Pump yourself up with these fitness motivation quotes for the best workout ever.
You may be able to relate to waking up to an early alarm on
Monday morning — which you set on the earlier side with the intention to go on a run before work, but are now considering snoozing for another 15 minutes. If you are just starting out on your weight loss journey or are getting back into the swing of moving your body in whatever way feels good to you, then inspirational health and fitness quotes can help you find the motivation to hop out of bed and pick up a pair of dumbbells or roll out your yoga mat.
These exercise quotes by famous athletes and actresses as well as spiritual teachers like the Buddha will help recenter your perspective on working out. Reading one of these positive messages before you hit the gym is a powerful way to start off your day. After all, nothing says "good morning" quite like a brisk jog through the neighborhood. More importantly, these inspiring quotes about health and fitness will give you confidence to keep powering through your fitness journey and give you a boost of self-love because you got out of bed today and decided to move your body — whether that meant taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or signing up for a spin class with friends. Sure, an awesome playlist can help you make it through round three of a circuit, but these exercise quotes will stay with you long after.
"Exercise not only changes your body, it changes your mind, your attitude and your mood."
"Exercise should be regarded as a tribute to the heart."
"Good things come to those who sweat."
"Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt."
"Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live."
"Healthy is an outfit that looks different on everybody."
"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book."
"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I’m possible."
"He who has health has hope and he who has hope has everything."
"Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon."
"If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it."
"Your body will be around a lot longer than that expensive handbag. Invest in yourself."
"Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start."
"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."
"A healthy outside starts from the inside."
"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver."
“Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn’t formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them.”
“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.”
“Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.”
“Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.”
Rebecca was the social media editor at CountryLiving.com and WomansDay.com.
Elizabeth Berry (she/her) is the Updates Editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute where she optimizes lifestyle content across verticals. Prior to this role, she was an Editorial Assistant for Woman’s Day where she covered everything from gift guides to recipes. She also has experience fact checking commerce articles and holds a B.A. in English and Italian Studies from Connecticut College.
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