Happy MONDAY! TGIM! QUOTE OF THE DAY: Don’t become discouraged when things get hard or are taking longer than you thought to make happen. Most of the time it’s the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. Believe in yourself, embrace discomfort, crush your goals and be happy! ~Camp Gladiator Trainer Tanner Smith THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: It has been so hot out lately and I am longing for some cooler temperatures. Is anyone with me? The other day I didn’t even feel like going on a run. I was a little tired and it was so hot out. But I went out anyway. I heard one time that no matter how slow you are running you are still lapping everyone sitting on the couch. Ha. That was my mantra that slow afternoon. It’s hot and I can’t wait for fall temperatures to come. Here in Texas that might not happen until maybe November if we are lucky. But we still are here and in my early morning workouts, I do get a little relief. We are still alive and so we might as well celebrate the miracle of our existence. We can be thankful for another Monday. Don’t take today for granted. Say to yourself, today is a gift that I cherish. Be thankful always and go have a great day! AFFIRMATIONS OF THE DAY: 1) Today is a gift that I cherish 2) I experience gratitude for everything I have in my life. 3) I am so grateful for supportive friends and a loving family Share the Matt’s Motivational Monday love: 1) Support Matt’s Motivational Monday here 2) Or share this with a friend who might need some motivation or encouragement this day!