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I Need Motivation Too Sometimes

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Truth be told, I've been feeling kind of BLAH ever since the Spring Into Shape Boot Camp Challenge ended. I am shocked at how much just an extra 10-minute exercise/strength training video every single day can change the way my body feels. In addition to my small slide in healthy eating habits, I feel like a huge lazy slob!!! And this doesn't even make any sense. For goodness sake, I ran a 5k race on Saturday! I have run 3-4 times per week for the past three weeks. There is no reason whatsoever that I should be feeling this way!

Still...it is what it is, you know? Because I *feel* gross doesn't mean I stop doing what I know is right. I keep eating healthy and I keep doing my scheduled runs and crosstraining workouts...no matter what.

I am not afraid that I'll give up. But there are times that I even need a little push to get me through a mental slump. And this is one of those times. What motivates me? Well, I know this will sound really silly and cheesy, but I really do get motivated by inspirational quotes and images. That's part of the reason I have so many in my SparkPage photo album. I suppose it makes sense if a picture if worth a thousand words...and images tend to stick in a person's mind.

So, I found some gems for you...and for me today. Tried to steer clear of the tried and true that we've all seen a million times on Pinterest or even on this site. The four that I'm including below are all new to me...so maybe they'll be new to you too. You can bet that these will be floating in my brain when my alarm clock goes off at 6am tomorrow and I head out for my morning run. Enjoy, friends!









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SUTERSPACE 1/26/2013 7:46AM

    I love this, thanks!

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ALIDOSHA 10/22/2012 4:41PM

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SPSPSP1 9/3/2012 3:05AM

    True!

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STAR327 7/30/2012 10:03AM

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CHERYLSBUTT 7/6/2012 5:30PM

    I need it too
Some days..doing it alone is not the way,...keep a buddy who checks on you and runs with you when you wont do it alone!

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LIBBYFITZ 6/30/2012 6:37AM

    Loved the photos :-)

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MARYM1962 6/28/2012 10:43AM

  good ones - will keep in mind today - especially the one with the crossed out excuses!

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LELERS 6/22/2012 3:26PM

    Love it!!

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ROJAKHAN 6/21/2012 10:23AM

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POMELO 6/19/2012 12:11PM

  There are only two feelings. Love and fear.
There are only two languages. Love and fear.
There are only two activities. Love and fear.
There are only two motives, two procedures,
two frameworks, two results. Love and fear
Love and fear by Michael Leunig

I just found this one this morning - and I thought it awe inspiring for all I do each moment of every day, all the choices I make, the things I do and those I choose not to do.

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JENNIFERSTAM 6/18/2012 10:05AM

  Great quotes

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TRISHMO1 6/15/2012 3:41PM

  good motivation quotes, I love them emoticon

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IAMLOVER2DAY 6/15/2012 11:01AM

    Good post. Thanks for sharing. It's all the stuff I needed to hear right now.

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ASDOBBER 6/15/2012 9:46AM

    WOO HOO!! Amen to that!

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SALLYNEAL 6/15/2012 6:09AM

  This in its self motivated me, welldone and stick at it emoticon

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PENOWOK 6/14/2012 10:38PM

    Yes, excellent stuff! Thank you!

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SNEVIL1 6/14/2012 10:02PM

    I have a motivational album in my phone of quote images and hot girls id like to look like lol. I also have hot pics of me when i was thinner to push me when i dont feel like working. These pics r going in my album. Thanks!

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SHAUNTEMC 6/14/2012 4:29PM

    Keep up the great work!! We all need motivation at times.

By the way, your background looks delicious!! :-)

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MISSILENE 6/14/2012 4:06PM

    Keep up the great work.

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4KWALK 6/14/2012 3:40PM

    Thank you. You couldn't possibly know how much I needed this RIGHT NOW. I was just plain discouraged and didn't want to go out for the daily walk and bike ride. Well now I'm going.
Thank you especially for the 1st and 3fd pictures

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TYMBERWOLFE 6/14/2012 1:56PM

    Here are some quotes for you!

"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others."
Ayn Rand

"Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward."
Victor Kiam
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Thanks for the great quotes!

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_CYNDY55_ 6/14/2012 1:51PM

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SSEARE 6/14/2012 1:24PM

  Your first quote made me sit up a little higher in my chair and go, "WOW." In my 60 years I have never thought of looking at what I do each day as exchanging a day of my life for it. This thought is so profound, I am going to frame it. Thanks for sharing these quotes.

