Sunday, June 14, 2009

Collected Fitness Wisdom #7

Genetics are not an excuse. The past is not an excuse. Your present condition is not an excuse. You can either make excuses or get results, but you can't do both.

~Tom Venuto

I am a huge believer in your mind being very closely connected to your body. I believe our bodies listen to everything we say. Every thought, every word, everything and after planting them in our subconscious, our bodies take each of these as a command for what it needs to do. We have about 50,000 thoughts a day. If the majority of these are negative, your body and life will reflect that. If you keep saying- I am fat when you are trying to lose weight, you will not succeed. If you say out loud that you have a big fat ass…guess what…your body thinks it is a command. You must start to visualize where you want to go, what you want to look like and how you want to feel and focus on that.

~Rachel Cosgrove

Diets don't work at all, so I don't recommend those. If you go "on" something, you're guaranteed to go "off" or it at some point. Your daily habits should be enjoyable and support your goals. Don't deny yourself anything. Include your some of your favorite foods and routines so you can look forward to your meals. Keep it flexible and fun. It's mainly a matter of learning balance and portion control. It's not a horrible proposition where you're going to starve and never eat carbs and never go to restaurants.


Fitness is not a destination, it is a journey. You don’t get to reach your goal, then say “woohoo!” and go back to eating like crap without consequences.

~Joshua Carter

Ladies... stop being afraid of working hard!

Stop thinking you're gonna increase your size because of mass quantities of muscle!

FAT is the culprit to making you bigger - both visibly and measurably. Muscle takes up less space, so it will make you smaller. Stop fighting it.

So, let's step away from the 5 pound dumbbells.

~Kim Ball


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