The 10 Best Motivational Fitness Quotes For Women
The reason we need motivational quotes is that after a while, we become bored. Our routines are too routine and our workouts just aren’t working out. Maybe we hit a plateau on our goals. For whatever reason, hopefully these insightful, true, and sometimes funny motivational fitness quotes will come in handy.
Don’t say I “have” to work out, say I “get” to work out
One word change is all it takes to make this helpful. It reminds you of how far you’ve come already, and how you can do more and better things than you could when you started out. Having to do something is a chore, but getting to do something is great. This one word change makes all the difference in attitude, and that’s how to stay motivated.
“Be yourself, everyone else is taken” — Oscar Wilde
You might not think of this as a motivational fitness quote but think about it: you’re not in a race, you’re not competing against anyone. The only measure of your success is you, the you you are now and the you you are trying to become. So, stop comparing yourself to others and trying to emulate their success. Your success is yours.
I’m sorry for what I said during burpees
This funny motivational workout quote acknowledges that the work part of the workout is hard. Whatever you need to do to get through it is okay, whether it’s yelling or cursing or making a list of reasons you need to slap someone. It’s the pain talking. It’s the same thing that makes you cuss out your partner while you’re in labor. Yell when you need to, but apologize afterwards.
Exercise in the morning before your brain figures out what you’re doing
Get your workout done early. You’ll have less time for your brain to try and talk you out of it, or make up excuses why you can’t do it today, especially “it’s too late now.” Make it a habit to get it out of the way and the rest of your day will be a whole lot easier.
“The best way to predict the future is to create it” — Abraham Lincoln
If you think about it, this is what working out is all about: creating a future you. Positive thinking is the most important aspect of your routine, because the moment you lose the good feeling, you’ll start to falter. So, tell yourself you’re creating your future, you’re making your own destiny. You don’t have to settle for you as you are now, just as past you gets to be the better you now.
“Dead last finish” is greater than “did not finish,” which beats “did not start”
Here’s another one to remind you to stay on track, and that your only competitor is yourself. If you finish a run last, don’t think about the word “last,” think about the word “finish.” Then, remember back when you first started out and could barely make it part of the way. Then, remember the person you were the day before you started. Look how far you’ve come!
“Work hard in silence. Let success be your noise” — Frank Ocean
This isn’t to say that celebrating your successes is a bad thing. On the contrary, what it’s saying is that you should save the celebration till the last of the work is done. Celebrating early can throw you off your mindset and make you slow down before you finish. No successful athlete celebrates before the finish line. Cheer yourself on, but don’t act like you already won.
Sweat is just fat crying
One of the first things you have to get used to when you’re starting to work out is that you’re going to sweat, and sweat a lot. We’ve learned to link sweating with being icky and that it’s undesirable, but we have to change that attitude. Sweat means your body is working towards a healthier body, and getting rid of what it doesn’t need. Getting sweaty is good. Just shower afterwards.
“Why couldn’t Pheidippides have died at 20 miles?” — Frank Shorter
Runners get this joke. Pheidippides is the guy who ran 26 miles across the Marathon plains in ancient Greece and so invented the marathon. Legend has it he ran that far and then dropped dead. Mile 20 is the worst, though; you either get that second wind or you start fading for real. But if you can make that extra six miles, you’re a true Olympian.
“The difference between try and triumph is a little umph” — Marvin Phillips
The ultimate fitness motivational quote sounds a lot like Yoda: “Do or do not, there is no try.” But this is the quote that leads to the most success. Trying is great, but giving that extra little push at the critical moment makes the success that much sweeter.