"No one crossed the ocean by getting off the boat in a storm" - Charles Ketteridge.
Whenever I feel like I'm getting run down and I just want to give up, I think of that quote. The boat is my new lifestyle, the shores are where I was & where I want to be, & the ocean is life. Its gonna get rough & stormy & awful, but I will never get to where I'm going if I jump out of the boat.
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As one of my visual motivators, I have an inspiration journal that I write inspiring quotes in that help me focus on my weight loss journey and other goals. I write the quote which I often find on the site and then write a positive affirmation. This gives me something personal to reflect on when I need some motivation.
For example, a great quote I got an email after a bad weigh in- "Banish discouragement and feelings of impossibility by working hard, doing more and not giving in"
I am doing a great job and I NEED to keep going. I will not give up
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