Quotes can help inspire, motivate and encourage you to continue working towards your health and fitness goals.
Pick your fave one and stick it up on your fridge, in your daily diary, on your bathroom mirror, your computer desktop – somewhere you will see it regularly to help get you through. If you find your motivation dwindling, refer back to your quote to remind you why pushing through will be worth it in the end!
Some inspirational quotes to get you started
“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong
“The distance doesn’t matter; only the first step is difficult.” – Mme. du Deffand
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.“ – Thomas Edison
“I’m not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.“ – Michael Jordan
“Workouts are like brushing my teeth; I don’t think about them, I just do them. The decision has already been made.“ – Patti Sue Plumer, U.S. Olympian
“Eighty per cent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen
“It’s the lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself.” – Muhammad Ali
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” – Muhammad Ali
“If you always put a limit on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.“ – Bruce Lee
“No matter how good you get you can always get better and that’s the exciting part.” – Tiger Woods
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. Who do you want to be?” – George Bernard Shaw
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” – Jim Ryun
“Those who think they have no time for exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” – Edward Stanley
What’s your favourite quote? Comment below to let us know!
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