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Postby az81 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:18 pm

Canadian rock band 'Rush' has long been a source of motivation and inspiration for me. Their drummer - Neil Peart - is also their lyricist, and always has some thought provoking wisdom to offer.

I tried to use the image below in my signature, but it is a little too large. These are a few segments of lyrics that I always enjoy :)


The song 'Marathon' is also a good one for exercise motivation!

It's not how fast you can go, the force goes into the flow
If you pick up the beat, you can forget about the heat
More than just survival, more than just a flash
More than just a dotted line, more than just a dash

It's a test of ultimate will, the heartbreak climb uphill
Got to pick up the pace, if you want to stay in the race
More than just blind ambition, more than just simple greed
More than just a finish line, must feed this burning need
In the long run...

From first to last, the peak is never passed
Something always fires the light that gets in your eyes
One moment's high, and glory rolls on by
Like a streak of lightning, that flashes and fades in the summer sky

Your meters may overload, you can rest at the side of the road
You can miss a stride, but nobody gets a free ride

More than high performance, more than just a spark
More than just the bottom line, or a lucky shot in the dark
In the long run...

You can do a lot in a lifetime, if you don't burn out too fast
You can make the most of the distance, first you need endurance
First you've got to last...



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Re: Rush

Postby Blitz » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:00 am

Music is a great way to motivate yourself during exercise.
Particularly using certain songs as "mantras" during weight loss is very helpful.

For myself, David Bowie (huge long standing fan) and the Angels were (and are) very inspirational.

Bowie's "Heroes" with the line...'we can be heroes...just for one day' would lift me to stagger on when I thought I could walk/run any further.
His beautiful song Everyone Says Hi, is a slow song about regret and past loss. I used it to process the past and change the future.
The Angels' song Take a Long Line with the lead singer starting the song with the words 'this is it folks - over the top!'...helped me literally over many a steep hill and the driving beat of the song would make me increase my running steps and give me new drive.
The Angels' 'Eat City' speaks for itself! In the song is the refrain 'oh no...cookie!'; something that I would recite whenever biscuits would cross my path.

There were many more songs by them and other artists that were very much a part of my weight loss journey.
Thoroughly recommend using this method to motivate you to success.

Good work! 8)

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