Health and Fitness Motivational Quotes

Health and Fitness Motivational Quotes


lifting-dumbellsI don’t know about you, but when I need some motivation, I refer to words, phrases, and pictures to give me a little pep. If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you know that from time to time, I share motivational and inspirational quotes and/or messages.

Why? Well, sometimes you need a lift in your spirit. Something that lights a fire under you that wakes you up and gets you moving. It is always good to have something to read or a photo to see that helps you get up and get back on track.  Sticking to a health and fitness routine is not easy. Stumbling blocks are sure to come, but you must get up and keep moving.

Here are a 10 quotes to help you stay motivated and inspired to continue your health and fitness journey:

 1. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. – Mark Twain

If you want to be healthy and fit, you must start where you are. Once you start and stick with it you will eventually arrive at your destination.

2. Strive for progress, not perfection. – Unknown

Don’t focus on perfection because your eyes will be so fixed on achieving perfection that you don’t even move forward or make any progress. Fix your eyes on moving and working toward what it is that you want to accomplish and soon you’ll be there.

3. It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. – Anonymous

Stop focusing on what you are not and what you cannot do. Instead focus on what you can do and go for it.

4. Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – Jim Ryan

What are you motivated to do? Eat healthier, get fit, drink more water, etc. Remember, the longer you do something, it soon becomes habit or second nature to you, so stick with it.

5. The only way of finding the limits of the possible is going beyond them into the impossible. – Arthur C. Clarke

You will never know what you can or cannot do unless you try. Don’t ever say something is impossible, when you have yet to give it a go.

6. You cannot plough a field turning it over in your mind. – Unknown

You can think a thing through and through, but if you don’t get out there and get in the thick of things, what’s the use. Be a doer and take action.

7. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you want something bad enough you have to go get it. You must be enthused and a go getter. Get excited and get it!

8. Men’s best successes comes after their disappointments. – Henry Ward Beecher

Disappointed because you didn’t lose the weight you wanted to lose, or that you can only do a few push ups? I say to you, push through it all and know there is success. Just when you are about to give up, you get the strength and power to help you stick with it a little longer.

9. You live longer once you realize that any time spent unhappy is wasted. – Ruth E. Renkl

This quote hits home for me. Things will come that will break your spirit, but you can’t let it break you, you break it, because life is about making the most out of what you get.

10. Just Do It. – Nike

Stop saying that you are going to do this or going to do that. Set your mind to it and just do what you have to do.


Question:  Do you have some favorite quotes?  Do share!


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  1. Corey says:

    Love the list…I may borrow a saying or two…:)

  2. cathrin says:

    Awesome recommendation. The one by – Ralph Waldo Emerson great.

  3. Adam says:

    Nice, Evelyn. Love 2 and 8. Pretty much alls I need!

  4. It’s great news about Tatiana. Awesome.

    Love those quotes. Actually working on a similar post on my blog. Great minds think alike (-:

    Here’s another quote:

    “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live” – Jim Rohn

  5. sudha says:

    Hey very nice quotes and i like it most.thanks

  6. Juliya says:

    Hi Evelyn.Just want to say thank you for that wonderful information.

  7. Jocelyn says:

    Always looking for little quotes or phrases to help motivate folks to reach their goals. They helped me when I needed them. These are great motivation quotes! Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Hi Evelyn: I love motivational quotes. Heck, I love words! My sis and I share some of our favorite quotes on Pinterest with photos I take when we are power walking. We’d love you and your readers to take a look at a few. You can add them to your next post on quotes if you like them!

    • Evelyn says:

      Hi Kymberly,

      Thanks for sharing the pinterst link. I haven’t gotten into Pinterest much, so this is the push I need to get my butt over there and be more active. Thanks!

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