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Thought for the Day

Do you want to know what the difference is between winning and losing, or between achieving a goal and setting a goal?

The extra inch you gain, or the extra second faster you move, or the extra pound you lose is not achieved on your best days at the gym. It’s not achieved on your best day of discipline when you stayed on your eating plan. It’s not achieved on that day you ran faster, or lifted stronger, or stretched farther.

Greatness is achieved in our darkest hours.

Your goal becomes closer on those days when it hurts the most.

On those days when you want to quit.

On those days when you don’t feel like getting in the car and going to the gym.

And you find the energy, the courage, the perseverance to ‘GO ON’ and get through another day.

It was probably not a good day. You probably cheated today. You may have ate that sweet you shouldn’t have. You probably skipped an exercise in your workout that you aren’t fond of. Or maybe you only had the gusto to simply walk.

It’s having the perseverance to continue on when it would be easier to just quit. No matter how horrible the day was, you still did something. You didn’t just sit. You didn’t break all discipline. You didn’t give up.

It’s THOSE DAYS that get you one step closer to your goal.

Here’s to the bad day’s we all endure, here’s to the good day’s we love to have, and here’s to never giving up.

Carpe Diem


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5 Responses

  1. These are important thoughts, and they apply to a lot more than diet and exercise.

    I always try to remind myself that the bad days are more important than the good ones.

  2. The “bad” days are lessons…..we are going to school. Only through trial and error will we succeed.

    “Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.”

  3. @Jerry Your absolutely correct.

    @Mark Excellent point.

  4. Thanks for those words. I’m struggling with some personal issues right now (exercise not being one of them) and you’re totally right. Our darkest hours are our most important. It’s in those darkest hours that we really find out who we are through the decisions/choices we make.

  5. @LiveWell Best of luck to you, and thanks for visiting.

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