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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 2 of 3. Miss part 1 of 3? Find it here.
Never deny yourself anything. You crave the most the things you don't have.
“You will NEVER regret a workout. But you will always regret not working out!” –Me 🙂
“Life is about feeling someone pushing you from behind and realizing… it’s you.”
Vincent Lombardi-The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince.
My motto is basically this: If I can do it, anyone can. This is my view for weight loss, running, and fitness. 🙂
Whenever I get frustrated with “only” losing a pound in a week or whatever, my mom will always remind me: “You didn't gain it all in a month and you're not going to lose it all in a month either. Losing weight takes time!”
Which is so frustrating when you're doing everything right, but it's true. Slow and steady wins the race. 🙂
“Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.”
I'm not sure I've ever found another quote that makes me put down the extra breadstick quite like that one.
“Life isn't worth living if you can't eat what you want.” If you want a Hershey's kiss, eat a Hershey's kiss. Just don't eat the whole bag. Life without chocolate or pasta seems like hell to me!
Never look at how far you have yet to go, always focus on what you have already accomplished. It's much easier to think… I've lost 40 pounds!! Then to think… I still have 75 pounds to go.
Imagine who you are/what you will look like at your goal weight. Now picture that person giving present-day-you a pep talk and encouragement.
This was so powerful for me because I know what gets me going, so motivation from “myself” was just what I needed!
Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss, you will still land among the stars! Les Brown
“Eat to live don't live to eat” a coworker told me that and while I didn't know her super well or keep in contact with her, I always always remember her telling me that and it works!Do any of these stand out to you? I'd love to hear your feedback. Stay tuned for part 3!