5 Encouraging Fitness & Weight Loss Motivational Quotes

Being healthy and fit is fun in theory, but from time to time we all need a little help keeping our focus and motivation to reach our goals. Fitness and weight loss motivational quotes are everywhere, and we love these five to keep us focused on days when we need a little extra push.

“No matter how slow you go, you’re still lapping everybody on the couch”

So very true! As comfortable as my couch is, I feel so much better once I get out and going, don’t you? Not to mention, the more you do it, the better you will get! If you’re new to running, give the very popular and free Couch to 5k program a try. Tons of people have had success with beginning to run, and you can too.

“You’re not going to get the butt you want by sitting on it”

Even if you love your tush already, getting it moving is the best way to keep it lean and strong. Since your glutes are part of your oh-so-important core muscles, keeping them strong is essential to staying lean and healthy. If you’re looking for a little challenge, check out these 5 moves for a healthy butt from bodybuilding.com.

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you”

Challenge is different for everyone depending on your fitness level and where you’re at in your journey, but one thing is for sure, you know when you’re pushing hard. Whether this means trying out a new class, or changing up your routine, make sure that you are working hard enough to see the results that you want!

“The voice in your head that says you can’t do this is a liar”

Sometimes our internal monologue gets in the way of our success more than any external factors ever could. Set yourself up for success by paying attention to your self-talk, and recognizing when you’re being negative. If there are instances when you know you might struggle, say an evening out at dinner with friends, plan ahead what you will do in order to be successful and work towards your goals. You can achieve anything if you believe in yourself.

“When you feel like quitting, think about why you started”

When it comes to weight loss and fitness, some folks have a “tipping point,” some have a fitness goal like a race or competition, and some just have a desire to live healthier longer lives. Whatever your reason is, be sure to identify it and revisit it regularly. If your goal is weight loss, for example, health experts at the Mayo Clinic finds that setting realistic goals can help you stay focused and motivated throughout the process. When the going gets tough, remember your end result and your efforts will be refocused.


What gets you through your workout? Do you have a mantra? Tell us in the comments below!

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Nicole Kurz
Nicole Kurz
Nicole is a 30-something fitness and health writer who has successfully lost enough weight that two people can fit in her old pants. She races triathlons, rides bikes, is obsessed with health and wellness, isn’t afraid of the “boy weight section” at the gym. When she’s not blowing your mind with health news on Article Cats, she’s probably laughing at an inappropriate joke somewhere while drinking a cup of the strongest black coffee you can find.