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A couple of weeks ago I asked for your favorite quotes or best advice you've gotten with regards to your weight loss and/or fitness journey. I was overwhelmed with responses, and am so happy to share them here. We can all learn from each other, and I've certainly learned a lot just by reading the responses as they come in. This is part 1 of 3.
“A year from now, you'll wish you started your diet today.”
This hits me way hard because I look back on the time when I hit my highest weight and realize that even if I lost half a pound a week, I would have made goal weight over two years ago.
Do what you HAVE to do so you can do what you WANT to do.
You are what you consistently do.
Excellence therefore, is not an act.
It is a habit. – Aristotle
Weight loss should be a lifelong goal, and maintaining it a lifelong process. Don't do it for your wedding, your honeymoon, or for swimsuit season. Weight loss is way too hard to keep doing over and over again, so if you're not in it for good, wait until you are.
“You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there.”
This really resonates with me in so many ways, even though it's not specifically about weight loss. When I have an off day (I drank a little too much, I ate that last piece of cheesecake, etc.), I always think of this quote. One off day isn't going to set everything back forever, as long as I pull myself out of the “water”– continuing to have off days over and over is what's going to allow me to drown.
Pain is temporary, pride is forever.
“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” — Lance Armstrong
Every day has an end, no matter how bad/hard/depressing/difficult it is or how far you have strayed off trackDo any of these stand out to you? Watch out for part 2, coming Monday!