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Monday Motivation: What Doesn't Kill You Really Does Make You Stronger


When you're on the road to health, it can be easy to let obstacles get you down and feel as though nothing you do ever makes a difference. I guess I've been experiencing a little of that myself lately, so when I saw this pin that said, "I can't tell if it's killing me or making me stronger," I thought it'd be perfect for today's Motivation Monday!

I don't think diet and exercise are literally killing me, but I don't think I'm alone (at least I hope not) when I say that sometimes I wonder what the point is. It's nice to see results fast, and it's disheartening when you feel your progress has stalled. When that happens, I try to remember that being healthy is the end goal, even if I'm frustrated with the pace at which I'm moving. But, because I needed a reminder this morning, I rounded up some of my favorite tweets from our readers for today's success Monday to inspire me to keep plugging along:

Inacamba: @Shape_Magazine I was unable to run 1 mile this time last year. This weekend I ran 11 miles at a 9 minute pace & ran 5K at 24:45. #success

Kewwwey: @Shape_Magazine As of this morning I have lost 30.4 lbs in about 4 months! Now on to my next goal!! #success

Muscleupmom: @Shape_Magazine #Success is making it to 37 weeks pregnant without missing one workout! 5 or 6x per week of exercising my entire pregnancy!

Joiedv: @Shape_Magazine training for a 15K & ran 7 miles in 68:22 on Sat—1st time to ever run that far! Cant wait to go even further :) #Success

What's your healthy inspiration? How do you remind yourself that what doesn't kill you just makes you stronger? Tweet your healthy accomplishment @shape_magazine with the hashtag #success all day today for a chance at a retweet!




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