Friday, October 10, 2008

Quotable Friday!

I felt a little under-the-weather last night, so I decided to try my rainy-day alternate workout. I popped in a walking workout DVD. "Wow," I thought to myself. "This seems kind of easy. I guess I have developed some endurance." I did break a sweat, and I enjoyed going for a full 60 minutes and felt a little fatigue on the strength training portion. But overall, it seemed pretty easily done. That was a really good feeling.

So today's theme? Endurance. Seems rather timely in a general way, too.

"Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory."
- William Barclay

"Endurance is patience concentrated."
- Thomas Carlyle

"Life is an error-making and an error-correcting process, and nature in marking man's papers will grade him for wisdom as measured both by survival and by the quality of life of those who survive."
- Jonas Salk

"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome."
- Booker T. Washington

Wishing everyone great success as we endure the coming week!

"Hot for the Holidays" challenge update: I lost another pound between Tuesday and today, so down 3 for the HFH challenge. I'm hoping it will be "Halfway for the Holidays" for me, since I'm 11 pounds away from my halfway-to-goal point. And in another 25 pounds, I will shed the "obese" BMI label! Yippee!


Christie O. said...

congrats to you on the loss!! that's awesome!! endurance is a good one. i will remember that as i'm running this afternoon and i really want to stop. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Pubsgal, thanks for visiting my blog! I love your quotes, too. I know I visited you once before at least and left a message encouraging to keep on. I think its great that you are really working on managing your diabetes through weight loss and diet. That was one of my biggest motivating factors in starting to lose weight--my dad is a diabetic, and my blood sugar was starting to creep up.

Keep on keeping on!

MizFit said...

oooh I like the patience concentrated.

love the quote and for somereason the visual which immediately popped to mind (the concentrated OJ of my youth :)) is a motivating concise one.

happy weekend!!