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The Winner Of The Health, Fitness, and Friendly Nutrition Quotes!

By August 28, 2009 3 Comments


Wow!  What a response to the request to share your favorite friendly quotes with everyone!  Click this link to read all of the quotes and feel free to add your own! Can you see how powerful this community is when everyone participates?  I posted some of my favorite quotes and got about 300 plus positive friendly quotes back from all of you.

Thanks so much for participating and being part of our community!  Keep up the great work!

I would highly recommend you read through them all again and find the ones that really touch you.  Either print them out or grab some index cards and write the quotes and post them around your house, your refrigerator, in your wallet, in your car, in your bathroom, and in your gym bag.

This contest was virtually impossible to pick just one winner.  You are all winners who participated.  (I know that sounds very corny)  After reading and rereading all of them, I couldn’t pick just one, so I picked three and will explain why I did.  I also included many more that I really loved!  If you are one of the top three, you will be receiving an email from me to set up a phone coaching session!


Cindy who wrote:

“You give up on what you need to be doing because you forget that you’re worth it. This is why most people aren’t leading exemplary lives… You have to believe in yourself so much that you’re willing to do what’s uncomfortable, time-consuming, inconvenient, and on occasion seemingly impossible. When you don’t believe in yourself this much, pretend.”

-Victoria Moran in her book, Fat Broke & Lonely No More

I chose this one because so many people give up on life and on themselves, which is one of the saddest things I see.  We only have one life to live on earth and to live in a state of existence rather than creating the life that you want is very hard to see someone go through.  The ones who transform their bodies have the ah ha moment that they are so special and worth it, that they deserve to put their body through temporary pain and sacrifice to once again begin living!

success2Elisabet Papadopoulos submitted the next one:

“The difference between great people and everyone else is that
great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is
created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes
them next. The difference between the two is the difference
between living fully and just existing.”
– Michael E. Gerber

Michael Gerber is one of my favorite authors and this is somewhat similar to the first quote.  In order to get what you want in your life you have to pursue it with reckless abandonment.  If you are looking to create a physical transformation, you have to create many new habits that will cause change.  You aren’t going to wake up one morning with a tones stomach, shapely shoulders, and lean legs, without hard work and determination.

Bootz submitted the final one:

Those that have abandoned their dreams, will discourage yours; give them a hug they need it.~ aristotle…i think? yes, i know I added the hug part:)

This goes back to the choose who you hang out with wisely montra.  One of my most popular presentations I give to groups and businesses is called “Do Your Friends Make You Fat?”  It is amazing how friends have such a role in success or failure of another person’s goals and dreams.  At the end of this quote I would add, give them a hug, love on them, and then walk away and find someone else who is going 100% for their dreams.  If you don’t do this, chances are you will soon lose your dreams as well.  Remember, it is easier to pull a person down than pull a person up!

Here are some more quotes that really hit me hard!

“The habit is the problem. All you need to do it be conscious about your choices and responsible for your actions.”

“Instead of eating that package of Soft Batch cookies, why don’t you just glue it to your butt? That’s where its going anyways!”

success4“The reason most people fail instead of succeed is because they sacrifice what they want most for what they want at the moment”

Watch your thoughts, they become words
Watch your words, they become actions
Watch your actions, they become habits
Watch your habits, they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes…your destiny.

“And the day came . . . when the desire to remain the same, was more painful than the risk . . . to grow.” -Anaïs Nin

Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out. ~ Robert Collier

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” -Carl Bard

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
-Norman Vincent Peale

“Eat to Live, Don’t Live to Eat.”

You can’t out-train a bad diet!

“The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.” – John Wooden

“It didn’t get this way overnight and it’s not going to get better in a day”.

success1There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. – Aldous Huxley

Worrying is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.

Good habits are hard to make but easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to make but hard to live with.

I take the ninja approach to weight loss. If you lose a lot of weight quickly it’ll gang up and catch back up with you. But if you sneak away slowly, by the time it realizes you’re gone it can’t find you anymore.

If you don’t commit to working hard, you might as well take a warm bath-From my dad,Pat Peppler

-Your life is created from the inside out, weight loss is not a cure for life.

-It is not possible to be overweight unless you adopt a lifestyle to sustain it-the decision is yours.

-You can not change that which you do not acknowledge.

The worst 4-letter swear word in the english dictionary; CAN’T

Those who fail view fitness as Wishful SHRINKING…those who succeed view fitness as a way of THINKING. . .
~Me 🙂