We all have days where we just don’t feel like doing anything.
It’s raining out, you didn’t get enough sleep, it’s cold, you’re hungry, you had a crappy day at work, your wife cheated on you, your boyfriend dumped you, your dog ate your homework, whatever. It’s these moments when we just want to curl up on the couch, play video games, and feel sorry for ourselves.
However – and I know this isn’t a surprise to you – these are the moments when its MOST IMPORTANT to stay on target: to stay consistent, to keep training, and to keep pushing. If you let yourself off the hook every time you have a bad day, you’ll train yourself to believe it’s okay to give up any time you meet resistance.
Here at Nerd Fitness, we don’t put up with that crap!
Now, as we’ve learned from Captain America, I can’t provide you with the motivation to want to make changes in your life – that has to come from within you. YOU have to decide that exercising and eating healthy will be a priority in your life.
However, once you’re committed to making a change, I can help make sure you STAY motivated and inspired. I hope today’s article can become a “well of inspiration” for you to draw from anytime you need a tiny nudge to get off your ass and exercise.
Feel free to come back here whenever you don’t feel like going to the gym, when you want to hit the SNOOZE button instead of getting up early, when you want to give up halfway through your run, or when you really just don’t feel like doing anything.
Remember, anything is better than nothing.
Here are my favorite inspirational movies, quotes, articles and songs.
Videos that I can’t embed:
“Get busy living, or get busy dying.” –The Shawshank Redemption
“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” -The Shawshank Redemption“
“Appearance is a consequence of fitness.” -Mark Twight
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” -Fellowship of the Ring
“As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself.” -Adelle Davis
“Do or do not, there is no try.” –The Empire Strikes Back
“What we do in life echoes in eternity.” – Gladiator
“When I hear somebody sigh, “Life is hard”, I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’ -Sydney J. Harris
“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.” –William Shakespeare
“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.” -Theodore Roosevelt
“Obstacles are those frightening things that become visible when we take our eyes off our goals.” -Henry Ford
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” -Walt Disney
“Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.” -Friday Night Lights
Most of these articles come from the Nerd Fitness archives, but I know there are some awesome inspirational articles around the net that I’m missing out on, so make sure you add your suggestions in the comments.
- How to Live a Life Worth Living
- Of Course You Can
- How to Deal With Life when Sh** Happens
- If, By Rudyard Kipling
- Chemical Brothers – Block Rockin’ Beats
- Eminem – Til I Collapse
- Eminem – Not Afraid
- Europe – The Final Countdown
- Fort Minor – Remember the Name
- Jay-Z – Run this Town
- Kanye West – Stronger
- Kanye West – All of the Lights
- Metallica – Enter Sandman
- Moby – Extreme Ways
- My Chemical Romance – Famous Last Words
- Ozzie Osbourne – Crazy Train
- Puff Daddy – Victory
- Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
- 30 Seconds to Mars – This is War
- John Williams – Duel of the Fates
I know this list is WOEFULLY incomplete, which is why I need your help!
These are all of the inspirational songs, quotes, and short videos that I could come up with: In the comments, leave YOUR favorite inspirational things and I will add them to the post and turn this into a great resource:
- What articles make you want to work out immediately after reading them?
- What quotes do have you hanging on your wall to keep you motivated?
- What movie clips or youtube videos make you want to move mountains after watching them?
- What songs make you want to wrestle bears and punch holes in the wall?
Help out your fellow rebels and share your favorite articles, pictures, quotes, videos, and songs!
For the rebellion,