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Motivation Monday – Pain is Temporary

By October 1, 201220 Comments

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  • Stefanie says:

    I think about the feeling of success once I complete a workout, or give it my all. I love the feeling of completion. Today I am tired from my workout yesterday. However, tomorrow is my off day. This also helps me to push through today. This feeling of strength spillsover into many areas in my life that I may simply be discouraged in. I feel more confident and strong to confidently take on my tasks 100%!

  • Anna G says:

    I love Motivation Mondays! Have fun in Pheonix!

    That is so true, just like that saying
    “I really regret that workout – no one ever”

    You motivate me! If I don’t want to go workout, I just go do it anyway because I think about you and know that you will be working out and you didn’t get that awesome body by not working out! 🙂

  • A good workout always gives me a ton of endorphins, which energize me to complete other tasks in my day and keep me in a good mood and feeling strong and disciplined.

    Motivation for working out: each workout brings me one step closer to my goal physique.

  • Nicola says:

    “Results or excuses, you can’t have both.”

  • Anne-Marie says:

    Now, now. Nothing is forever 🙂 You could get down on yourself and stop, you could hurt yourself and stop, you could get sick and be unable – but that doesn’t mean you can’t overcome whatever made you quit and start again – even if you have to start smaller and aim lower because you can’t do what you once did.
    I had to quit for a while because I got the kind of sick that only a very dangerous operation could fix. Sure it got me down not to be able to push myself beyond whatever limits I thought I had. But for my own good I did quit and I did wait – a long time – just to be sure I would be safe. I still started again. It sure wasn’t any easier the second time around but I kept at it and did it – again(with your help, I might add 😉 ).
    So no, quitting isn’t necessarily forever. It could be just for a while. If you’ve lost your oomf, for whatever reason – there’s still a chance you could start again, anew. Thank goodness for second (third, fourth – twentieth) chances!

    • Sarah McMullen says:

      Wow! Thanks Anne-Marrie for sharing. It is so important what you are saying: No matter how bad things get – there is a way out. No one can ever tell us to completely give up.

  • Julia says:

    For me, the pain lets me know I worked out and guess what takes it away faster?

    Working out the next day!

  • Kathy says:

    What motivates me is loss of muscle as I age. I feel that I no longer have the luxury of saying “I’ll do it tomorrow”. I’ve been weight lifting for about 20 years, off and on. Mostly on but then periods of off. Right now I belong to a gym and do the basics 2 days a week. Recumbent bike because my knees have to be treated gently. Using machines and doing less reps but heavier weights. No squats or lunges. I walk on uneven ground, sounds weird, but it has helped my core. I should do more, I know that, but I’m still working, part time, and there are just so many hours in the day. I plan on increasing my gym to 3 days a week by the end of October. I feel great, have completely changed the way and what I eat. Healthier, more raw food and more smoothie meal replacements. I’m 74 and in as good or better shape than when I was 54. I also have to eat gluten free, which has turned out to be a good thing and definitely a healthier way to eat. I enjoy your emails and you are a great motivator.

    • Catherine says:

      Kathy you are inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing. When I’m 74 I still want to be going to the gym! And by the grace of God I will be and hopefully inspire others to keep fit too. You made my day.

    • Flavia says:

      WOW, amazing. May we all be in the same great place as you are Kathy….what an inspiration.

  • Yvonne says:

    I continue to stay motivated by the fact that I’m a few months away from turning 40 and am in the best shape I’ve ever been in! The reaction I get from people when they find out I’m almost 40 doesn’t hurt either! 🙂

  • Aleta says:

    I keep losing inches & a little weight. I don’t have a lot to lose, but still some! I can tell a difference by by how I look & how my clothes fit! They keep getting bigger! I am 42 & I look better now than I did 20 years ago! I weigh right around the same weight too! Muscle makes such a difference! I feel totally awesome after a good hard workout too!! 🙂

  • Rozanne says:

    Even at 56 years young, I have the body of a younger woman because I just do what I can. I take it slow and I do the movements correctly and it seems to work for me. I have several young female woman who look up to me. Just the other day, one of them said, “I admire you for still going at it”. She also said, “you don’t just look good for your age, you just look GOOD!” You can’t beat that with a stick……….my clothes look great on me and I look ten years younger than I really am. I love Curvalicious, because the techniques are effective. I love being a Flavialicious female. Thanks Flavia, I wish I could meet up with you in Phoenix, that would be amazing. We simply have to get to know each other.

    • Flavia says:

      Thanks Rozanne! I hope to be as motivating as you as I age….working out is so amazing for health and happiness!!

  • Judi says:

    My motivation is seeing that I have actually accomplished something. My clothes fit better and in some cases fit again. I rub my neck and it is smaller. I can add more weight to my workout and can keep it all the way thru to the end. I feel so much better after working out that it just makes me happy that I have finally gotten “it”. I am not stopping, this is what keeps me sane!

  • Flavia says:

    Thank you ladies for sharing! Great place to come back to and re-read when I want to skip out on a workout. Thanks for getting involved and helping all of us stay on track!

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