Inspiration.

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    Oct 02, 2008 8:07 AM GMT
    What inspires you? What gives you that extra push to achieve more then you thought you could? Music? A quote? A person?
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    Oct 02, 2008 8:32 AM GMT
    total and utter irritating with my self because I never do anything good enough and I get sick of it...

    Well that and Muffin
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    Oct 02, 2008 1:55 PM GMT
    An irrational fear of failure bordering on the psychotic.

    And chocolate.
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    Oct 02, 2008 4:14 PM GMT
    Freakyninjamonkey saidWhat inspires you? What gives you that extra push to achieve more then you thought you could? Music? A quote? A person?



    Me
    yeah some of the above may remind me I am capable of more, but it is you that makes the difference in your life.
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    Oct 02, 2008 4:46 PM GMT
    Staring at BodyWork4's pictures give me inspiration...to do what I'll never tell! icon_twisted.gif
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    Oct 02, 2008 4:57 PM GMT
    Ghen saidAn irrational fear of failure bordering on the psychotic.

    And chocolate.


    And chocolate -- LOL!!! Love it! (being a reformed chocoholic myself).

    And also not so much fearing failure, as wanting the unexpected success. I've faced many obstacles, which are mounting now later in life with a laundry list of disabilities.

    I want to succeed when I was supposed to fail, to triumph when I was supposed to be humiliated. It's an American trait, I think, that we applaud the loudest, and value the greatest: those who accomplish the unpredicted, even the impossible.

    So my inspiration is the expectation of defeat.
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    Oct 02, 2008 5:01 PM GMT

    This thread subject has been probed on RealJock....to death!
    But to answer your question, what inspires me is the desire to not be the creepy guy at the gay bar who is totally awesome inside, but is invisible to everyone because he has belly fat and/or scrawny arms.
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    Oct 02, 2008 5:02 PM GMT
    seeing fat people eat, lol, i know, im a horrible human being
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    Oct 02, 2008 5:05 PM GMT
    rowerboy saidseeing fat people eat, lol, i know, im a horrible human being


    Not at all! Do you know how many people think the same thing but will not say it??? It's TOTALLY true!!! I'm the same way ESPECIALLY because I was on the 'heavier' side and if I can bust my ass then they can too!!!
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    Oct 02, 2008 5:09 PM GMT
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    Oct 02, 2008 5:11 PM GMT
    Affirmation, but not attention. I like some feedback/affirmation of my deeds, but please don't announce my name in front of a bunch of people.

    I've made some great strides professionally and personally the last couple years. Helping improve the consciousness and health (physical and emotional) of my community is one thing I am striving for.

    Things I've done/want to do that inspire me to keep going:

    1) My events are non-smoking (most people are used to this, but in NV everywhere allows smoking). Now ALL our events are non-smoking.

    2) I am working towards a "no plastic" formula. I found cups that look like plastic but are made of corn and decompose/compost in 45-60 days. This is becoming my standard, even though I usually have to pay for the difference out of my own pocket between plastic cups and compostable ones

    3) I eventually want to do a paper-free promotional method...or I just thought it would be pretty awesome if on the back of my handbills it's blank so people can use it as scratch paper.

    4) I am wanting to start a nutrition counseling side of my career once I get finished with my dietetics degree. Two community-minded volunteer projects I want to start are nutrition "seminars" for kids in elementary schools and helping get proper nutrition for people with HIV in my town.


    that's what comes to mind....Reno is coming along but it still has a ways to go.


  • OptimusMatt

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    Oct 02, 2008 5:18 PM GMT
    I have too many thoughts in my head. They range from the esoteric to particle physics. I have so many ideas that some days it hurts. I look around at the world, while the storm rages in my mind, and I wonder if this is really it. White picket fences, the constant search for the 'perfect' boyfriend, the constant belittling from the fitness nazis - its almost too much.

    Luckily the panic attacks have stopped.

