Category Archives: Thoughts

Discipline > Motivation ⁣⁣

You are not always going to be motivated. ⁣⁣
You are not always going to be talented. ⁣⁣
You are not always going to know enough. ⁣⁣
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You can ALWAYS choose to be disciplined. ⁣⁣
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This is one of the biggest misconceptions I see in the health & fitness field… successful people DO NOT have more motivation, talent, or smarts. ⁣⁣
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They too have days where they don’t feel like it either. ⁣⁣
They too get tired. ⁣⁣
They too would much rather eat peanut butter cups than broccoli too. ⁣⁣
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But they have the DISCIPLINE to choose to stay on track. ⁣⁣
They have the DRIVE to keep going even when they don’t feel like it. ⁣⁣
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Tired. ⁣⁣
Uninspired. ⁣⁣
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Just. Show. Up. ⁣⁣
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P.S. Just shared a mini workout over on Instagram 💪⁣⁣ Come find me @daniellegracep

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Know what’s funny… after sharing last week that ‘hi I’m human’ and had fallen off a bit, I got so many messages from people who I hadn’t heard from in a bit to admit that they too had fallen off and needed to get back into things…⁣

It can be so easy to look at a picture on social media and not see the whole story. ⁣

You see one carefully selected snapshot from one day. ⁣
A perfectly curated photo album. ⁣

You don’t see the 20 other deleted pictures. ⁣
You don’t know how their day went. ⁣
You don’t hear how they feel about the image in front of that mirror. ⁣

I want to assure you that even if it appears like some people have it all together they most likely don’t. ⁣

Please don’t ever be afraid to ask for help. ⁣
Please don’t ever be afraid to reach out. ⁣
And please don’t ever feel alone on your journey. ⁣

It is normal to struggle. ⁣
It is normal to fall off track. ⁣
We are all human and we are all doing the best we can. ⁣
In this together. 💛

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Day ONE

Day one all over again. ☝️⁣⁣
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Today I was all ready to share with you how I started to feel myself sliding back on my journey and was ready to recommit. ⁣⁣
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Then I realized just how much I’ve screwed up… ⁣⁣
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I did that a month ago. ⁣⁣🤦‍♀️
And guess what? ⁣⁣
I didn’t quite follow through. ⁣⁣
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I started to beat myself up big time. I started to focus on all the things I haven’t been doing. ⁣⁣
My nutrition hasn’t been perfect. ⁣⁣
I haven’t been documenting my journey like I usually do (AKA progress pictures, measurements, etc..) ⁣⁣
My mindset has been slipping (hello seasonal depression & anxiety). ⁣⁣
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But then I realized something. ⁣⁣
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I was doing EXACTLY what I tell my clients not to do. ⁣⁣
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I was choosing to ignore the fact that despite all of this I’ve been continuing to show up. ⁣⁣
I’ve been continuing to eat well 80-90% of the time. ⁣⁣
I’ve been continuing to exercise daily and push myself. ⁣⁣
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And here I was focusing on the negative and stressing over things I can no longer change. ⁣⁣
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So here’s your reminder as I commit to my day one all over again too. ⁣⁣
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You always have a choice. ⁣⁣
Celebrate what you’re doing well. ⁣⁣
Acknowledge the not so great behaviors creeping in. ⁣⁣
And choose to control what you can moving forward. ⁣⁣
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One day at a time. One meal at a time. One workout at a time. ⁣⁣
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Forever a work in progress on my journey too. In this with you. ⁣👯‍♀️

What is one goal you’re working on for the end of the year?🏋🏻‍♀️

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Self Love

Did you ever realize how much your body loves you?

It’s always trying to keep you alive.
That’s all your body has to live for.

Your body is making sure you breathe while you sleep, stopping cuts from bleeding, fixing broken bones, finding ways to beat the illnesses that might get to you.

Your body literally loves you so much.
It’s time you start loving your body back.

Do you?

Forever a work in progress in learning to love my body, find gratitude for everything it does, and embrace it exactly how it is right now… not 5lbs from now.

And that’s okay.

Stop beating yourself up for having the thoughts, let them come, let them go, and then find gratitude for something your body does for you. Every single day. 💛

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BALANCE

One Halloween, I restricted my food for days so I could eat candy on Halloween. I ended up with a migraine from the sugar my body wasn’t used to any more. ⁣⁣
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One Halloween, I skipped a costume party because I was so uncomfortable in my skin, and knew I wouldn’t find anything to wear. ⁣⁣
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One Halloween, I spent the entire day dreading all the candy that would surround me. Would I be able to say no? Would I stick to my diet perfectly? The fear of food paralyzed me. ⁣⁣
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Now, I no longer restrict, place foods off limits, or deprive myself of foods I enjoy. ⁣⁣
I no longer miss out on events, parties, or outings because of the way my body looks. ⁣⁣
I no longer let food dictate my day, or cause fear, overwhelm, or take up much space in my brain. ⁣⁣
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If you struggle too, I promise you… ⁣⁣
You can find peace with your body.⁣⁣
Food will not always be the enemy.⁣⁣
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Balance is possible. ⁣⁣

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