@soulcycle thoughts during a kickass @c__atkins soul survivor class!
Joe Henderson, running coach and author
MOTIVATION: just keep going.
You ever have one of those workouts when you just didn’t think you had the strength in you to go on? You can’t keep up, you’re off beat, you’re out of sync and you’re just not feeling it. I had one of those Monday morning. I kept telling myself that whatever my head told my body it could do, it could do it. But it just wasn’t happening. Because my head was cloudy and half asleep. But of all the things I knew I had to do in that moment, I knew I had to just keep going. Keep moving! Keep pushing forward no matter what pace. I had dragged ass to get to an 8am workout class across 2 subways and 2 boroughs. I’d paid money to be there. I had to KEEP GOING! I had to let go of how I’d performed the day before or in previous workouts. This was today. And today I had to push through to be the best I could in this situation. No matter where you’re going or how you’re feeling, just KEEP GOING. Never stop trying. Never stop moving.
“Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.”
MOTIVATION: standing in the fire.
Things get hard. Answers aren’t always clear. You might stumble. You’ll actually DEFINITELY stumble. But that doesn’t mean you should stop pushing for what you want.
(Read Neda’s story via blog| ignite your fire - blog| lululemon athletica)
“There is no question that following your heart is scary. There will be bumps in the road and sometimes giving up may look like the only option. Neda chose to stand in the fire and out of the flames, Tough Love Yoga was born.”
Strength is a muscle thing. But it’s more than that. It’s also a mental thing. It’s a mood thing. It’s a strength in numbers thing. It’s a stay strong thing. It’s an endurance, you can do it thing. It’s an inside out thing. It’s a keep your head in the game thing. It’s a stick to it, even when you fall down and have to get back up thing. It’s a just do one more mile, one more rep, one more sprint thing. It’s a wake up before the sun thing. It’s an in your head thing. It’s an everywhere thing.
Be strong. Inside and out. And have a strong day.
“You haven’t failed until you quit trying.”
Because giving up is too easy.
Keep trying. Never ever ever give up. Keep going.
MOTIVATION: stay positive.
I mean, you can get gnarly with it and just be pissed all the time. Most of us have plenty of ammunition behind that train if we so choose. But if tough shit in life is already driving you down, why join that pity party? You might stop by every once in a while, that’s normal and to be expected. But it’s in those very worst of times when you need that positive, sun-is-shining, look-on-the-bright-side, there’s-gotta-be-a-silver-lining-in-there-somewhere kind of outlook more than ever. Cheesy never hurt nobody. Bitterness on the other hand…
Stay positive. Because being negative is too easy.
MOTIVATION: keep going.
“Even when you fall on your face, you are still moving forward.”
Often it’s now whether you fail or don’t fail—but HOW you fail. Keep moving.
MOTIVATION: extra umph.
“The difference between try and triumph is a little UMPH.”
“In it for the long run.”
(via MoveYourBooty Motivation)
MOTIVATION: endurance. mental & physical.
You will lose and lose. Don’t stop. One day you will win.
You will lose and lose. Don’t stop. One day you will win. (Taken with Instagram at Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea)
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”