #Sponsored – — – — #Yoga #Fitspo #Toronto #SquareOne #MondayMotivation #Monday #Friends #Summer #Bees #ThinkGreen
Looks like Daniel worked up another #SundaySweat at @spincotoronto alongside @graciecarroll this morning ? We’ve been loving following along with him on his #Fitspo journey over the past few months. We hope that today you’re inspired to do something good for yourself as well ?☀️ #TeamSPINCO #SPINCOtoronto #Sponsored – — – — #DoTheDaniel #DTDtravels #SPINCO #Sunday #SundayFunday #Fitness #Wellness #PushYourself #SundayMotivation
So if I was to take one lesson away from the past few months of focusing more on me and the person I want to be today, and tomorrow, it would be that the universe sets us on the path we need most. It’s not always going to be easy, but it is where you are meant to be today. So in taking the right steps towards the things that are most important to me, I am trying to be the best man I can for myself and those I love most. It’s seems so cliché, but it’s true.
To join in on the social media conversation with my (clearly) favourite workout brand, make sure to follow @ryu_apparel on Instagram, @RYU_apparel on Twitter, and by ‘Liking’ their Facebook Page. Use and follow the #YourUniverse and #RespectYourUniverse hashtags to share your favourite items and memories. I can’t wait to be inspired by your journeys!
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