The Best Advice

I am often asked for nutrition, diet and running advice. I take it very seriously when someone asks my advice.  I know that the times in the past when I’ve asked others for advice I was really anxious for help. I started to think about the best advice that I’ve ever been given on this. I truly believe the best advice is not given with words, but shown by example. I heartily believe in leading by example and my favorite blogs are the ones by women and men who live a healthy, balanced life and don’t feel the need to apologize for or justify what they do.

I am still in the process of becoming an Intuitive Eater, so my choices are not always the best, but I do strive to live a balanced life – whatever that means for me. I am aiming for progress, not perfection and think I am making progress everyday. I try to lead by example 🙂 But, since my BFF has been asking for advice I’ve been very philosophical about quotes. Caitlin actually posted about quotes this morning and I started thinking about my favorite quotes! Then, I came across this one today on Twitter:

GreatestQuotes“Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you.” – Rob Gilbert

It’s funny how sometimes you come across exactly what you need to hear at just the right time! This is very motivating to me right now. I am trying my hardest to conquer my bad habit of tired/emotional/bored eating. This is just the mantra I need to repeat to myself when I am in that situation.

Question: Do you have a quote you tell yourself when you need motivation or have a problem?

Me: I’m going with the one above for now! But I also have a running quote I sometimes tell myself on long runs…

“All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you’re not good enough or strong enough or talented enough. They will say you’re the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this. They will tell you No, a thousand times no, until all the no’s become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly. And you will tell them Yes

Now I need a good life in general quote! The search continues…

Lunch was boring! I really need to switch it up. But, after dinner when I make my sammie my sweet tooth is alert and all I want is something sweet so I end up making a sweet sandwich = PB&J. I’ve been thinking about eating a half a PB&J for a snack so I can enjoy more savory and filling food for lunch. IMG_0993I am now snacking on some pretzels because I feel hungry and I just ate lunch! IMG_0995I definitely need to pack something different for the rest of the week! I promise I am going to have something besides PB&J for the rest of the week!

In other exciting news I am taking 2 courses toward  a Nutrition for Optimal Health and Wellness Certificate! They begin tomorrow! Yeah!

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8 Responses

  1. heh. i have a 41 page word document of quotes 🙂

    congrats on taking those courses. what are you planning on doing with the certificate?

  2. I’ve been thinking about returning to school for a major in Nutrition, good luck with your certifiacte courses, whi are you going through?

  3. I’m going back to school too! I’m struggling with what I want to do. I’m not sure if I want to pursue personal training or nutrition. Good luck!

  4. often i say “it could be worse” or “this too will pass.”

  5. Oh fun, what are you going to do with the certificate? I didn’t know snyder’s made organic pretzels!!

    My little “mantra” if you will, is basically “whatever happens, happens” or “if it’s meant to be it will be”. I guess those both show how pro-active I am when it comes to life (sarcasm). I like the quote you put up from great quotes, that’s really once to live by.

  6. I have a few quotes I like.

    For Running: You can either throw in the towel or use it to wipe the sweat off your face. -Gatorade Ad

    For Weight loss: Being overweight is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining weight is hard. Choose your hard. -My friend Ren

    I also like: When you get a flat tire do you slash the other 3?

  7. I’m working on Intuitive Eating as well, and it is certainly a challenge. I have a few mantra’s that I repeat to myself in different situations. When I’m stressed out and I immediately go for food to distract myself or make myself feel better (which only works temporarily), I just tell myself, “Eat to live, don’t live to eat”. It has really helped!
    When I’m out on a run and my legs are dead or my mind is playing tricks on me and telling me that I need to stop, or I’m just complaining and moaning about how tired I am (which happens mainly on my long runs), I have started to tell myself that I am so thankful for my legs and what they allow me to do. I am thankful that they let me run whenever I want, because some people don’t have that option. I just thank my body for being strong and it really pulls me out of my pity party.
    Have a beautiful evening!
    Dayna

  8. I bring a half PB & J for a snack so I can have a ginormous salad for lunch. It is the best of both worlds for me. I get a little comfort for snack and belly satisfaction for lunch.

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