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9 pin-worthy fitness quotes about motivation

9 pin-worthy fitness quotes about motivation

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When the going gets tough, the tough keep going. They get stronger, they try their hardest, and the learn to thrive in challenging situations. You are tough today. Develop thicker skin and pick yourself up with these quotes about motivation from the PumpUp community.

Define your goals

Define your goals. Know the reason you want them is for you alone // Quotes about motivation from the PumpUp Blog

"My best advice would be to have clear, precise, achievable goals written down, and to know that the reason you want them is for you alone. If it’s to prove something to someone, then they have that power over you." - @balancingforlife

Make sacrifices

You will need to make sacrifices. Rise above the doubt in your head // Quotes about motivation from the PumpUp Blog

Sacrifice time each day to get to the gym, and sacrifice foods you know won’t help you reach your goals! You have to install these habits and even then, it won’t be easy. Once you decide to change, it will be the best decision of your life! Day in and day out, do it no matter what, until giving up isn’t an option anymore! You have to rise above the doubt in your head. Making this a lifestyle will take time, so don’t get discouraged when you have a setback. Take it one day at a time and you will do great things. - @fitlisa

Notice the small things

Notice the small things that get better. Small victories will conquer any odds that stack against you // The PumpUp Blog

Notice the small things that get better. It may be something no one else will notice, but maybe you sleep better, maybe you’re able to get up from your chair easier. Your small victories can conquer any odds that stack against you. - @feat

You don't have to hurt to be healthy

You don't have to hurt to be healthy // Quotes about motivation from the PumpUp Blog

You don’t have to hurt to be healthy. Take it easy. Start with small steps. It is okay to fall off the wagon. Just step up there again! - @inakarr

Be patient for change

Be patient for change. It will come in a matter of time // Quotes about motivation from the PumpUp Blog

Be patient for change. Your head will tell you to stop, give up, and quit, but your body is capable of things you could never imagine! Change will come—you just have to keep going or you will not see the change. Change will come in a matter of time. - @dolphzigglerfan

Don't cheat yourself

You are only cheating yourself if you don't give 100% every time // The PumpUp Blog

You are only cheating yourself if you don’t give 100% every time. But remember: you will be more likely to stick to a routine when changes don’t occur all at once. - @kamailereed

Remember: the brain is a muscle

Remember: the brain is also a muscle. Tell yourself that you 'can'. // Quotes about motivation from the PumpUp Blog

The brain is also a muscle that you have to push. If you feel like you can’t get that last rep out, tell your brain, ‘I CAN’ and you will. - @missmolly83

Take ownership of your fitness journey

Take ownership of your fitness journey // Quotes about motivation from the PumpUp Blog

Getting started is the hardest part. Once you see results, that will be what keeps you going. So set reasonable goals (no matter how small) and work towards achieving those and setting new ones each time you achieve them. Above all, take ownership of your fitness journey. It’s your journey and no one can make you do it. You have to want to do it for yourself and not for anyone else. - @kelliem887

Incorporate exercise into your life

Incorporate exercise into your life for the rest of your life // The PumpUp Blog

Find ways to incorporate exercise into your life for the rest of your life. Find something that you love and just do it. Think about what you want the most versus what you want right now and remember why you started; the time will pass anyway. - @lanalanex3


 

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How eurythmy changed my life in ways I least expected

How eurythmy changed my life in ways I least expected

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It’s funny how life meets us when we work towards our goals: it doesn’t always take shape in the way that we expected. For most of my life,  I had clear ideas and dreams about what I wanted to do, how I wanted to live, and who I wanted to be. I thought they would unfold in a particular way. When I was a teenager, I had 5 possible career trajectories in mind. I intended to become a singer, an actress, an author, a farmer, or a midwife. Those were the top things. I made plans to head to New York City and work as an extra in the acting field, but when I was 16 years old, I flew to visit my big sister who was based in California. She was involved in eurythmy, a movement that opened my eyes.

Eurythmy, the art of movement, was beyond anything I had ever known (and I was a dancer and an athlete in various sports).  There was a singing element, a dramatic element, an ability to tell stories, practical life elements, and a certain recreating of oneself, like new birth. It may sound weird, but that was seriously my experience. My mind was blown. Somehow, eurythmy changed my life and touched so many of my dreams.

How eurythmy changed my life

The teacher made all the difference: she was an inspiring and beautiful woman who commanded everyone’s respect. Her husband is an amazing thinker and philosopher who I respect more than any human being I have ever met. Two months after my visit, I called the school and asked if I could enrol next year. Despite my young age, I was accepted and graduated from high school during my four-year eurythmy training.

I never ever considered being a teacher. Yes, I considered being a performer (which I am, to this day), but never a teacher. Ironically, part of the requirement of my eurythmy training was to successfully complete a three-week practicum teaching kindergarten through eighth grade. In a surprising turn of events, I embraced both eurythmy and pedagogy and have pretty much been teaching ever since.

It is my experience that, though I may not teach in this way my whole life, I have literally had the opportunity to live all of the dreams that I created for myself so many years ago. If I devoted more time to learning another skill set, who knows where I would be. Thanks to that fateful trip to California, I realize that life was wise to send me in this direction first. Children teach so much just by being who they are. I discovered things about myself that I would never have uncovered without standing before them day after day, pushing the limits within myself out and out.

How eurythmy changed my life

It is important to remember that if you do your work, the world can bring the task. Try not to be fearful of the unknown, but embrace the adventure that it brings and the opportunities you will have, in order to become even greater than you are. I remind myself of these things each day, that each healthy choice that I make, each adventure I embrace, each new person I meet, leads me through new doors towards my ultimate goals and dreams of growing into a human being that can truly love and be free.

This post about how 'eurythmy changed my life' was penned by PumpUp member @bodysoulspiritfitness, a teacher and movement artist with a passion for healthy living and adventure. Follow her blog here.

Motivation Monday: Shoot for the moon

Motivation Monday: Shoot for the moon

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It isn't wrong to shoot for the moon

There's something to be said about lofty goal setting that sets success apart from mediocrity. It's important to break your goals down into smart, realistic, and achievable objectives, but keep the big picture in mind and have the courage to pursue the one thing that resonates with you. By setting yourself up for bigger things, you'll open your mind up to greater possibilities and you may end up achieving more than you could have ever imagined. We particularly love this quote by Terri Guillements, "Visualize your long term goals to paint your short term action[s] on the canvas of now." How will this help you to shoot for the moon? What does the landscape of your long-term objectives look like? How are you filling in that canvas with the brush strokes of measurable and realistic benchmarks?

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