Let’s be honest: sometimes we all need a little kick in the butt to get us going. Are you training for a half marathon? Trying to lose two pounds? Aiming to hit the gym three times this week? No matter where you are on your fitness journey, chances are you might find yourself in need of some motivation. Here are 10 inspirational quotes (thanks Pinterest!) to help you hit your goal and hit it hard.
Bet you didn’t think about it this way the last time you gave up! If you’re hitting a plateau in your weight loss, KEEP GOING. If your mile time gained a few seconds, SO WHAT? Giving up, losing all your progress, and eventually starting over sucks way worse, so don’t even go there.
How powerful is this image, though? You never know when you’re about to reach the top of that metaphorical hill you’ve been battling; never quit! You’re closer than you think.
This idea is SO vital to achieving success in the fitness world. Don’t overwhelm yourself with focusing only on where you want to be in a year. Where do you want to be this week or tomorrow even? Set small goals to start with; instead of saying “I want to workout for an hour every day for the next six months,” say “I want to workout for an hour tonight.” That way, your goals are more easily achievable and you won’t get discouraged. Be realistic and focus on the now.
You don’t have to bench 300 pounds or fit into a size 2 to be successful. You don’t have to be better than the girl on the mat next to you at yoga. True power can come in the quieter form of persistence, too.
Enough said. You got this, girl.
Don’t waste time! Next summer might seem far away, but those months are going to pass whether you’re being a gym rat or a couch potato. Be a gym rat.
You have the same amount of hours in the day that Beyonce does. Don’t be lazy 😉
Your life will truly change only when you do something you’ve never done before. Fitness is a lifestyle change and a lifelong journey–it doesn’t happen overnight and it’s not “over” once you cross the line of that 5k. Finish what you started and lead the healthiest life possible for your own benefit. You’ll surprise yourself with how good you feel.
Keep going. Results are right around the corner. Do it for the “Damn, you look great!”
At the end of the day, whether you made it to the gym or ate a box of donuts instead, remember that you’re only human. Don’t expect perfection. Be happy with your journey and give yourself lots of pats on the back, even on your “off” days. You are doing the best you can and that is worth all the squats in the world.
Whether it’s Pinterest quotes or Eminem on your playlist, channel whatever motivates you and go conquer today. You won’t regret that satisfyingly sore feeling as you crawl into bed tonight, promise.
How do you get pumped up for the gym? What are some of your fitness goals? Tell us in the comments section below!
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