Inspirational Quotes from Gretchen Bleiler

Life is short, and if we enjoy every moment of every day, then we will be happy no matter what happens or what changes along the way.

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When you choose to take the road less traveled, it can sometimes be a bumpy ride along the way, but if you’re doing it for the right reasons, then the reward is so great.

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I learned a few years ago that balance is the key to a happy and successful life, and a huge part of achieving that balance is to instill rituals into your everyday life – a nutritious balanced diet, daily exercise, time for yourself through meditation, reading, journaling, yoga, daily reflection, and setting goals.

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I’ve learned that you have to make careful choices because everything has an impact. I’ve also learned that you can’t please everyone in life, so please yourself and figure out what really matters.

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With the new year comes a refueled motivation to improve on the past one.

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Being at the top means never being satisfied with what you’re comfortable with – comfortable means you’ve stopped pushing, and you’re either going to get passed, or you already have been. But if you’re constantly pushing yourself, then you’re exposing yourself to falls and injuries.

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I’m so grateful for all the experiences I’ve had; the life lessons I’ve learned along the way are just completely invaluable.

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I typically have breakfast, have a snack, have lunch, have a snack, and have dinner.

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As long you are doing what you love and making decisions from the heart, you will be successful.

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Building up expectations, creating unrealistic time frames, feeling like our end goal is the end all, be all can all lead to frustration or anxiety. We end up feeling as though we have to power through what we want rather than enjoy the process and just let the result come as it may.

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When I win, I’m happy. When I lose, I’m also happy. I’m grateful for this life I have to live. It’s a great life.

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I’ve had cumulative concussions and realized that’s something you carry with you.

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There will always be another email to get through; something to clean up, file, and organize; more errands to do. Which is why balance is so important. Life is a marathon, not a sprint.

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It takes a village to earn a spot representing your country, and I know that every single person who helped me get to the Olympics was also touched by the dream. The web of inspiration is incredible. Because of this, I know that the core principles and spirit of what the Olympics stand for are worth protecting.

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I partnered with Mission: it’s a really cool company based on giving athletes what they need. I have my own signature lip balm because when I’m up on the hill, protecting your lips is so important.

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Jumping on the trampoline for even a half an hour is a really good workout. You get really tired. The next day, you’re feeling it. And you really have to use your core. If you don’t, your lower back hurts the next day.

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I want to keep snowboarding as long as I’m still having fun and progressing my riding.

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My family moved to Aspen, Colorado, where we had ‘Avalanche Danger’ days that kept us from going to school, climbed 14,000-foot peaks as part of my education, and I learned to snowboard.

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Sometimes in life, when we really want something, we can approach it in a way that might actually be closing us off from achieving it.

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I think snowboarders have a unique experience when it comes to the Olympics because we have a pretty frequent competition circuit in addition to the games. So it’s not a sport where your big moment is just once every four years.

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The first few years I was competing, I’d ride so well in practice, then choke and fall in competition. Now I take a deep breath and say, ‘Look at me. I’m outside. I’m doing what I love.’ Still, nothing’s matched the pressure I felt standing at the top of the halfpipe for the first time at the Olympics.

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If you’re stressed at work, or before a competition, or if you need to be energized, or relaxed, there’s so many scents that kind of take you there.

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I work out hard; that way, I can eat whatever I want. If you have a hard time regulating your diet, pushing yourself at the gym will help you keep the pounds off.

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The programs I do with my trainer are amazing for overall strength and have a major focus on building my core. We do a lot of unique exercises that shake up the nervous system, which builds my balance and propreception. That’s really important for my sport.

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Your money is power, so be aware of the products you’re buying and the companies you’re supporting to make sure you’re helping the companies that are leading the way in sustainability.

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Mt. Hood is still one of my favorites for its sun, warmth, and slushy, forgiving conditions.

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I think whenever you have any kind of injury or challenge, you just have to deal with it the best you can. You have to decide what’s important to you and focus on getting back to where you want to be. And enjoy where you are and what your goals and dreams are and just give it 100 percent.

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Climate change poses a far greater threat to the outdoor industry than even the privatization of the public lands.

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It’s okay to feel nervous before a competition because it means you care about doing well.

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Growing up with brothers, I’ve always been a very competitive person and also very involved in sports. So when I was younger, whatever sport I was involved in, I wanted to go to the Olympics for that!

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When you’re up on the hill, and you know you’re as strong as you can be, you’re more willing and able and confident to go and do bigger and harder and more technical tricks.

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Get a composter and let nature breakdown your compostable trash and use the remains as mulch for your plants.

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I’ve always had bigger legs and butt; it’s just the way I’m built. Over time, I realized that they were blessings because that foundation – my legs and butt – is what helps me flip 12 feet above an icy halfpipe.

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I run on the beach, surf, and bike.

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Every year, I push myself to do something different – and push the boundaries a little bit more.

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I have three brothers, and they were all snowboarders, and I always looked up to them. That’s the reason I started snowboarding. I always wanted to be just as good as they were.

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I think whenever you get out and do something different, like mountain biking or surfing, it just makes you more aware of your body and balance. For me, I’ve always loved anything that involved sports, so I’ve always just tried different things.

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I think everyone in snowboarding is close. We’ve become a big family. It’s not a cutthroat sport. I’m competing against one of my best friends, and I think it’s cool to be at the top of the half pipe, dropping in with your competitor but your best friend, too.

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I love songs with a lot of confidence.

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For me, vision is just about the most important thing. So goggles play a huge role in my sport. I come to the competition with a bunch of different goggles and tons of different lenses in multiple tints. The weather can always be changing, and you have to have the right thing to make sure you can see perfectly.

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I get to experience so much in my life as I travel around, and it’s just such a great way to get to share that with people. All these sites, like Twitter and Make It Pro, give me such a very strong way to interact with people. It’s easy to let people be part of your life and to keep all of your friends and fans together.

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Everyone has different things they like in terms of board setup. The grind of the board and how it’s waxed – you want to make sure that the speed of the board is right for the conditions of the halfpipe. And then there’s the edges and the bevel of the edge.

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When I first started snowboarding, nobody trained off-hill. People weren’t going to the gym and getting stronger. Snowboarding was more self-expression, like skateboarding. It was just something you went and did. It wasn’t something you trained for.

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If you wake up in the morning, and you’re feeling tired, I feel like if you get on your yoga mat and even practice for, like, 10 or 15 minutes, it’s really great for just grounding you, centering you, and getting the energy moving.

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From day one, snowboarding led me down a totally different path, and it’s that path that’s kept me laughing and continually intrigued. I love the satisfaction at the end of the day of overcoming my fears, of spending all day outside working hard, and there’s nothing better than the feeling of landing a new trick for the first time.

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I don’t have too strict a diet.

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Core training is so important.

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It takes energy to get energy.

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More and more, companies are realizing the value of their female consumers, and that’s showing up in the female-specific products they’re making, their marketing strategies, and even the feel of their companies internally.

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I’ve gotten to work with some amazing brands that, in many cases, market to female consumers.

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When you operate from a nothing-left-to-lose mentality, it’s essentially the same thing as the ‘Law of Least Resistance.’ You have a goal in mind, but you’re not emotionally attached to the outcome. You’re focusing on all of the little steps inbetween.

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When you find yourself hitting up against a wall over and over again, it’s time to try a different route.

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