Motivational Monday!

Happy Monday! Sad the weekend is over, but excited a new week is here. Here’s today’s quote, which I have loved for quite some time now, ever since my brother showed me the whole video:

how bad do you want it

Here’s the video he showed me (though there is a full version, I’ve only seen this one).

Success, no matter what you’re going after, will only come after hard work. Whether you’re training for a 5K, or working to build your own business like I am, we all need to keep in mind that things don’t just fall into your lap. Sometimes we make excuses and don’t get things done. We care about other stuff, and put other things before our goals.

Let’s work out butts off and go after our goals this week.

What goals are you working towards right now?

What do you think of this quote?


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Motivational Monday!

Can you believe it’s already May?? Summer is almost upon us! Which is why I like this quote:


Many times we get into the habit of waiting to start on a Monday…or next week. Just start! It doesn’t matter if it’s a Friday or a Monday. The first step is the hardest. As I mentioned last week, I started cleaning up my diet again and drinking more green smoothies. We all want to look good for summer…so just start working on your goals today! No more waiting!

Are you guilty of, “I’ll start eating/working out on Monday”?…I sure am!

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Motivational Monday!

Rainy day here in New Jersey today…but I love rainy, gloomy days! Though I wish I was under my covers and not at work =P

Here’s a quote that I can currently definitely relate to:

I can relate in 2 ways. First, I complain that I haven’t lost body fat and it’s really hard for me…but recently I also know that my diet hasn’t been 100% clean (probably like 75-80%). So I remind myself of this when I think negatively…because I can only blame myself! Which is why I’m writing down everything I eat for a while starting today. I want to get back on track!

I can also relate because this training block for the half marathon has (so far) been successful. A lot of it has to do with the fact that I really stayed on track with my runs, didn’t miss any, and put in the work. I “worked hard to change” because I really want to improve my half marathon and marathon time. Hopefully it pays off on May 18!

Moral of the story: whether it’s a goal you want to achieve or something you don’t like (but can change)…just work hard towards it. Don’t complain when there is stuff you can do…like me, I can and will eat better.

Today’s a new day and new week…get back on track with me!

Have you complained in the past about something (even if it’s in your own head) and realized you just need to work harder?

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Motivational Monday!

It’s Marathon Monday! I obviously had to find a marathon related motivational post:

Who’s watching the Boston Marathon either live, on TV or on your computer at work? I’m rooting for Kara and Shalane! I love watching marathons, and this is 1) motivating me for my 11 miler later and 2) motivating me and getting me pumped for NYC Marathon this fall =)

Are you running a marathon anytime soon?


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Motivational Monday!

Thank goodness it’s a new week…last week was crazy stressful. We had presentations which determined if we graduate or not…thankfully I passed…so I’ll officially be getting my Master’s degree in May! =)

So, I found this one on Pinterest and immediately loved it. I’ve been reflecting a lot on my life recently, and I love the message in this quote:

What a great piece of advice! Don’t take each day for granted…reflect on the good, and what you are lucky to have…and live each day with passion and vigor! Recently, I’ve been letting my goals and dreams stress me out…instead, I’m going to move forward and let my goals and dreams get me excited for what the future holds.

What do you think of this quote??


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Motivational Monday!

Hope everyone had a great weekend, and a happy Easter if you celebrate!

I had an awesome track workout this weekend and am feeling good about my running right now. Which is why I thought this quote was relevant to how I’m feeling:

I’m working on being more committed to my goals…and every time I don’t feel like running or working out, I think of this quote. It’s one of my favorite motivational quotes! I want to be successful and achieve things I have in mind…but in order to do so I need to commit and want it bad enough.

Ask yourself today, how bad do you want it?


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