Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Inspirational Messages

I am such an inspiration message girl. I love them!!! If I did not think people would think I'm nuts, I would have them all over my house. Here's a couple I really like:

  • Dare to Dream
  • Make a choice to move forward
  • Just do it!
  • You can do it!
  • One day at a time....
  • Be positive
  • Love everyone

Here's one I got from last nights Biggest Loser Show....

Champions don't make excuses!!

Have you ever found yourself wanting to make excuses for why you have not reached your goal? Or why you've not done everything you can to get this done? Or why you have not exercised, kept your calories in line, consumed your water...Ever wanted to make excuses about that?

I have!!

It's been almost a month since I've seen my trainer. For one reason or another our usual time to get together has not worked out, either she's busy or I'm busy or I have an injury. Whatever!!!

So next Monday, we are scheduled....and I am finding that I want to make excuses as to why I did not get to the gym as much as I should have. Now I have had a back injury.....See how easy it is to make excuses. Yes I've had a back injury, but I could have gone to the pool or walked on the treadmill. I could have even gotten into the hot tub, that might have made it feel better or it would have at least been enjoyable!!

I've also been thinking that I want to have a conversation with her to let her know that it feels like I need to start step back into the torture!!

I have been really wrestling with that...I just don't want to have pain!

But after hearing that "Champions don't make excuses", I have changed my mind. I am going to my workout with her prepared to work harder than I've ever worked. I'm not going to shy away and make excuses and ask her to baby me. I'm going to go in there and fight....because that's what I'm doing!! I am fighting for my life...I'm taking it back.....because I'm.....


How about you...are you making excuses?

Keep focused!!!!


  1. We are the champions, my la la. No more excuses now. They are not necessary. If this is for life there is no quitting. Great post.

  2. You are a champion, girlfriend! You have overcome too much not to consider yourself one.

  3. Oh! When Ruon said that last night, I grabbed a pen and wrote it down, too.

    I have my "issues" with the BL, but there is also the motivational factor. Good stuff!

  4. Twelve inches away at my desk here, I have pinned up, "He that is good at making excuses is seldom good for anything else." -- Ben Franklin

    It's so hard to get back into a routine after injuries (me, too). I hope you and the trainer work out a good schedule.

  5. You ARE a champion, Joy! :) I love that quote, and I've written it in my food journal, so I'll see it every day. Thank you for sharing it! *Hugs*

  6. I enjoyed reading your post! I've just started my own blog to keep me motivated through my weight loss journey. I'm new to the blogging community and would love it if you would follow my blog...the more followers I have, the more motivated I'll stay! Thanks!

  7. So sorry about your back injury. Starting over is hard, but once we get going, it takes on a life of its own!

  8. I loved that from the last episode!! If we want to win, we have to act like it! Put in the work, suck it up on days we just don't wanna (which I have a LOT of personally!) and do all that is necessary! Great post :)

  9. Here's another one for yah - maybe not perfect for weight loss, but I like it.

    If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.

  10. Love this post, Joy! The more we learn about ourselves, the greater our success. No more excuses!