You’re waiting for the right dream to encourage you to get up and out of bed, but those covers and pillows are just so comfortable. You’ve got to get up to go to the gym, but every time you find an excuse.
Find motivation instead — gym motivation. Even if it takes a vision board, pinching yourself or inspirational quotes, you can do it! Beneath those excuses are the perfect words to get you going to the gym. You’ve been waiting for the right workout quotes for gym motivation to inspire you to achieve your fitness goals, and here they are:
1. Sweat it Out
“Sweat is fat crying.”
Burn, baby, burn! That fat is weeping tears of sorrow as you work it out.
Time to move on, fat, because times are changing.
2. You Only Have One Body
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have left to live.”
Science has yet to advance as far as to transplant your brain into your ideal body. So, you have one body, one place to live. Take care of your body, and it will take care of you.
3. Train Your Whole Self
“The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body and polish the spirit.”
Exercise is tough. Moving the body and taking action is tough. Training tightens the slack in your muscles and fat but also in life. Training and exercise will remind you that you can do anything.
Toughen that body. Polish your spirit. Exercise will reconnect you with the fact that you are strong physically, mentally and spiritually.
4. Reveal Your Glow
“To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.”
When friends and family comment on your glow and how healthy you look, smile with gratitude and pride at how hard you’ve worked. You’re bettering your health, kicking disease risk factors in the butt and adding years to your life.
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5. Better Yourself
“Fitness is not about being better than someone else… It’s about being better than you used to be.”
Working out doesn’t mean you are a narcissist with a huge ego, thinking you’re better than everyone else. Choosing fitness means that you’re investing in your health and vitality, and you’re choosing to peel back the layers of what was and reveal a better and healthier self.
6. Recognize Your Most Precious Assets
“Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.”
Rush, rush, rush. You have no time for exercise. There’s money to be earned and bills to be paid to keep a roof over your head.
You’re providing for a better life for your family, but do you realize there are more precious assets that you hold dear, that your family holds dear? Those are time and health. Don’t let them deplete. Invest in them.
7. Fitness Stimulates Intellectuality
“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.”
–John F. Kennedy
Working out will get your whole body moving and active, including your mind. Ever worked on one activity only to have a brilliant idea about something else? Imagine what you’ll come up with while exercising!
8. Look Beyond Selfies at Your Best Self
“The human body is the best picture of the human soul.”
Forget selfies because the human body is the best picture of a human soul. Wrinkles and rivulets in the skin describe pain and joy, and scars show endurance. Love your body and enjoy that beautiful picture!
9. Maintain Your Quality of Life
“The reason I exercise is the quality of life I enjoy.”
–Kenneth H. Cooper
You’ll always be as young as you feel, but over time, those bones start to ache. To enjoy the quality of life you prefer over time, get out there and exercise.
You’ve worked hard in so many other ways to enjoy a certain quality of life. Don’t slow yourself down by not caring for your body.
10. Walk Your Path
“Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.”
You don’t need to push yourself too hard to get the benefits of exercise. Walking lets you smell the roses while stretching your legs. As you walk further, recognize the metaphor of how you walk the path of your life.
Get up out of that comfortable bed — it’ll be waiting for you when you come back — and enjoy the glow of a great work out!
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