This “liar” quote got me through my first bodybuilding competition, when everything was a challenge for me: eating clean for the first time, going to the gym consistently, fighting against the voices in my head that said, “I’m too old, I won’t get fit in time for the show, this is too hard.” All those thoughts were lies.This is my current mantra. Not being able to exercise for 6 weeks is incredibly difficult for me. I’m more anxious, and my insomnia is in overdrive and I’m falling back into old eating habits. Even though I eat clean all day by the time 1 a.m. rolls around I’m wide awake watching The Tudors on Netflicks and eating chips.
The “Pain” quote is my favorite. Before I started training I took one of those Body Pump classes. I had no clue what I was doing, even the lightest weights were too heavy and every muscle in my body was sore. I was in the middle of the class (the room was packed) and the instructor looked at me through the crowd and said, “Pain is Weakness Leaving the Body.” I almost started to cry.If you want it you have to earn it, and that means WORK FOR IT. Self esteem is not something that comes in a pill, or can be purchased or given; you get it by doing hard things. You have to work for it.The cape thing made me laugh.
How about you? What’s your favorite fitness quote?
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