I haven’t done a Motivation Monday posts in weeks (maybe even months)! I enjoy sharing the nuggets of motivation I find online, though, so I’m bringing the motivation back with a vengeance!

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#Motivation Monday: Momentum

“People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.”
-Tony Robbins

If you follow me on Tumblr, then you’ll know that I love quotes. I think there’s a quote out there to describe whatever it is you’re feeling at whatever point you are in your life. Whether you’re at your lowest or highest, there’s always a quote you can find that you can relate to. I actually have an app on my phone that gives me daily quotes that I read every morning to get me going.

The quote for today is motivational in a different sense. Now that I’m a senior in college I reflect back on my years at BU more and more. During my time in college, specifically my freshman year, I was in the downward spiral described in the quote. I won’t go into much detail right now, but I was stuck in a cycle of failure. Digging my way up from there was, and sometimes still is, one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do.

I’ve been extremely lucky, though. I have my family, my friends, teammates, and coaches to support me. I’ve always been one to keep my private life private, so most of those people have no idea how much they’ve helped and affected me, but I’ll always appreciate them for it. (For those that may be reading this right now, thank you!)

Now I’m finding more and more that my momentum has shifted upwards, and I am giving it my all to keep it that way. I guess the point of this is just to let you know that things may go wrong and you may seem to be stuck in a downward cycle, but there’s always hope for you to turn things around and work your way back up. I promise.

Have a good Monday, everyone! Good luck!
❤ Gemma

#Motivation Monday Training Overrides Our “Can’t”

“That’s what our training is for, we practice not panicking, we practice breathing, we practice looking directly at the thing that scares us until we stop flinching, we practice overriding our Can’t.”
-Kristin Armstrong

A quote to get my week going. Something to remember when attacking those hard workouts – it’s all in preparation for the time when all you can rely on is your training and instincts.

#MotivationMonday And Then Things Got Real

As powerful as our legs are, as magnificent as our lungs and arms and muscles are, nothing matters more than the mind.
—Scott Jurek, Eat & Run

So classes started last week.  After the first day I wondered why I ever complained about being bored and having nothing to do.  Suddenly my days were packed with reading, studying, and basically trying to stay on track and organized.  But that’s school for you.

I talked to my coach and started easing into some workouts.  It was just some easy biking, warming up, and feeling around in the weight room.  I was a little sore, but in that way that makes you feel good about yourself.  Or at least, it made me feel good about myself.  This week should bring a real step into more substantial workouts, which I’m looking forward to.

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