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Valerie Bertinelli Quotes

Valerie Anne Bertinelli

Valerie Bertinelli quotes: on losing weight, having faith, finding balance and more.

“If you put your mind to something, you can do it.  Just do it.  You are worth it.”

“Leap… and the net will follow.”

“The great thing about making mistakes is that when you acknowledge them, you have a chance to learn from them so you don’t make them again.  Mistakes are there to be helpful.”

“Your life revolves around yourself.”

“We all have our painful pasts we have to get through.”

Happiness is not something ready made.  It comes from your own actions.  Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

“Happiness is a choice.  You can choose to be happy.  There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not.  When faced with the choice, choose happy.”

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”

“When you’re busy blocking out difficult emotions and feelings, you’re not going to feel the good stuff, either.”

“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself.  For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.”

“You’re only as sick as your secrets.”

“I don’t care as much about what people think of me.  I’ve learned through the years that what they think of me has nothing to do with me; it has to do with who they are, what they’re going through, good and bad.  I can be a reflection of whatever’s going on in someone else’s life just because I happen to be in the public eye.  I’ve gotten better at not being hurt by people who don’t like me.  I try to balance doing the best that I can do and connecting with people on a personal and authentic level.”

“You can’t make everybody like you—that is scientifically impossible—but you can connect with people who need to hear your story, and my hope is I can connect with someone who needs to hear my story.  More than ever we need to treat ourselves with kindness.  It starts with ourselves.”

“Honesty is very sexy.”

“Think of every step in a workout as a step in the right direction.”

“If I sleep in and don’t run, I’ll feel a little bit off because I didn’t do what I was supposed to do.  But I’m not going to beat myself up because of it.  I’ll just get right back on track.”

“Anybody can have this body if you do enough sit-ups and you just make a decision that, ‘Every day, I’m going to work out.’  There are some days that I just don’t feel like doing it, and I don’t.  But more often than not I get up and I get on the treadmill that I want to shoot and just do it.  The first 20 minutes are the hardest.”

“I’ve got this old-school workout—push-ups, sit-ups, tricep dips.  And it worked.  Anybody can do this at home.”

“I’ve realized that I’m more important than food is.  I love a big slice of pizza, but I love myself more.  Being thin is about changing the way you think about yourself.  It’s about saying that you deserve to be healthy.”

“I ended up outing myself on the cover of the April 4, 2007 issue of People magazine by declaring, ‘I know what you’re thinking: I’m fat.’  Publicly, it was the start of a diet where the stakes were total humiliation and embarrassment if I failed to reach my goal.  Privately, it was, as my fellow Jenny Craiger Kirstie Alley promised, not just a diet but really the start of a journey.  She was right.”

“The weight loss and renewed zest for life go hand-in-hand.”

“My relationships have never been healthier, including the one I have with myself.  Physically and emotionally, I’m a different person.  It’s like I’m hitting my stride.  These days I really do bring home the fun.”

“Look, we’re all human.  We go through the same things.  If you’re in a dark place over some problem in your life, I hope that reading my story, Losing It, will help you feel less alone when you see that someone else has made the same mistakes and gotten through them.  I hope you’ll relate to my story, learn from it, and, as I finally did, find the courage to change, shed any unwanted pounds, and gain all the good things you thought impossible.”

“I’m now better able to roll with the punches of a joyously successful life.  Several blessings are boosting my spirits, including the self-esteem surge I’ve gotten from maintaining my target weight.”

“I’ve been given an opportunity to be, I guess, the poster child for getting your sh*t together, maybe?”

“I’m confident that my life is on the right path, and will stay that way.”

“People come up to me and tell me how I changed their life and I’ve inspired them.  And they tell me their stories, and that keeps me going.”

“I want people to be inspired by me.  And I am inspired by them.”

“Connecting with other people, reaching out and being of service is one way to find joy.”

“Books make great gifts because they don’t come in any particular size, so you don’t have to be embarrassed if you bought somebody the wrong size.”

“I have faith in faith.  God is there, whether we have faith or not, so why not have faith in him?”

“If it makes me behave in a better way and if it makes me treat people better, then I’ll have faith.”

“By any standard, I’ve enjoyed a charmed life.  Even though I gained notoriety by working on TV, I shunned the spotlight in favor of a normal life, driving carpools, volunteering in my son’s classroom, making dinner, and trying never to miss my monthly book club get-togethers.  Of all the roles I’ve undertaken, none has been more satisfying than motherhood.  I’m as much of a regular gal as people seem to expect, and I like it that way.”

“I try to start every morning before I get out of bed saying, ‘Thank you, God, for this life you’ve given me,’ and really start the day off with the right attitude.”

“I count my blessings and prayer plays a vital role.  For me, it’s different every day.  I thank God for this life that has been given to me.  It mainly comes down to gratitude and patience and kindness.  This is the first day of the rest of my life.”

“And I realize that I have a message.  I am a fully rounded person who isn’t that much different than you are, and I’ve been through a lot of the same stuff as you, and, God, can we share?”

“I’ve never been a big age person.   I’ve got the lines.  I’m aging.  But so what?  Now is the best time of my life.  Oh, hell yeah!  I hope it just gets better, because this is really fun.”

“I also try to think positive thoughts and about things that I’m grateful for.  I try to be grateful for what I have.”

“And you’re not done until you’re dead.”

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