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Inspiration

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of refocusing.  In that process, I have used some inspirational quotes to help me through.  I’ve listed some of my favorites below.
Do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.” – Thomas Huxley

This quote has really helped me the past two weeks as I have gone from only walking once or maybe twice a week to walking every day and pushing myself.  I’ve been so glad that I’ve done it after the fact.  At night when I don’t feel like walking because it’s been such a long day, I think about this quote and know that it’s what I should do so I go ahead and press on.  Last week, I walked 52,400 steps which is approximately a full marathon.  I was so proud of myself.

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“The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.” -Randy Pausch

This quote is now a favorite of mine because for so long I’ve said I wanted to lose weight, but haven’t gotten there yet.  It’s a brick wall I’m standing behind and I have to think about the fact that it’s just a chance to show how badly I really want it instead of thinking of it as an uncrossable barrier. I want to show people I can do this.

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