    Basically, what inspires me is the bland life I face if I DON'T work towards my goals. White picket fences and marriage are definitely on my list of 'boring as fuck'.
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    Oct 02, 2008 5:18 PM GMT
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    HAHAHAHAHA!! A good burger is a terrible thing to waste!!!!
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    Oct 02, 2008 5:49 PM GMT
    Money, the respect of my loved ones, and the adoration of everyone else. And money.
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    Oct 02, 2008 5:51 PM GMT
    zdrew saidMoney, the respect of my loved ones, and the adoration of everyone else. And money.



    You'll have a great career as a stripper icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 02, 2008 5:54 PM GMT
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    zdrew saidMoney, the respect of my loved ones, and the adoration of everyone else. And money.


    You'll have a great career as a stripper icon_wink.gif


    Well, StripperRocco DID offer to um, 'work' with me if I ever came out to visit him...
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    Oct 02, 2008 5:58 PM GMT
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    zdrew saidMoney, the respect of my loved ones, and the adoration of everyone else. And money.


    You'll have a great career as a stripper icon_wink.gif


    Well, StripperRocco DID offer to um, 'work' with me if I ever came out to visit him...



    This might be a good reason for me to break open my piggy bank icon_biggrin.gif
  • EricLA

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    Oct 02, 2008 6:00 PM GMT
    Lately it's been the progress I've made. In two years, working out two to three times a week, I've managed to come as far as I have. So, I obviously want to keep it up. I've managed to push past a plateau, so I'm feeling confident I can start targeting certain areas like my abs to get them where I'd like them to be. I've never had specific goals around my body, but I am starting to get more specific about my approach.
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    Oct 02, 2008 6:00 PM GMT
    In my show, everyone works out all the time, so you kindof feel like a slacker if you take more than one or two days off. So basically, the competition inspires me. Seeing other people's results makes me want them for myself.

    ~Alex
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    Oct 02, 2008 6:29 PM GMT
    Meh a lot of things inspire me, the complexity and simplicity of nature, the mind and the body. Also could come from a person I know, feelings, the universe and space and music.
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    Oct 02, 2008 6:41 PM GMT
    The three primary things that are the biggest inspirations to me (when it comes to my own tasks or skills)
    1. The accomplishments of others that were made in spite of being a relentless struggle against hardships.
    2. Bettering any accomplishment I've previously made regardless of the size of that accomplishment. Very small steps are better than standing still.
    3. Anyone doing works of kindness, beauty, or compassion without expectation of validation, remuneration or thanks. Out of sheer joy of it.
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    Oct 05, 2008 7:42 AM GMT

    The picture of an Aston Martin taped to the inside of my Biochemistry book helps me get through medical school.


    ....and world peace.
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    Oct 05, 2008 7:57 AM GMT
    wow this really got me thinking! Kudos!

    I'd say my top three inspirations in life are (don't laugh):

    1. the Virgin Mary
    2. my parents
    3.the song "Not Now, But Soon" by Imogen Heap

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    Fitness-wise (again no laughing!)

    ....the Aussiebum models and the Made in Brazil blog icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 14, 2008 3:18 AM GMT
    Working with, participating and coaching sports and hanging with younger people in their teens and twenties has inspired me tremendously. Their open-mindedness, vitality, different way of looking at life, startling knowledge and aptitude with computers and "gadgets", and the hipness of many of today's youth I find very refreshing and inspiring. There is much hope for the future in today's younger folks.

    Also, I have two sons in college and I think I have learned more about life...and grown in my self-awareness...from raising them than anything.
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    Oct 14, 2008 3:31 AM GMT
    well, what keeps me from going crazy/breaking down and finally having corrective surgeries is thinking that the last thing my mother needs while going through chemo is a kid that has to learn how to walk again... and i kind of take pride in the fact that noone can tell when i'm in pain anymore... the joys of the gym...icon_confused.gif