Exercise Inspirations + Thankful Thursday

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So it is a special someone’s birthday today…..my lovely younger sister!!

left-me, right-her--best friends forever

We ran the St. George marathon together in 2009, and it is one of my favorite memories! Happy birthday to her (and that means we all get an extra piece of chocolate or piece of cake or a cookie in honor of her! 😉 SO thanks for being born, Caroline!)


In other not-so-wordy news, I have seen some great exercise inspirations lately (and added some of my own), so here you go. Refer to this post when you’re in need of an extra boost to get out the door and into your workouts!

Exercise Inspirations

1. In lieu of Tuesday’s NEW answer (and my crazy love for BodyPUMP and lifting in general):


2. Never ever give up your fitness or health goals. No matter what–YOU can make it. Even if it comes over time.

Keep going!

3. Getting started is the hardest part sometimes….

no one is perfect, just get out there!

4. Being fit can help out in other areas too.

Totally agree.

{first 4 photo credits found on strongisthenewskinny facebook page}

5. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” –Henry Ford

6. “Your legs are not giving out. Your head is giving out. Keep going.” –Jillian (ahem, mind over muscle!)

7. “If you feel like you don’t need a rest day, then you’re not working hard enough the other 6 days.” —Annette (me)– (via a professor who said it in more scientific terms 😉 )

8. FIT > Skinny (see this FIT post)

9. “Just Do It.”  —Nike

10. Muscle mass takes up less space than fat mass does…and burns more calories per pound. Make that 1 hour in the gym worth the other 23 hours you can’t be in the gym. — Annette (me)


Thankful Thursday

  • I am thankful it is my sister’s birthday!! I LOVE birthdays. I can’t wait to shower her with messages via every possible electronic way!! (she doesn’t live near me)
  • I am grateful for my body :)
  • I am thankful for changing colors during Fall–it makes for pretty landscapes!

What are some of YOUR favorite quotes or exercise inspirations?? What are YOU thankful for today??

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  1. caroline says:

    p.s. I left a comment yesterday but I guess it didn’t show up?
    Yesterday I said I was grateful for sisters that make birthdays special and I am grateful that calories don’t count on your birthday!

    whoa that visual of the fat compared to the muscle is awesome/gross/intriguing all at the same time.

    Thanks for the shout out for my birthday! =)


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