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MOMMY445 6/14/2012 12:03PM

    such a great blog! have a wonderful day!

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CINDYBEL 6/14/2012 11:23AM

    We all need motivation. Thanks for the visual aids. emoticon emoticon

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SHOFFORT 6/14/2012 10:55AM

  Thanks for sharing.....it helps!

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KEEPITUP05 6/14/2012 10:39AM

    I have felt that exact way. I think once you are used to a certain level of activity you crave it if you stop or do less. Does that make any sense?lol I too like to see motivational pics! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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DENNETJ 6/14/2012 10:09AM

    I have been right there with you in not feeling motivated but I have not been up on rinning. I need to.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/14/2012 9:33AM

    Yes, they are excellent. Thanks for sharing!

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DEE797 6/14/2012 9:09AM

    I also have been having "one of those days". Thanks for an uplifting blog. Love the quotes. Wishing you success on your journey! emoticon

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NO_SNOW_BODY 6/14/2012 9:01AM

    you are doing fantastic

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GOOSIEMOON 6/14/2012 8:06AM

    Loved your honesty and loved the motivation.

Have a great day!

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CINDYS513 6/14/2012 7:32AM

  I, too love a good quote! Thanks for sharing these! Keep up the good work!


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THEIS58 6/14/2012 6:36AM

    Love the analogy about what we do every day!

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LANIEA 6/14/2012 6:29AM

  You rock! emoticon

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ROUNDTOWNMOM 6/14/2012 6:29AM

    Having one of "those" days already and I'm finding that I'm feeling better just reading this morning. Thanks for this...............................

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SPRAYTOTES 6/14/2012 6:12AM

  I new to this but I'm starting to love it because of great posts like yours. We all have those days! What a great way to get over the hump, these uplifting tips are such a great way to deal with down times. I am going to look into the boot camp tapes you are talking about. I love to do in home tapes so any more info u could pass along would be much appreciated.

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LASTNOELL 6/14/2012 12:15AM

    I love that even though you're feeling less than great about yourself you know it's not necessarily a rational feeling *and* that it's no excuse to give up!! You go girl! I need to take a lesson from you! Love that you use quotes in your photo album to inspire & motivate yourself (& others). Keep up the good work! emoticon

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KEIPONY 6/13/2012 10:59PM

    Enjoyed the blog, I think putting photos/quotes on your sparkpage is a great idea

Thanks!

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GOLFLADY11 6/13/2012 9:47PM

    Great blog! I enojoy the motivational quotes and pictures as well. Thank you and keep up the good work!! emoticon emoticon

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 6/13/2012 9:39PM

    I can relate. Glad I read this today, gladder you posted cuz there are others out there like us!

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CUDDLYPOLARBEAR 6/13/2012 8:52PM

    Great post

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TERESAKLE 6/13/2012 7:24PM

  This was a timely post:) emoticon

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SPEEDY143 6/13/2012 7:15PM

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ONEATATIME3 6/13/2012 6:40PM

  So much relates me! to tell you frankly i am also not feeling like doing it and the reason is stabbing pain in my heel. So i am taking rest giving my body time to repair but result is am feeling lazy whole day side effect of not working out!
I told myself today"KEEP EYE ON YOUR GOAL" and just KEEP GOING"!!!! emoticon

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QUIKSYLVER 6/13/2012 5:49PM

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IAMANATHLETE 6/13/2012 5:44PM

    Thanks for the quotes. I hope they worked and you're feeling better!

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TERRIPAL1 6/13/2012 5:32PM

    Keep it up I love your quotes!

Thanks!

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BUFFALO63 6/13/2012 5:27PM

    Thank you! I finished P90X a little over week ago and I feel the same way. I notice I am kind of at a loss and with no "direction" I am slipping back to old habits like sleeping in, not exercising daily and worse my sweet tooth has reared it's ugly head! Thanks for the pictures, I had never seen them and I need something! I am going away for the weekend to San francsico for the US Open so I will be walking a lot! When I get back I am committing to something, either starting P90 again or maybe Insanity....
Thank you and good luck! emoticon

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MYDRAGONFLY 6/13/2012 5:04PM

    Great job emoticon

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