Your summer body is waiting.
Have you been feeling discouraged, unmotivated and flat out uninspired when it comes to your fitness and workout routine? You’re not alone in this journey of unwanted feelings, my friends. Once you slip out of a routine that includes going to the gym regularly, it feels ten times harder to get back into the groove.
Do not beat yourself up for not going to the gym as frequently as you wish. All of the greatest athletes have most likely struggled with the same issues that you are facing. However, sitting in your room and feeling sorry for yourself will not help better your situation.
Instead, try using some motivational fitness quotes and exercise memes to help you get inspired to get your body back in shape and ready for Summer.
Maybe your finances aren’t doing so well this year, and it is preventing you from signing up to yet another expensive gym. There are plenty of cheaper alternatives to help you ease back into a routine! Start by buying a couple of weights to keep in your room (or wherever you’re most comfortable working out) and challenge yourself to spend 15 minutes doing a few exercises. You can also go to a nearby park and run a couple of laps to get a good cardio workout in.
There are many options besides dedicating your time and money into a gym. Once you feel like you can push yourself a bit harder and start going harder, that’s when you should transition back into the gym.
If you’re the type of person who needs to hear or see motivation from someone else, look no further. I’ve compiled 50 motivational fitness quotes to help ease you into a steady gym routine.
1. Push your mind and the body will follow.
“Your fitness is 100% mental. Your body won’t go where your mind doesn’t push it.”— Unknown
2. Do you want it?
“You have to want it. You have to plan for it. You have to fit it into a busy day. You have to be mentally tough and use others to help you. The hard part isn’t getting your body in shape, the hard part is getting your mind in shape.” — Amby Burfoot
3. Girl, you’re thicker than a bowl of oatmeal.
“You don’t get the a-- you want by sitting on it.” Unknown
4 Do not settle!
“A lot of women like to be super tiny, but I don’t want a child’s body. I want a woman’s body that is extremely fit.” — Ashley Greene
5. Have you woke up yet?
“Actually, I just woke up one day and decided I didn’t want to feel like that anymore, or ever again. So I changed. Just like that.” — Unknown
6. Breathe in, breathe out.
“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.” — Eric Thomas
7. Don’t let them win!
“When you want to give up, just think of who would love to see you fail. Don’t give them that pleasure.” — Unknown
8. Believe in yourself.
“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does- that makes you a winner right there.” — Venus Williams
9. Leg day is a killer.
“Walk in strong. Crawl out stronger.” — Unknown
10. Do you like what you see?
“It’s easier to wake up early and work out than it is to look in the mirror each day and not like what you see.” — Jayne Cox
11. We’re not harsh, we’re concerned!
“Wake up! You gotta go to the gym.” — Unknown
12. It starts today.
“Today is your day. To start fresh. To eat fresh. To train hard. To live healthy. To be proud.” — Bonnie Pfiester
13. Put your best foot forward.
“Today I will do what others won’t… so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.” — Unknown
14. It costs zero dollars for this kind of therapy.
“For me, exercise is more than just physical- it’s therapeutic.” — Michelle Obama
15. Be your number one supporter.
“Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Mind. Body. Spirit.” — Unknown
16. Are you in control?
“Success at anything will always come down to this: focus and effort. And we control both.” — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
17. Take it the healthy route!
“I will not starve for this, but I will work hard for this. It may take longer doing it the healthy and right way. But it will last longer this way. It will be better. And I will be happy. Happy and beautiful.” — Unknown
18. Climb the mountain you were once afraid of.
“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” — Ashley Greene
19. Work it, girl!
“Make your body the sexiest outfit you own.” — Unknown
20. Crush every day!
“Set some goals, then demolish them.” — Unknown
21. Be the change you want to see
“It is a shame for a woman to grow old without ever seeing the strength and beauty of which her body is capable.” — Socrates
22. Keep moving forward.
“Run when you can. Walk if you have to. Crawl if you must; just never give up.” — Dean Karnazes
23. Enjoy your downtime!
“Rest. (it’s part of the program!) Remember, muscles are torn in the gym, fed in the kitchen and built in bed.” —Unknown
24. It’ll be worth the pain in the long run.
“No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening- it is painful! But afterward, there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.” — Hebrews 12:11
25. Don’t let the silence affect your game!
“Even if nobody believes in me, supports me, or recognizes my effort… I’ll keep going.” — Unknown
26. We’ll be back, to the gym.
“The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides a champion from someone who is not a champion.” — Arnold Schwarzenegger
27. Lift until you can’t anymore.
“If you think lifting is dangerous, try being weak. Being weak is dangerous.” — Bret Contreras
28. Let’s get to it!
“The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”— Vidal Sassoon
29. Time waits for no one.
“The clock is ticking. Are you becoming the person you want to be?”— Greg Plitt
30. Bruce Lee stan account.
“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”— Bruce Lee
31. It’s about to get real!
“You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.”— Michael Jordan
32. Take your first step today.
“Action is the foundational key to all success.”— Pablo Picasso
33. Do not let anyone reach your goal before you do.
“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”— Abraham Lincoln
34. Don’t just say it, do it!
“Well done is better than well said.”— Benjamin Franklin
35. Be courageous!
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”— Walt Disney
36. Your legs hurt? That’s too bad.
“A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t.”— Jack Dempsey
37. Keep pushing!
“What hurts today makes you stronger tomorrow.”— Jay Cutler
38. Train your mind.
“You have to think it before you can do it. The mind is what makes it all possible.”— Kai Greene
39. Make the most of every workout!
“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”— John Wooden
40. Don’t lose sight of the vision.
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”— Winston Churchill
41. Step outside, the view is great!
“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.”— Michael John Boback
42. Keep yourself busy.
“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”— Henry David Thoreau
43. Motivation gets you started.
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”— Jim Ryun
44. Glow on!
“To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.”— Gene Tunney
45. You’re your only competition.
“Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be.”— Khloe Kardashian
46. Keep your temple clean.
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.”— Jim Rohn
47. Build your kingdom!
“Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.”— Jack LaLanne
48. Suffer now, thrive later.
“I hate every minute of training. But I said, don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”— Mohammad Ali
49. Fitness is the key to success.
"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, but it is also the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity."— John F. Kennedy
50. Be thankful for your accomplishments.
“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”— Sean Patrick Flanery
Destiny Duprey is a writer who covers music, self-care, and religion.