We all need a little encouragement at some point during our fitness journey.
Maybe you’re struggling with motivation or you might feel as though you aren’t making progress as quickly as you would like. Sometimes you just need a little reminder that you’re doing your best.
To help motivate you through this week, I’ve put together some of my favourite quotes that will inspire you to keep pushing!
I hope these quotes help to encourage you to keep going with your fitness journey!
Be proud of yourself for how hard you’re trying.
When starting out on a fitness journey, it is easy to focus solely on how far you have left to go. How much weight you still have to lose, how many more workouts you have to do this week or even how many minutes you still have during a session.
The problem with this is we often lose sight of what we’ve achieved so far. Take a moment at the end of a workout to celebrate you and every achievement you have made throughout your journey! Be proud of yourself for putting your health first and making a positive lifestyle change. After all, small changes lead to big results!
The distance between where you are and where you want to be is shorter than you think.
If you need a quote to keep you going next time you workout, think of this one!
When you’re working towards a goal, sometimes all you can see is each individual step laid out in front of you. It can feel overwhelming! Instead of thinking about how many steps you need to take, start looking at just the two steps in front of you. The gap from where you are now to that step is much smaller — so focus on reaching that second step.
Once you reach it, focus on the next gap and achieving that milestone.
When you break your goals down into small steps, the distance doesn’t seem so great. Making even a small change now helps you to get closer to your long-term goals. Trust me, they come around faster than you might think!
Your body won’t go where your mind doesn’t push it.
Your mind has so much power! When you make the decision to do something beyond your comfort zone — whether that’s trying a new workout style or learning how to do a box jump — you’ll learn how it feels to achieve something because you really pushed yourself.
This quote can help you keep going when you want to give up and it can also help to motivate you to start!
Exercise is a blessing. Not a chore.
I’m sure pretty much all of us have complained about doing our workout at some point in our lives. I love that this quote reminds us how lucky we are to be able to move our bodies and to work on our health.
Exercise shouldn’t feel like a chore. When you find something that you genuinely love doing, it will be so much easier to make exercise a part of your routine.
You get what you work for.
You might have seen people posting “I wish” posts all over social media, or in comments sections of their fitspo idols on Instagram. You have even done it when I post photos on the forum before a session.
We need to remember that wishing doesn’t bring us closer to what we want. When you work towards your goals, that’s when you have the power to achieve real things! Whether you want to get stronger, get fitter, or any goal — if you want to achieve it, make it happen for yourself!
The best view comes after the hardest climb.
You know those moments during one of our tougher workouts when your not sure you could go 2 more minutes, and your thinking you could just quit? Next time it happens, I want you to remember this quote. Even if finishing those last two minutes means you have to slow down to a walk, think of how good it will feel when you finish, knowing that you didn’t give up. It feels like an even bigger victory because you didn’t allow yourself to quit.
Make yourself a priority.
Hopefully by now its pretty clear that I’m a male, but over the last few years I’ve sent a lot of time around women, so I’m going to put myself in your shoes for a minute. I think often, as women, we can become used to putting everyone else first. We worry about our friends, family, partners, co-workers, pets — the list goes on.
I’ve often heard people say you need to be ‘selfish’ with your time. While I understand the intention, I don’t want people to associate negative terms or behaviour with their health. I want you to make your health a priority because that’s how you can ensure you are caring for YOURSELF. Regular exercise has so many benefits for your physical and mental health — so making time for a workout is really important!
Motivational quotes to keep going
If you wake up one day this week and feel tempted to skip your workout, I want you to come back and read these quotes.
Repeating these to yourself can help you develop a more determined mindset, helping you to commit to your fitness journey and to your health. I hope this email can help you out if you’re hitting a wall and struggling with the big change to your lifestyle.
I’m always a quick message or call away if you need a helping hand.
(I’ve also attached this week’s training timetable, the meal plan and the lifestyle guide in case you missed them in earlier emails.)