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Motivation Monday – GET BACK UP

By October 8, 2012October 10th, 201216 Comments

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Someone commented after last week’s Motivation Monday quote that quitting doesn’t have to be forever! This one is for you! Sometimes we get knocked down but it’s what we do when we are down that really matters – GET UP AGAIN!

Going through an injury is always tough. I remember getting ready for my last photoshoot and wrestling with Vince. I ended up pulling all three heads of my right deltiod and felt like giving up!

What is a time in your life, exercise or any circumstance that you felt defeated but you persevered? Looking forward to chatting with you!

See also: Faith Vs. Work

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  • Anna G says:

    This is a very important principal! I sometime have severe joint pain from nightshade vegetable sensitivity to where I can not workout. As soon as the pain eases I’m right back at it with my workouts! i also think it’s important that we don’t make excuses for ourselves. Just because we’re not able to do a few workouts doesn’t mean we have to blow our diets as well!

  • Kelly says:

    I wouldn’t say I get knocked down too often with actual injuries but I can definitely struggle on the exhaustion and emotional side. This was great for me because I’m actually feeling like that today. Right now I am going back to school and taking 12 hours, while also raising my two children (7 and 3) and still running my successful photography business. I know I have to continue to workout and eat right to take care of myself and continue on my journey to a fabulous body, but sometimes I do feel defeated by it all. Thank you for your constant motivation and words of wisdom. It definitely encouraged me today!!

  • Michaela says:

    I used to work as a personal trainer and with children. I worked out 5 days a week and sometimes did 2 short intense workouts in a day, I lived in UK and was a very happy person, plus loved my body. But in July 2012 my life completely changed, I ended up in the hospital (thank god, they saved my life!), my intestines got twisted. I had to move countries and leave UK, going back to my parents, I left my friends, my job and could not work out and eat as I used to for several month. I wasn´t allowed anything with fiber and protein caused me constipation, so carbs only. My self esteem went down, I started to comfort eat (and my lovely mum buying me chocolates, also did not help. Having said that, I was the person putting it into my mouth!) and my body changed completely. Slowly but surely I was becoming a different person.
    But now, I moved to the main city, took a job to get myself up financially, before I will be able to do what I used to and I´m working out again. My self esteem is coming back, my weight is slowly decreasing (-8kg) and muscle tone is increasing:). Still a way to go, but I´m in the process. It took me more then 1 year to get things going, but what matters is, I´m progressing and moving forward. I know, I can get back up and my body back, there is only one thing I regret and that is not taking pictures, when I was fit, sexy and had beautifully toned body without a scar on my stomach. So ladies, take pictures! 😉 So you can see, how far you have come and maybe use it as a motivation, when needed.

  • Shelby says:

    In every aspect of life this applies, if you want to be successful.

  • Steffy says:


    Thank you for sharing your pic… I have to say darker hair really suits you… I love it!!

  • Sovana says:

    I’ve never been an active person. I hated running or anything that feels like working out. That is until I was diagnosed w/ Cerebral Cavernous Malformation (CCM) on the first weekend of January 2010. I went in for 2 brain surgeries two months later and had to work on mobility during a few months of physical therapy. The year 2010 was the worst year of my life! However, last year (2011) I was determined to get my balance back so I started doing body weight exercises. It was tough and very frustrating, but I kept pushing because I wanted to be “normal” again. Then, this year I felt like I can do more and I found you on youtube. I have to say…you totally encouraged me to start using weights! Your physique, your smile, and positive reinforcement became an inspiration. I’ve been lifting ever since! Although, I still struggle with my equilibrium and vertigo but that’s what keeps me moving forward. Now, I see the year 2010 is not only the worst year of my life it is the best thing that has ever happened to me.

  • Terri Voss says:

    Sometimes it is hard to not think of giving up after you have been on the journey for a long time. I have been on my journey for over a year and a half and I have lost 120 lbs and I have at least 90 lbs more to lose but for the last 2 months I have gained and lost the same pound and I dont see progress and I am now beginning to lose interest even though I should be proud of where I have come from to where I am now, I just dont see the end in sight and am frustrated. It is through the frustration that makes me want to just throw in the towel. I have wanted personal training but due to financial constraints that makes it impossible. My motivation has waned and then I go into the vicious cycle of not doing what I am suppose to do then that feeds into wanting to give up. I am sure other people have felt the same way but I don’t know how to re-energize myself back to the basics and get my mojo and excitement back to make a difference.

    • Anna G says:

      Hi Terri,
      I myself feel this way sometimes. You have come so far! Loosing 120 lbs is awesome! Remember this is a marathon, not a sprint. Everyday that we eat the right foods and do our workouts we achieve a small victory that brings us closer to our goal of a fit and healthy body. Just keep at it and you will see improvements! The mind is a big contributing factor to whether we achieve our goals or not. Believe you can do it! Every morning before you get up, think about your day and what your going to do to bring yourself closer to your ideal physique. Picture yourself with the fit sexy body you deserve! We’re all here to help so whenever your feeling unmotivated feel free to comment on the blog.

      Another thing I like to do when I’m unmotivated is to watch youtube videos of fit women. (Flavia, Emily Stirling, Diana Chaloux, and Julie Bonnett are my favorite)

  • Jennifer says:

    Hi all!

    I’m new to Flavilicious but not to the bodybuilding style of diet/fitness. After many years of watching the weight slowly come on and stay on, while having two kids and staying home to raise them, I was way off base. I was miserable but putting everyones needs before my own until one day that all changed. After 10 long, unhappy years I am finally succeeding with my commitment to myself, my health and my diet. I haven’t lost all the weight but I have made many great changes to my body that I am very excited about. I feel GREAT!

    However, for the first time in months I took a “break” from the gym, diet for about a week. One week has now turned into two. My diet / exercise has been on again / off again and I actually feel SCARED. Scared that I will slip into the old life and get swallowed up in the vortex of misery. I know it sounds a bit dramatic but it’s a real head-trip for me and I can hear an echo of that old thinking that got me and kept me down in the hole for so long.

    Thank you for letting me rant!

  • Aleta says:

    I have been through many difficult things in my life!! From abuse to divorce after 18 years of marriage! If you don’t get back up when you fall down, you will forever be defeated!! Having success doesn’t mean you never fail in your life, it means you never give up!! If you want success in any area of your life, only YOU can make it happen!! After five years later I have an awesome job & also met the most wonderful man in the world whom I’m marrying! I am constantly improving my fitness! I am committed to doing it!! It makes me feel & look awesome!! I keep getting thinner!!(but more muscular!) I’m 42 years old & look better than I ever have!! Never give up on what you want to accomplish! You can make it happen!! Only YOU can make it happen!!

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