"Hard times don't create heroes," says Filipino fitness celebrity Rendon Labador. "It is during the hard times when the 'hero' within us is revealed."

"I've struggled, I've been defeated, I've been challenged, but I've never quit on myself or what was important to me. Sometimes you may even feel like the world is out to get you. That's when you create a vision so clear, that nothing and no one will get in your way. There will be people that tell you it's impossible. There will be those who tell you that you aren't good enough. There will be those who will act as though you're not worthy of what you're trying to accomplish."

"And then there will be you, standing tall and accomplished, smiling at everyone who once said you couldn't do it. Embrace who you are, be proud of your accomplishments, and never look back."