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Motivational Quotes Part 2


As I recently found a quote so useful, I thought it was about time I shared a few more pearls of wisdom.  And so here is part 2 of my motivational quotes series.


Vince Lombardi: It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.

Lee lacocca: You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It’s called perseverance.

Unknown author: Sweat is fat crying.

Earl of Derby: Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.

Unknown author: What you eat in private, you wear in public.

Henry Ford: Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.


I hope you find one or more of them helpful.

All the best,

Woodyrunning spoon


Gaining motivation from words


When I am not in control and don’t care what I am eating I have no interest in motivational quotes.  I have no interest in weight loss stories or TV programmes either.  They are for other people.  But now that I feel more in control I love motivational quotes and have many favourited on my twitter account.  I also read them regularly and do actually (I kid you not) draw inspiration from them.  And a casing point was last weekend.

I was trying to work out how many pounds of weight I needed to lose to make my target.  Then it hit me-a lot.  A massive amount.  And I had only scratched the surface.

Suddenly all the positivity that I had built up came crashing down.  It would take months, maybe longer, to lose the weight. It had taken so much work to get this far, and that was nowhere.  I must admit for a brief moment I started to panic. And then I remembered this:

Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go.

So I thought about how far I had come.  The compliments.  The slightly looser clothes.  The enjoyment in exercising.  Then I thought about carrying on my modest progress for a few more weeks.  What could that mean?  Another stone off before Christmas?  Maybe another pb at parkrun?  And then I relaxed. I have a long, long way to go but by celebrating what I have achieved the journey doesn’t seem so long and painful. It seems achievable. So whoever wrote those words, thank you.  They have helped keep me on track, and am sure have motivated many others.

All the best,

Woodyrunning spoon

Motivational Quotes


It’s getting towards the end of the week.  We might have started the week full of vigour and enthusiasm but lets face it, our motivation can drain away.  So in the first of what I hope will be become a regular series here are a few of my favourite motivational quotes.

David Viscott: You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.

Jim Rohn: Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.

Marvin Phillips: The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!

Plato: The first and the best victory is to conquer self.

Vincent Lombardi: The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.

Leigh Hunt: The groundwork of all happiness is health.

Will Rogers: The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.

I hope you gain a little umph from these quotes!  Maybe you have your own mantra or favourite saying that helps you along when the going gets tough. Whatever it is, I hope it helps you to keep your motivation high.


All the best,

Woodyrunning spoon