I Just Have To Keep Holding On



I want to thank Janice from Fitness Cheerleader, she wrote a post about her theme song for 2014 (Keep Holding On… What is Your Theme Song for 2014?).  I am not one to pick up new music as I have so many that I love now... I own well over a 1000 songs but she talked so passionately about it that I wrote down the title and promised myself that I would listen to it the first chance I had.  That chance came tonight.

The song is Keep Holding On by Avril Lavigne, I was not sure she would be a singer that I would enjoy but this song proved me wrong, she has a fan in me now.  These words are so moving and inspiring.  Today the contest started, I have been slacking for nearly a month... walking a mile here an there, eating a few extra calories.  My wake up call came when I stepped on the scale and I had gained a few pounds back... Maintaining is going to be so much harder than I even thought.

For the past month, I have come home... logged onto the computer and relaxed.  Tonight I went out and I walked for nearly two miles, I did it with an average speed of 15 and a half minutes per mile.  It felt good, really good.. I came home all sweaty and relaxed, I turned on YouTube and pulled up the song.  I have to tell you, this is my theme song for the year too, it speaks to me on so many levels.

I needed this wake up call today, for the past month I have allowed other things to get in the way of what I wanted.  There will always be excuses, there will always be people who don't believe in me, there will always be times I might not believe in myself but I cannot allow any of that to stop me from achieving my goals.  The start of the goals is to get healthy and start training for a 10K in May or June.  Achieving these goals will lead me to all the other ones I have.

I lost my way for a while, I am working my way back... I love this line in the song... There's no other way when it comes to the truth. So keep holding on... no matter what... the truth is there.  Every time we think we have buried something, the truth always shows itself... I just have to keep holding on...


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  1. I have a few Avril Lavigne songs in my iTunes library, but not that one. I like it.

    It felt so good to work out today, I don't know why I slack off when I do. Glad to see I'm not the only one who does that, and that we are both back in the swing now!

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    1. Thank you Grace... I'll have to YouTube some of her songs.. this one certainly touched me ♡

      Yes... we are in the swing of it... yay♥

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  2. I love this song too, Avril Lavigne is a good singer. I love the saying change will bring you to peaceful shores.
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    1. Thank you Diana, I love that quote too... I wish...

      Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Thank you Prerana, I love this song too... :)

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  4. i am huge fan of Avril too....
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    1. Thank you Kriti, I will be by to visit... I have become a fan of Avril's too :)

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  5. I don't like avril in particular, this song though stole my heart.

    I love the fact that you always keep the inspiration alive.

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    1. Thank you Purple Assassin, I really didn't think I would like the song because it was Avril... but I really fell in love with it too... :)

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  6. Just keep picking yourself up again, Launna. You're only human, so things won't always go the way they should. The most important thing is to be honest with yourself, admit that something kept you from staying on your path and just move forward to your goal again. And I think you're doing a great job at that. And indeed, it's amazing how something like a song and song lyrics can give us our motivation and strength back huh :-)

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    1. Thank you Kissandmakeup... sometimes it is a song, sometimes it is words, there are numerous things to get us back on track, we just have to be open to it :)

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  7. Love the song and love you too Launna, for the person you are!! You always inspire me someway and I am glad that I got to know you through this blogging world!! ;)

    Wish you and your family wonderful weekend!! :)
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    1. Thank you Charu, you made me cry... in a good way. I am grateful that I could inspire you... I am trying so hard to inspire myself too... just trying to keep holding on... :)

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  8. We definitely all need a wake up call sometimes. I am a huge Avril Lavigne fan :)

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    1. Thank you Keith... this was a huge wake up call... bigger than I even knew... have a great weekend :)

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    1. Thank you Sandra... I love this song too ♡

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  10. I don't listen to Avril Lavigne songs usually, but this one is definitely full of emotions♥:) I love traditional Indian music as well as modern bollywood and it's so hard to choose one song that would be my 2014 theme song:)

