Staying consistent isn’t easy. We aren’t born with perfect discipline. BUT we should work to create a lifestyle that makes us feel good. Which means you will need to try to be consistent and you will need to practice discipline. Working out is no exception. That’s why we rounded up 20 of the best fitness quotes to help you fuel your next workout or keep you grinding for that next goal.
Here is a collection of 20 fitness quotes to get you moving & keep you moving.
1. “An imperfect workout is still a workout.”
Sometimes we need to hear this. A good reminder that life doesn’t always go to plan and neither do your workouts. Sleep, nutrition, work, friends, family and more impact your workout. Frequently, what disrupts your workout flow is beyond your control. Roll with the ups and the downs because imperfections are a part of life.
2. “The body achieves what the mind believes.”
We put limits on ourselves everyday. Imagine what we could become if we stopped limiting our potential. That goes for your workouts. Do you want to run a marathon, but you are scared you can’t do it? That’s a limit you put there. Do you want to do a fitness competition, but you are scared you won’t be consistent? That’s a limit you put there. Your body can achieve what your mind tells it is possible.
3. “You don’t have to be extreme just consistent.”
Consistency is highly underrated. People are looking for shortcuts and quick solutions everywhere. Put that much energy into being consistent and you would be well on your way to your goal.
4. “You are enough.”
Practice saying this on a daily basis. Show yourself some grace and some love. You will be surprised how much more you can get out of yourself. We are as strong as we allow ourselves to be. And even the strongest need to give back to themselves.
5. “If you aren’t willing to work for it. Don’t complain about not having it.”
No comment needed.
6. “Extremes wont get you the results you’re looking for. Consistency will.”
Here is that C word again … consistency. I know you don’t want to workout today, but even if your workout is a 10 minute walk that will build momentum. Momentum derived from your consistency.
7. “Never measure your progress using someone else’s ruler.”
We are each different. Our goals our different and so are the ways we get there. Stop comparing yourself to others.
8. “Willpower is like a muscle, the more you train it, the stronger it gets.”
And do you know what willpower will get you? Consistency.
9. “Starve your distractions, feed your focus.”
We all know what distracts us. But we usually don’t like to admit it. So if Netflix is keeping you from your workouts consider deleting it from your phone. The more energy you put into things that distract you the less energy you have to put towards your goals.
10. “Get into the habit of asking yourself, does this support the life I’m trying to create.”
If your fitness goals are a priority, the rest of your life should support them. Take a minute to evaluate what else you have going on in your life and see what needs adjusting.
11. “Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.”
Read this everyday. Struggling to make a decision? Read this quote and evaluate. The choice should be clear.
12. “Decide what you want … believe you can have it, believe you deserve it, believe it’s possible for you.”
Make your mind up today. Whatever your goal is – in the gym or out – and never waiver. Believe in yourself, believe in your persistence. And everyday you will be one day closer to what you want.
13. “99% of the time training your posterior chain is the right answer.”
Everyone loves a leg day, right? If you aren’t already intentionally training your posterior chain often and efficiently you should start immediately. Proper loading and training of your posterior chain can improve chronic pain, produce better sports performance and make daily tasks like stairs or yard work easier.
14. “It’s a slow process, but quitting won’t speed it up.”
Starting and stopping projects seems like a right of passage into adulthood. We have all done it. BUT that doesn’t mean we have to keep doing it, especially in the gym. Slow down, enjoy the journey and find the success you are looking for.
15. “It always seems impossible until it is done.”
There are so many things in life we can look back on and say, wow I really thought that was close to impossible. Like passing your driver’s test as a teenager, or getting into your dream school for college or winning a promotion at work. Fitness is no different. People thought squatting over 1,000 pounds was impossible until someone did it.
16. “Focus on the step in front of you, and not the whole staircase.”
Keep your eyes focused on the step you need to take today to prevent getting overwhelmed. But keep that long term goal front and center of your priorities or risk a longer road than you ever wanted.
17. “Your core is your body’s foundation.”
If you are ever feeling lost on what to train, let this guide you. Your core is your foundation so you should train it. Shoulders to hips and everything in between. Keep it simple, make it consistent and feel strong day in and day out.
18. “You gotta nourish in order to flourish.”
Food is not your enemy. Water is not your enemy. Sleep is not your enemy. Positivity is not your enemy. Provide your body with the basic elements and it will provide for you.
19. “I’m working on myself, for myself, by myself.”
Make your number one reason for working you yourself and consistency, discipline and success come right along. Put anything else in front and you will be ridding the fitness roller coaster of inconsistent results and dissatisfaction.
20. “Discipline is the most underrated piece of exercise equipment.”
Answer honestly, what is the difference between you and everyone else? We would say discipline. Regardless of if it is your workout consistency, nutritional habits, or performance at work discipline sets us all apart. With great discipline, comes great success. Focus on what you can do, do it regularly and grow from there.
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