Hoping to shed some pounds this year? Finding motivation can be tough, especially if you are just starting out. A simple reminder of why you made weight loss a priority this year is all it takes to find that extra spark of determination. To guide you on your journey, here are 10 motivational fitness quotes to keep you inspired and going strong throughout 2019!
- Create Healthy Habits, Not Restrictions
We all know that sticking to a healthy diet is crucial to seeing those pounds slip away. But sometimes your perception of your diet gets in the way of your success. If you see the meal in front of you as a restriction, you won’t enjoy it as much. Instead of zeroing in on the details of your meal, why not focus on creating a healthier habit? Did you choose a better option for breakfast than usual? Did you pass on that dessert? Making better choices leads to a healthier lifestyle.
- The Only Bad Workout Is The One You Didn’t Do
If you’re just beginning your fitness journey, the first few weeks of hitting the gym can seem overwhelming (and sometimes downright intimidating). You may be thinking, “does everyone know what they’re doing here except for me?”. Don’t. Give. Up. Even if you have 2-3 staple exercises as part of your trip to the gym, you are making progress. Try slowly increasing your speed or distance on the treadmill. Try some basic strength exercises. And remember: progress happens over time; you’ve just got to stick to it! Try working with a personal trainer to get on track.
- If It Doesn’t Challenge You, It Doesn’t Change You
Making a commitment to stick to a healthier lifestyle isn’t easy. Sometimes it may seem impossible. But always remember that challenging workouts are difficult because they are changing your body. If you’re not sure where to start, try enrolling in one of our group classes. The classes are designed to motivate and challenge you. Best of all, they are designed for participants of all levels.
- When You Think About Quitting, Remember Why You Started
There may come a time where a workout is particularly challenging, or an over-indulgence on the weekend makes you feel like calling it quits. In those moments, it’s most important to remember why you started this journey.
- Be Strong, You Never Know Who You Are Inspiring
Whether you’re taking a personal journey to a healthier lifestyle or you’ve made a commitment through a challenge group, remember to stay strong. There are people out there rooting for you, and encouraging your success. You may inspire someone to make a change in their life as well.
- Slow Progress Is Better Than No Progress
It’s your first week at the gym. You’ve tried a new studio class. You’ve walked a few miles on the treadmill. You’ve tried some new exercises. And then you step on the scale… Did you expect the number to be lower? Now is not the time to feel discouraged. Each time you step through your health club’s doors you are making a commitment to a better you. Progress may be slow, but results happen when you stay consistent.
- Just Because You Aren’t Where They Are Does Not Mean You Don’t Have What It Takes
It’s easy to watch other people at the gym pushing through a set of pull ups and feel a little pang of discouragement. Remember that everyone had to start out somewhere. And you have a team of people at your health club who want you to succeed. So lace up those sneakers, and remember what’s important.
- Nothing Happens Overnight
Making a commitment to slim down isn’t something that happens overnight. It is a transformation into a brand-new lifestyle. The change you are looking for is within reach.
- I Am The Greatest, I Said That Even Before I Knew I Was – Muhammad Ali
You are the greatest. You are living a healthy lifestyle. You go to the gym regularly. Say these things to yourself, believe them, and then act on them, and watch the pounds fall away. And remember these important tips.
- One Small Positive Thought In The Morning Can Change Your Whole Day
If you’re not a morning person, you aren’t alone. But one small thought, and one small change every day in the morning will jumpstart your weight loss success. Try waking up an hour earlier and hitting the gym for 30 minutes. Morning workouts not only help to prevent craving, but the gym tends to be less busy, so you can get to the equipment that you want. Your fitness journey starts here.