Monday Motivation: The Force Awakens’ Daisy Ridley

Monday Motivation is back for the new year! After last month’s release of Star Wars The Force Awakens, why not utilize some of the excitement we have for the film and for our new favorite scavenger Rey to “awaken” our muscles?

In Episode VII, new character Rey demonstrates that she’s capable of holding her own as a “mechanic, pilot, and warrior” (starwars.com). Played by actress Daisy Ridley, Rey is quick to think and act on her feet. We watch Rey repel down an old star destroyer, outrun First Order stormtroopers (in sand no less), and [I don’t want to go into more detail because SPOILERS].

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Image credit: starwars.com

Just as with Zoe Saldana, being a fan of the character she plays has led me to follow Daisy Ridley on Instagram. Her posts include red carpet images, a charming reaction video to seeing the trailer for the first time, as well as her own #motivationalmonday and #fitnessfriday posts. She does weighted lunges, tricep pull-downs, high knees, squat jumps, inverted pull-ups, etc. (You’d better believe that this has given me a whole set of ideas for a Rey inspired workout).

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Black Widow is Awesome and So Are You

I posted a picture on Instagram last night of me doing some Pilates/core work while wearing my Black Widow top from We Love Fine (you can get the top here). I had already worked out that morning, but was brainstorming outfit ideas for Fandom Fitness videos and threw on that top. Wearing that top though, I realized that I had the energy to add a little more exercise into my day, and ended up doing an additional 40 minutes of exercise comprised of barre, Pilates, and yoga.

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