I am always on the lookout for inspiration; whether it be in my personal life, my job, or my health – and within the fitness community. And I have found fitness inspiration in the strangest place…Big Brother.
I am a huge Big Brother geek – since Season One (yes, the season most people choose to forget) and this year I was introduced to Elissa (Reilly) Slater. Elissa, aside from being the sister of a Big Brother winner, Rachel Reilly, is a nutritionist and Yoga goddess.
This woman did yoga constantly in the Big Brother house, and now, since her eviction this past Thursday night, I assume in the Jury house as well. She practiced wherever and whenever she could and I loved watching her. She gave me some yoga goals to strive for.
She has a cute little website – Elissercise – and there’s a short little clip on YouTube of some of her yoga moves:
And living with a bunch of psychotics for 2 months, I’m sure the yoga helped Elissa to maintain her zen (Lord knows I would have smacked a bitch in that house!). From what I’ve seen (from the show) Elissa comes across as a good person and the calming of yoga probably keeps her cool and collected. She never raised her voice to others, she never joined in the trash or hate talk. I was inspired by her yoga addiction and also by her inner strength, peace and beauty. (I’m also extremely envious of her back and arms.)
PS Where does your inspiration come from?