If you think you are beaten

you are

If you think you dare not

you don’t

If you like to win, but think you can’t

It is most certain

you won’t

If you think you’ll lose

you’re lost

For out in the world we find

Success begins with a fellows will –

Its all in the state of mind

If you think you are outclassed

you are

You’ve got to think high to rise

You’ve got to be sure of yourself

before you ever win a prize

Life’s battles don’t always go

To the stronger or faster man

But soon or late, the man who wins

Is the man who thinks

he can


I bargained with life for a penny

And life would pay no more

however I begged at evening

When I counted my scanty score

For life is just an employer

He gives you what you ask

But once you have set the wages

Why, you must bear the task

I worked for a menial’s hire

Only to learn, dismayed

That any wage I had asked of life

Life would have willingly paid

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  1. I love ur blog. u look amazing. do you mind if i ask what your stats are? i’m just curious as i am getting into weightlifting a bit more recnetly and would like to be trim and lean as well.
    whats yoru weight and height and maxes for bench, deadlift, squat, snatch, clean and overhead push press or jerk? I am working on all of these and want a goal to reach toward. thank you

    • Hey Annie,
      I am 5’5, 127lbs
      Haven’t tested my true 1RMs for awhile, so here is what I currently lift.

      Squat 180×6 135×20
      Dead 225×2 220×6
      Clean 130
      Strict Press 80×5
      Push Press 125×3

      I would aim for
      Squat 1.5 bodyweight
      Dead 2.0 bodyweight
      Bench or Press .75 bodyweight