Fitness Motivation: You Are Her Too
I wanted to share one of my quotes online the other day, so I just googled the one I needed so I could just grab it offline. I googled “I will beat her” and I was not prepared for what I saw. I saw a whole bunch of other women’s pictures with my words,
I Will Beat Her
I will train harder.
I will eat cleaner.
I know her weaknesses.
I know her strengths.
I’ve lost to her before, but not this time.
She is going down.
I have the advantage
because I know her well.
She is the old ME!
At first, I was a little annoyed by the people that didn’t give me credit, and then (after I put my pride aside and got off my “I work hard on my quotes” pity party), I realized the impact these words were making on these women.
Sure, I spend a lot of time trying to come up with motivational posts, but they are meaningless if no one is inspired or motivated by them. These women did exactly what I wanted them to do. They related, they connected with the message, and they realized that they too can “beat her”.
How often do we focus on what everyone else needs to do, instead of what we can just do better? How often do we compare ourselves to someone else when, if we were to compete with the old version of ourselves, we would have kicked that old person’s butt. We DO have the advantage. We DO know ourselves better than anybody else.
We know if keeping ice cream in the refrigerator will trip us up or not. We know if we go home between work and the gym, that we’ll be tempted to skip our workout. We know how and where we failed before, and we know what it takes for us to succeed. We know ourselves so well, there really is no excuse for us to fail. We have the knowledge we need to defeat our old self, and it’s up for us to apply that knowledge, to continue improving, getting stronger, learning from our failures and winning our own battles.
I was inspired by these people who applied these words to their own lives. I was encouraged by their drive to become the winner they know they are – and I hope you will also realize you too can “beat her”. She is You Too. 🙂
PS: I want to thank all the people that shared this quote (and others), as well as the people who may have redone the quote with their photo, but credited me. I really do appreciate it and hope it encourages more and more people. <3
Feel free to share any of my quote, use my photos, and put your blog or name on my images too (as long as you keep name/blog info on there as well. 🙂
Thanks for all you do to put these quotes together Bonnie! I find them to be truly inspirational, as are you!
Sammy @ Peace Love and Ice Cream
This is amazing!!!! And so true! Very powerful and eye opening!
-Sammy @ http://www.peaceandloveandicecream.com
I saw this quote a few months ago when you posted it on a gym bag. I fell in love and immediately ordered the bag. It is now my Crossfit bag. I want to be constantly reminded that I am getting better and better little bit by little bit. I love your quotes and your blog. Thank you.
The sentiment of your quote is powerful and resonates with all of us! I first saw the quote on Danni’s (from Biggest Loser fame) Facebook page and followed it to you and your blog, because she credited you. I am grateful that she did that because I am inspired and motivated by your posts. I think that those who do not credit you are doing a disservice to those who read it because they may never get back to your blog, but I do believe that they are deeply inspired by your words. Kudos to you for recognizing and stepping out of your pride when you saw those other quotes, and for realizing that your words are resonating with thousands of people, whether or not you got the credit every time. You are an amazing motivator and a kind and humble woman and I am glad you posted this, so that maybe more people will understand the importance of giving credit where it is due 🙂
Thanks! I was honored when I heard Danni quoted me and am so glad you found me. Thanks so much for writing and for sharing your thoughts (and such kind words). I still have a long way to go, as I try to shape both my body and my character. I am thankful for the opportunity to impact as many lives as will read and care -whether they credit me or not. They too are trying to motivate others so I know they mean well and we’re all on the same team. 🙂 And I’m touched people take the time to check in, read, share, etc. <3