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    1. Thank you Petra, I wasn't sure I would like it because it was Avril but this song is beautiful ♡

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  11. I could hear the music and words of this song in my head as I read your post! I always pay such close attention to lyrics, and this song has a beautiful message. You sound like you're doing so well in your life these days, honey, and I'm happy to hear that for you. Losing weight is the first hurdle; maintaining it is the ongoing challenge! I think most of us have experienced that cycle, and the best gift you're giving yourself is staying aware and mindful. I encourage and support you to meet that goal of running your 10k race this year! :)

    - Dawn

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    1. Thank you Dawn, I am at least back on track, I like that feeling... I had been missing that feeling a great deal :)

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  12. what a beautiful song and yes i too didnt know avril sang a beautiful song like this lol thanks for introducing me to a new beautiful song!
    incase i didnt before i want to wish you and yours a happy new year! ^_^

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    1. Thank you Inge... I have to remember to stay open to new music, I could have missed out on a beautiful song otherwise :) Happy New year to you too <3

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  13. a wonderful song and great words!
    hope you'll have a happy weekend!

    <3
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    1. Thank you getcarriedaway, I hope you have a happy weekend too :)

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  14. Great post! x

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    1. Thank you Glamour Zone, I am loving Avril too :)

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    1. Thank you Hannah... I love these quotes too... you are welcome :)

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  17. That sounds like a great choice for a theme song! I agree that maintaining weight loss isn't easy. I'm sure you can do it and anything else you set your mind on, though. You know you are strong and able to do it. You proved it to yourself and everyone else last year. You inspire me, Launna. I hope you are having a nice weekend! :-)

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    1. Thank you Daisy.... I needed to hear these words you wrote... I did prove it to myself... I will again ♡

      I hope you're having a good weekend too♥

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  18. I really do lover that song. Lately I've been listening to Bruno Mars and love certain songs. Maintaing weight loss is very hard. I struggle a lot, but you look great, keep it up!

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    1. Thank you, I will keep it up... I am feeling strong after my walk/run last night and eating much better today ... YAY <3

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  19. That's such a powerful and motivating song, I love Avril and this one has got me through tough times definitely!

    Cee. ♥
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    1. Thank you Code... it is a powerful song... I needed to hear it..

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  20. I am going to have to listen to this song now! I enjoyed your post!

    I read your posts minutes after you posted it. If I read on my phone I have such a hard time posting comments that I just read the post and plan on getting on the computer later to comment.

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    1. Thank you Betty... I love my phone but it takes me so much longer to comment on a post and some blogs are near impossible... so I have to read them and come back to them later... Sounds like you had a great trip... oh... the song is amazing Betty :)

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  21. amazing! I'm an Avril Lavigne fan! her songs are awesome! :))

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    1. Thank you RaeAbigael.... I'm am Avril fan now too ♡

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  22. This is my first visit to your blog and OMG MY MOUSE POINTER IS A HEART! :-D So I played with that for a while and then I read your beautiful words. Thank you for sharing! :-)

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    1. Awe Cassandra, I'm grateful the you enjoyed. It♥

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  23. lovely song and great quotes
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    1. Thank you Tr3ndygirl, I just visited your blog... I hope you have a great week <3

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  24. very inspirating post
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    1. Thank you Pilar, that is so sweet of you to say <3

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  25. hi dear launna :) i would like to thank you so much for your kind words on my blog :) they were so motivating :)

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    1. Thank you Sammie, I know you can achieve your dreams... love your blog <3

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  26. amazing post!
    i love that song so much!
    i listen to it whenever i'm feeling
    sad and it really makes me feel better :)
    xoxo Rose
    Bogibo

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    1. Thank you so much Rose, I have taken to listening to the song often too... I need to get it on my phone sometime soon... so I can listen to it daily <3

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  27. I love this song too and your post always full of inspiration!!!
    Have a great day Launna!!!!!

