Monday, August 11, 2014

Challenge Yourself

When it comes to fitness and health, staying motivated can often times be really difficult. Some people can stay motivated for a week, some for a month, some for a year, and some can't even make it through their first workout. Everyone finds their motivation in their own ways, but one thing I find really helpful are motivational quotes. They're so simple and such an easy way to help you stay focused. I like to use motivational quotes as my cell phone background because it's a constant reminder of my goals every time I look at my phone.

One of my all time favorite quotes is "If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you", by Fred Devito. This quote is pretty self explanatory but it's such a powerful statement. If you want to change yourself, you need to go outside of your comfort zone, and do something that scares or intimidates you. You're not going to get anywhere in life by taking the easy way out. You must be willing to challenge yourself in order to make your dreams a reality. You can use this to motivate yourself to run an extra lap, do an extra rep, run a little faster, or lift heavier weights. Once you can push yourself into a level of discomfort, that's when you'll start seeing the results. 

You have the power to make anything happen as long as you stay focused, whether you want to lose 20 pounds, build up your biceps, or finally get those six pack abs. Yes, these accomplishments will definitely be a physical challenge, but the mental battle is so much bigger. You'd be surprised with what you can make your body do if you can just get your mind right and convince yourself that you are capable of great things.

This quote doesn't have to apply solely to your fitness. You should be challenging yourself in all aspects of your life to continuously grow. Know what you want to do with your life, put in the work, and go make it happen.

 Push yourself to do better, and you will become better.

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