When an inspirational quote resonates with you, it can help motivate you and help you focus on your values, your personal commitments, even on your to fitness and exercise.
Here are 12 quotes that will make you want to get outside, go for a run, and move your body. Whether you’re a casual gym-goer, an avid endurance athlete, or someone in between, everyone needs a motivational jolt once in a while. Print off the entire list, jot your favorites on sticky notes, or bookmark this page to revisit whenever you need an extra dose of motivation.
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” - Jim Ryun
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” - Earl Nightingale.
“The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen.” - Unknown
“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” - Karen Lamb
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'” - Muhammed Ali
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” - Michael Jordan
“When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.” - Unknown
"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver." - Mahatma Gandhi
“I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” - Serena Williams
“No matter how slow you go, you’re still lapping everyone on the couch.” - Unknown
“Every journey begins with a single step.” - Maya Angelou