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    1. Thank you my adorable Paola... I love all your sweet comments on my blog <3 xox

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  28. Maintenance is the hard part, especially when you don't account for a few extra pounds when you purchased a smaller wardrobe ;-) Good for you getting back out there, I know the walk felt good.

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    1. Thank you Kenya, luckily for me, I haven't purchased a wardrobe that actually fits me yet, I will be doing that is March... and yes I am back at it... :)

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  29. That song is so beautiful! I am not really a fan of Avril,
    but when I am listening to this, I am getting a fan haha!
    Really inspiring!

    xoxo
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    1. Thank you Dascha... I know what you mean... I really was not sure I would like it because it was Avril... but I love this song <3

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  30. wish you a wonderful sunday!

    <3
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    1. Thank you getcarriedaway.... I hope you have an amazing Sunday too <3

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    1. Thank you Lesley, it is a beautiful and inspiring song <3

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  33. You can do it it! This year I am working hard to get back to doing little things right -- like broccoli!

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    1. Thank you Kc... I can do it... you can do what you need to do too :)

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  34. Launna! So hold on every way that's going to brings you happiness and on top of all, we wont allowed others to bring us down, we (you) such a powerful women! you also one of the wonderful person I have known from our blogging world. You're unbelievable woman who can do so much as I seen just to read your blog Launna:). I wish you the best and Have a great new week start:).

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    1. Thank you Tanya... sometimes I don't feel powerful... but I know I have accomplished a great deal ♡ I wish the best for you too ♥

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  35. Avril's voice is just oh-so-good!! And the lyrics...so so meaningful! i am so glad we share the same taste in music!!

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    1. Thank you Anshul... hard to believe with out age difference that we share the same type of music but I love that... I think that is really cool :)

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  36. Great Song ,love the Lyrics!
    Have a good Start in a amazing Week Launna <3

    kisses ☼

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    1. Thank you LoveT... I hope you have a great week too♥

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  37. Have a great start of the week babe!!!!
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you my beautiful Paola... have an awesome week too ♡xox

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  38. Keep holding on is one of my favourite songs and it has been for quite some time. Avril Lavigne songs actually inspire me a lot

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    1. Thank you Imogen...I'm glad I was introduced to this song... it's so beautiful ♥♡♥

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  39. So true my love!
    Send you lot of love and kisses!

    Carolina

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    1. Thank you my Carolina, I am sending back lots of love and kisses too... xox <3

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    1. Thank you Suvarna... I will certainly visit and follow you :)

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  41. I love your positive attitude, always. I used to let people get in my way of progress. If the didn't believe in me, and I cared about them, I would simply give up on what I was doing. So silly of me, and so much time wasted!! I don't do that anymore, I'm happy to say. And I love the cord saying, that is true too!

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    1. Thank you Rosey... I am not sure I have a positive attitude but I try... :)

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  42. Hi my sweet Launna, I'm hearing Keep Holding On by Avril Lavigne and It's so beautiful!!!!
    I like your sentence: I just have to keep holding on... It's so amazing and I'm very happy that you're so strong and determined. Adorable news aand positive attitude!!!! You're my inspiration muse ;)
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    1. Awe thank you Maggie... I wish I felt inspired for myself... sometimes it is easier to inspire others.. :)

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  43. What a beautiful song! I love it! <3

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    1. Thank you Diana, it is an amazing song... so lovely :)

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  44. What a fun idea to have a song for a year! So creative and fun!
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    1. Thank you Darcy, I plan to get to know all the words from this song perfectly so that I can sing it in my head or out loud... whenever I need inspiration :)

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  45. You have been doing a great job with your weight. I would be very proud .
    All you need to sing is how much you have achieved. Now to put that in a poem is not easy, but who says we have to rhyme every thing.

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    1. Thank you Munir... I am happy with what I have achieved... I want to continue to work towards bigger goals ♡

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  46. Good evening
    I can't open/play this video.
    Nice article

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    1. Awe, that is too bad Muya... it is such a great video :)

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