Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Quotes for your fitness journey

Those who know me, know I love quotes. They help you remember that you have the potential to do anything you set your mind too.  They set you up to be in the right frame of mind and speak to your soul.
Positive thinking can go a long long ways, especially when working out. It is easy to let your mind slip to negative thoughts like "I cannot do this" when you can do it!.  If you replace "cannot" with "can" it is amazing how the body responds.

Quotes can help you in your fitness journey. Here are a few that help me.

Start with a plan: 

 “If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else”
-Laurence J Peter

“Failing to plan is the plan to fail”
-Effie Jones

Get your mind right:

"It's more probable that your attitude, rather than your aptitude, will determine your altitude in life."

-Dan Zadra

 “Our life is what our thoughts make it”
-Marc Antonius

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that you can change your circumstances by changing your attitudes of mind”
-William James

“He who conquers others is strong, he who conquers himself is mighty”
-Lao Tsu

“That which holds the attention determines the action”
-William James

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference”
-Winston Churchill

Believe in Yourself

“In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it.”

"If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.
-Mary Pickford

Work your plan:

“The real risk is doing NOTHING”
-Denis Whitley

“We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor”
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
-Theodore Roosevelt

Put these or ones that you love on sticky notes around your house or office to remind you that you are worth the effort!  If you have some faves you would like to add, please feel free to comment below!

Have a very fit day!

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