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Weekend Quote: I Am Stronger Than I Was Yesterday

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Hey guys! I’m popping in to share a quote inspired by the end of the CrossFit Open. I haven’t talked about it much here on the blog, but I have enjoyed participating these past 5 weeks even though I’m not really “competing” on any level.

The games gave me the same feeling as running an event. I know I’m not going to “win” and I don’t need to. I just want to do a little better than I did the last time. It —running, lifting, yoga, etc.— really comes down to this for me,

“I am stronger than I was yesterday but not as strong as I will be tomorrow” — Unknown

That pretty much sums up my motivation. I now thrive on this concept and it gets me to the gym almost daily. It gets me out the door for a morning run. And tonight, it got me to yoga even though I had a hard time peeling myself away from work.

I think I may be finally over letting my past dictate my future, and I’m embracing this about myself. I AM stronger than I was yesterday and I should be proud of that, not fearful of it.

Wow. I’m not sure where that came from! I really didn’t mean to get too deep. Hmm, let’s see. What else can I talk about?

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Oh yeah … that photo and my AWESOME day with The 7-Year-Old. Click here to see what we did on our last day of our Spring Break Staycation. 

I also posted a quick apple salad idea on GreenLiteBites yesterday as well as a fun announcement about the new design I’m working on.

The only other thing hanging over my head is FitBloggin‘ and I have so many balls in the air it’s not funny. I’m hoping to make some serious progress next week.

OK, bedtime. Have a great weekend. I’ll “see” you Sunday!



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    Peggy

    April 7, 2013

    Good post, Roni. The past doesn’t cause the future. The present causes the future. Depending on what we do right now, that is what we face in the future. You’ve applied that lesson to keeping your eating and exercise on track. Yay! Now you are extending that lesson to your self-concept. Keep up the good work. As for why self-doubt keeps cropping up, there are lots of natural reasons why, but I’ll keep this post short. Basically, the best way to eventually put it to rest is to do what you’re doing: each time self-doubt crops up, give yourself a positive message based on reality, not worry.

    Megan

    April 8, 2013

    Great post and thanks for the quote! That’s a good thing to keep in mind each day.