Get all the fitness quotes and motivation you will ever need! It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome. – William James I’m going to make you so proud! – note to self. You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. Excuses Don’t Burn Calories. Be stronger than your strongest excuse! Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t pretend that you do and, at some point, you will. – Venus Williams Only I Can Change My Life, No One Can Do It For Me True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united. – Wilhelm von Humboldt There’s no such thing as bad weather. Just soft people. My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass. Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body We can’t start over. but we can begin now and make a new ending. Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted. – Denis Waitley Your body is a reflection of what you are. If you want to look healthy, you will have to be healthy. The difference between try and triumph is a little ‘umph’. Begin with simple goals that make you feel good. Start by walking or jogging at a pace that feels comfortable. Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – Jim Ryin We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action. – Dr. Henry Link Do something today that your future self will thank you for. If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success. – James Cameron Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. Freedom is never given, it is won! Make it happen. Shock Everyone! If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you. You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep rereading the last one. Your body hears everything your mind says. – Naomi Judd If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. – Wayne Dyer You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky If you’re capable of sending a legible text message between sets, you probably aren’t working hard enough. – Dave Tate Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think. – Dale Carnegie Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same. Having confidence and positive mental health about your body is a great way to stay motivated about your workout regimen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions. – Louisa May Alcott I’m not training for a 5k. I’m not preparing for a competition. I’m not trying to set a new record. I’m not trying to impress you…. I’m saving my life! Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat. – Jill Johnson You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face. I will not erase all my hard work this week because it’s the weekend! Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. Health of body and mind is a great blessing, if we can bear it. – John Henry Cardinal Newman Number one, like yourself. Number two, you have to eat healthy. And number three, you’ve got to squeeze your buns. That’s my formula. – Richard Simmons Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – Jim Ryan I wear black to the gym because it’s like a funeral for my fat. So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health. – A.J.Materi The Struggle You Are In Today Is Developing The Strength You Need for Tomorrow Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow”. – Mary Anne Radmacher No matter how big or small the workout, you’ll feel energized, strong, and confident afterward. Exercise is amazing, from the inside out. I feel so alive and have more energy. – Vanessa Hudgens Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. – M. Scott Peck YOUR FUTURE IS CREATED BY WHAT YOU DO TODAY NOT TOMORROW The reason fat men are good natured is they can neither fight nor run. – Theodore Roosevelt FEED YOUR GOALS, STARVE YOUR DOUBTS, FIND YOUR MOTIVATION All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. – Calvin Coolidge If you’re capable of sending a legible text message between sets, you probably aren’t working hard enough. – Dave Tate Motivate the mind and the body will follow. Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. He that cannot endure the bad will not live to see the good. RULE #1 TO WORKING OUT – NEVER SKIP MONDAY!! America has got to be the only country in the world where people need energy drinks to sit in front of a computer. – Mike Vanatta Good things come to those who wipe down machines at the gym. Don’t be ashamed of trying, every journey has to start somewhere! Just like keeping a healthy diet is important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, eating the right foods is just as important for getting the most out of your workout. – Marcus Samuelson The difference between a goal and a dream is a deadline! Fitness is not about being better than someone. Fitness is about being better than the person you were yesterday. You only regret the workouts you don’t do. You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. Progress is progress, whether it’s 1 pound or 100 pounds, it’s something to be proud of. Your love for what you do and willingness to push yourself where others aren’t prepared to go is what will make you great. – Laurence Shahlaei It’s not our abilities that define us. It’s our choices. Motivate the mind and the body will follow. There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures. – Josiah Gilbert Holland Practice is the best of all instructors. Remember who you’re doing it for. It’s Your Workout, Your Time, Your Body, Own It! Life is a moving, breathing thing. We have to be willing to constantly evolve. Perfection is constant transformation. Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal. With great size comes great responsibility Until you believe you can do it, it’s going to be difficult to convince anyone else you can do it. – Toni Sorenson Your body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in. – B.K.S. Iyengar The human body is the best picture of the human soul. – Ludwig Wittgenstein I like criticism. It makes you strong. – LeBron James An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate. – Criss Jami To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. – Steve Prefontaine Weight loss doesn’t begin in the gym with a dumb bell; it starts in your head with a decision. – Toni Sorenson The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. – Thomas Paine No one wakes up in the morning and says, ‘I want to gain 150 pounds and I will start right now!’ – Tricia Cunningham INNER STRENGTH I don’t sweat for pounds, or inches, or dress size. I sweat to make my outside match my inside. – Amber Dawn Hunter Sell yourself short on nutrition and you’re selling yourself short on maximizing your physique development. – Ernie Taylor You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, easy, cheap or fake. Negative thoughts are guaranteed to bring you down. Be grateful for your gifts, and you can’t help but learn to love your body. If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done. – Thomas Jefferson For me, life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer. – Arnold Schwarzenegger You are a perishable item. Live accordingly. It takes about four days of virtuous living to create a little weight loss. That also happens to be the time required to get used to eating less. In other words, if you can get past day three of a fitness regimen, things improve. – Martha Beck Santa’s Rule #1 No Workout, No Gift! Merry Christmas! The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit. – Morihei Ueshiba Fitness is not 30% gym and 70% diet… It’s 100% dedication to the gym and your diet! I have two doctors, my left leg and my right. – G.M. Trevelyan Of course I want to be number one. but being happy and healthy is the most important thing. – Venus Williams Eating junk food isn’t a reward — it’s a punishment! – Drew Carey Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. – John D. Rockefeller The best ab exercise is 5 sets of stop eating so much junk! If you believe that weight loss requires self-deprivation, I’m going to teach you otherwise. Will you be my lifting partner? Happy Valentines Day! The best ab exercise is 5 sets of stop eating so much junk! You are one step closer every day so don’t give up today. WILL is a SKILL If the sun comes up, I have a chance. – Venus Williams A year from now you may wish you had started today. – Karen Lamb A muscle is like a car. If you want it to run well early in the morning, you have to warm it up. – Florence Griffith Joyner You are one step closer every day so don’t give up today. If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up! The deadlift also serves as a way to train the mind to do things that are hard. – Mark Rippetoe The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. – Thomas Paine If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail Stop focusing on being skinny! Fokus on being healthy and the weight will take care of itself. I learned the value of hard work by working hard. – Margaret Mead SUCCESS begins with the second letter. If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have the safest way to health. – Hippocrates I could feel my anger dissipating as the miles went by- -you can’t run and stay mad! – Kathrine Switzer I am not my body. But, my body is nothing without ME! – Tom Stoppard Put out more than you put in… – Michael Hancock Lane INHALE CONFIDENCE, EXHALE DOUBT. Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in has left you. Want to be respected? Be consistent. Your legs are not giving out. Your head is giving up. Keep Going!!! There’s no such thing as bad weather. Just soft people. A GYM CAN BE ANYWHERE YOU WANT IT TO BE… Nothing worth having comes easy. When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. – Elon Musk Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted. – Denis Waitley Exercise equals endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Stop focusing on being skinny! – Fokus on being healthy and the weight will take care of itself. What did you do today to bring you one step closer to your goal? Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. – John F. Kennedy Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do. – Oprah Winfrey You will never know your limits unless you push yourself to them. Progress is progress, whether it’s 1 pound or 100 pounds, it’s something to be proud of. 7 Reasons to Never Miss a Monday Workout 1. You’re more likely to work out the rest of the week. 2. You’ll smile more. 3. You’ll quell anxious thoughts. 4. You’ll kickstart good self-control. 5. You’ll catch better zzz’s. 6. You’ll boost brainpower. 7. You might make more money. The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. – Arnold Schwarzenegger Of course it’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. The hard is what makes it great. Becoming healthy is the best decision you will ever make. Your imagination is your preview to life’s coming attractions. Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you. – George Whitefield The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination. Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. – Hippocrates The road to nowhere is paved with excuses. – Mark Bell Healthy citizens are the greatest asset any country can have. – Winston S. Churchill You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. – Mahatma Gandhi Don’t stop just because it’s the weekend! You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. Practice is the best of all instructors. – Publilius Syrus Health is the greatest of all possessions; a pale cobbler is better than a sick king. – Isaac Bickerstaff When you realize there’s no such thing as perfection — when it comes to your meals, your workouts, your bod — you’re freed from the fear. When times are difficult, remind yourself that no pain comes to you without a purpose. I bend, so I don’t break. Nobody is perfect, so get over the fear of being or doing everything perfectly. Besides, perfect is boring. – Jillian Michaels Do something today that your future self will thank you for. Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom. – Jack Lalanne The sweat. The time. The devotion. It Pays Off! NEVER GIVE UP. Everyone has bad days. Pick yourself up and KEEP GOING. Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them. – Vaibhav Shah The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs…one step at a time. – Joe Girard No matter who you are. No matter what you do. You absolutely, positively do have the power to change. You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep rereading the last one. The human body is the only machine for which there are no spare parts. – Hermann M. Biggs Fitness is like marriage, you can’t cheat on it and expect it to work. Self-delusion is pulling in your stomach when you step on the scales. – Paul Sweeney If you are persistent, you will get it. If you are consistent, you will keep it. Oh, come on. It’s Monday, not doomsday! Rise Up & Attack the day with Enthusiasm! You don’t always get what you wish for, you get what you WORK FOR! Exercise is like an addiction. Once you’re in it, you feel like your body needs it. – Elsa Pataky I believe that the greatest gift you can give your family and the world is a healthy you. – Joyce Meyer Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. – Lucille Ball The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s DETERMINATION. – Tommy Kasorda Make your life a masterpiece, imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do. – Brian Tracy You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. – Maya Angelou We May Encounter Many Defeats But We Must Not Be Defeated. – Maya Angelou Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you. – George Whitefield Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. – Doug Larson Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal. EXCUSES don’t burn calories! We are what we repeatedly do. – Aristotle Knowing Is Not Enough; We Must Apply. Wishing Is Not Enough; We Must Do. – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe May your stuffing be tasty. may your turkey be plump. May your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious, and your pies take the prize. And may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your THIGHS!