Yesterday, I didn't reach my goal of finishing the LA marathon due to knee injury. At mile 15, I decided using my legs and knees and the ability to walk was more important the the medal at the finish line. Thank you to everyone that supported me in my crazy attempt. Of course, with the luck that I have, my phone broke at the stadium and I was unable to keep everyone updated throughout the race. My amazing friend @foiegracie
sent this to me today and it could not be more appropriate and fitting for the many things that have made this past week (or month) pretty rough. I have picked myself up and will keep fighting with my head held high to reach my goals in running, fitness, life and work. Thank you again to all who sent their support. Next year, I WILL get my medal. 🏃♀️💪🏋️♀️🏅👩🍳❤ #girlboss #nevergiveup #pickyourselfup #keepgoing
“There are people less qualified than you doing the things you want to do simply because they decide to believe in themselves.”
You find out life is this game of inches. And the margin for error is so small -- I mean one-half a step too late, or too early, and you don’t quite make it. One-half second too slow, too fast, you don’t quite catch it.
The inches we need are everywhere around us.
They’re in every break of the game, every minute, every second.
On this team, we fight for that inch. On this team, we tear ourselves and everyone else around us to pieces for that inch. We claw with our fingernails for that inch, because we know when we add up all those inches that’s gonna make the fucking difference between winning and losing! Between living and dying!
I’ll tell you this: In any fight, it’s the guy who’s willing to die who’s gonna win that inch. And I know if I’m gonna have any life anymore, it’s because I’m still willing to fight and die for that inch.
Now I can’t make you do it. You've got to look at the guy/gal in the mirror. Look into his eyes! Now I think you’re gonna see a guy who will go that inch with you. You're gonna see a guy who will sacrifice himself for you because he knows, when it comes down to it, you’re gonna do the same for him!
You are in hell right now. And you can stay there -- get the shit kicked out of you -- or you can fight your way back into the light. You can climb out of hell, inch by inch, play by play.
Now, what are you gonna do?
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Keep fighting my darlings. Know that I will always fight beside you. Always reach out to me if you need a hand.
As we grow Life throws constant challenges our way both personal and professional. The crazy part is they effect each other equally. A strong happy mind is a healthy one. I’ve always been one to want to live my life the “right” way. But as I take a step back, who determines what’s “right” and what’s “wrong”? The one thing I’ve learned most about this crazy rollercoaster ride of a life is change is important to be able to grow. If you’re not willing to take a risk or give up on something you will NEVER be able to grow. Just because something worked at one point doesn’t mean it works now. Staying in something because it’s easy becomes only that, easy! To grow personally and professionally I’ve had to step outside of that easy place. Don’t get me wrong I have my moments where I find myself resorting back to that place, but then I’ve realized that I’m stronger than I think. If I don’t push myself no one will. I choose to step out of my comfort Zone, I choose not to be insane. The only way from here is up and that’s where I’m going. #watchmework
Last week was a tough one for me both mentally and physically. I had an internal battle going on and it manifested physically as well. I found myself struggling not only in the gym but in my own mind. My head was full of doubt and I felt inadequate. We have to remind ourselves that we are only human and not perfect. We are all going to have bad days, weeks, and even months sometimes. One thing we must never do is give up on ourselves. If we don’t believe in ourselves who will?! Be your biggest cheerleader and remember we are all badasses in training!!! #believeinyourself #baddayshappen #betterdaysarecoming #selflove #badassintraining #pickyourselfup #whatdoesntkillyouwillmakeyoustronger
“You are enough” 🖤
Don’t let anyone tell you different , don’t change yourself just change everything around you and you’ll shine through dark days 🖤
Monday Blues?! - today I am having massive Monday blues. I spent the past few days with some of the closest people in my life and all we did was LAUGH 👭 As I went away for a few days it was an escape from ‘reality’ and I had a smile on my face the whole time 💗 Today was ‘back to reality’ and back to work 😩 Normally I start the week feeling so positive but today is a bit of a ‘flat day’ - which whilst typing this out I am saying to myself that it is OK. It is so normal to have days like today. - I have decided tonight to go and do a food shop (sound weird?!) well I find it quite satisfying when doing a food shop and buying some good food 🤭 I can then get home, cook a nice dinner full of lots of nutrients and have an early night to catch up on a lot of lost sleep! 💤 So today’s message...BE KIND to yourself, accept that you are going to have bad days...just try and do things for YOU to help pick yourself up 👊🏼
It’s like this is all about mentality.
You’re going to fail and that’s okay. You’re human.
B U T what are you going to do after that? How will you deal with it?
That’s what sets you apart.
R E T R E A T
I’m trying to avoid the fact that I’m trying to avoid life right now.
It’s when things are tough or uncertain where I feel most unstable. When there is no plan and I just have to wait. When I disagree about the outcome of life and determine it’s unfair and can’t move past it.
I forget to remember God’s with me in those times too. I forget to think about His hand in all of the mess and bullshit.
There is purpose.
There will be resolution.
Not in my own time, but His.
It’s my responsibility to catch myself when I’m going through life like this.
Remember what I can control.
#trust #payattention #selfawareness #pickyourselfup #dolove #justdolove
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So i have been awol the last while basically I'm not sharing me eating and drinking all round me! It was my birthday so I was a wuss and skipped group and this week I'm gonna pay for it . . . . Havnt been syning especially last night! Bit of a blur but hey i had a great time and this just shows there will always be ups and downs. The trick is to get back up as soon as possible 🤞 #longpost #offplan #notsoslimmingworld #swireland #keepgoing #pickyourselfup
🔥Setbacks are a part of life and a part of business.
It’s how fast you get over them that determines whether you’re gonna be happy.
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Do you ever just feel DONE?!? That’s the way I’ve been feeling this month. I’ve let words and actions take me down. Now, I’ve got to figure out how to pick myself back up.
Finally back to the gym after 2.5 weeks off due to my knee, and Achilles tendon acting up again, and a bad wound on my foot that made it impossible for me to wear running shoes. Which increased my depression big time. Today I feel the best I have in months. Hopefully the 7months depression span is turning around. #andreaisstrongerthanyesterday