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Inside: Throughout time, inspirational quotes have been used to motivate and encourage people to pursue their dreams and goals, to push through challenges and set backs, and to serve as a reminder that we are capable of achieving greatness if we stay focused and determined. So let’s harness these quotes and use them to get out of our own way and become the strongest version of ourselves!
Do you dread working out sometimes as much as I do?
And honestly, if I were just starting my fitness journey at this stage of my life, I would REALLY struggle because life is BUSY!
But since exercises has been engrained into my very existence since I was 5, I am able to get through those slumps…but not without a little self-motivation and A LOT of self-talk.
This is where motivational quotes come into play…
Since I am a firm believer that the body achieves what the mind believes (hey, there’s one amazing quote already!), repeating these fitness quotes for women on the days you just don’t want to move one single muscle will help get you moving.
And the only workout you will ever regret is the one your didn’t do…HA, theres another one!
So let’s get to my favorite motivational fitness quotes.
Whether you print these out, write them down or add them to your phones voice notes, let these quotes serve as a reminder to never give up on your fitness goals because that is the only way to fail.
For Fit Moms
I workout to keep up with my kids.
Strong moms raise strong families.
Mama said there would be days like this but that’s why I workout.
Just because you’re struggling, doesn’t mean you’re failing.
When you think about giving up, remember who is watching.
I’m becoming the example of what I hope my kids with follow.
Mom’ing is tough, but I’m tougher.
I lift weights to chase toddlers, what’s your superpower?
My favorite part of being a fit mom is being able to keep up with my kids.
My kids may drive me crazy but my workouts keep me sane.
I’m not getting older, I’m getting stronger.
You are in the right place at the right time to take care of your body.
A one-hour workout is easier than pregnancy, labor and recover…you were meant to do hard things!
I will not let age change me but instead, I will change the way I age.
Your body has evolved from a child’s body, a young girl’s body and now a woman’s body. Each stage has made you stronger, more resilient and more capable of anything you want it to be. Embrace the power of your current body and let fitness take you to new heights.
Pregnancy is one of the greatest testaments that your body and mind are stronger than you give it credit for.
If you can make it through months of pregnancy, hours of labor and immense pain, you can make it through a one hour workout.
Fit moms know that taking care of their health and fitness is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. Prioritize your well-being, and watch as your strength and confidence empower you to achieve greatness in all areas of your life.
Everything else falls into place when you put yourself at the top of your to-do list.
Working out is hard. But being unhealthy is harder.
I may not be the strongest. I may not be the fastest. But I WILL be the hardest worker
If tomorrow you’re going to regret quitting, then make the choice today to keep going.
Building strength comes only when things get difficult. Complacency happens when things are easy.
Good things come to those who work for it.
With each new challenge, you’ll gain confidence, resilience, and a greater sense of purpose in your life.
The best workouts are the ones you hate doing but love finishing it.
Fitness Quotes For Women Who Workout
Strong is the new sexy and there is nothing sexier than a healthier body you built to last.
Before quitting ask yourself, can I do one more rep, go for one more minute, go one more day…you are capable of these small steps that will take your goals to the next level.
Stop wasting your energy on worrying what others think and start using it to build a stronger, more resilient body.
Excuses don’t build muscle but hard work and dedication does.
She knew she could so she owned it like a boss.
What seems impossible today will be your warm-up tomorrow.
Tough times don’t last but tough women do.
Workout to improve your mind, not just your body.
Consistency comes from seeing what your body can do rather than what you think it could look like.
Sore today, stronger tomorrow.
The greatest moments in life arise from accomplishing the most challenging tasks.
If you want to go the extra mile, begin by taking the first step.
The definition of a really good workout is smudged lipstick and feeling sticky.
Fitness is one of the most exciting ways to challenge your mind and your body.
Physical strength builds mental toughness.
Strong is the new sexy and there is nothing sexier than a healthier body you built to last.
Fitness is something that can’t be given, it has to be earned, and that’s where the magic happens.
Fitness is 90% mental, 10% physical..If your mind doesn’t believe you can do it, your body won’t either.
It’s okay to not know what you are doing. Fitness is a way of life and part of the journey is learning what works best for you, your body and your lifestyle.
If you hate squats, try deadlifts. If you hate running, try Zumba. If you don’t have time, try HIIT. If you can’t do a push-ups, modify them. If you can’t run, ride a bike. Exercise options are limitless, part of the journey is finding what you love then becoming the best at it!
The best accessory a woman can wear is her own strength that has been built through dedication and consistency to her health and fitness.
Successful women don’t wait for opportunities, they create them. Don’t wait for the perfect time or the perfect body. Take care of your health and fitness journey and watch yourself thrive in every aspect of your life.
Your strength lies in your resilience and willingness to go beyond your comfort zone.
I am thankful for a body that is capable of exercising.
The end of your workout is just the begging of your transformation. Embrace the post-workout high, relish in the feeling of accomplishment and use it to fuel your next session. The work you put in today sets the stage for the gains you will make tomorrow.
Fitness Quotes for Women Who Hate Exercise
Your workout routine is not just a set of exercises. It’s a commitment to yourself. It’s a promise you make to show up, to put in the work, and to push yourself to new heights. It’s the foundation of your strength and the path to your best self.
Physical activity is not a chore but rather a consistent effort in keeping your body and mind strong and resilient.
The thought of extreme sweating and hard breathing is ofter scarier than the actual workout.
Sweat is your body’s way of showing you that hard work is paying off and that you are capable of pushing through discomfort and challenges.
Good days start with good workouts.
Every giant step begins with a small step forward.
Starting your fitness journey is like ripping off a bandaid- the hardest part is taking the first step.
Get comfortable with being uncomfortable- Jillian Michaels
Success in fitness, like anything else, is a matter of willingness.
A killer workout doesn’t kill you, it makes you stronger.
A fitness plan is a commitment to yourself, for yourself.
You may be sore today but you’ll be stronger tomorrow.
When you think of fitness as a journey and not a sprint, you realize there are plenty of days.
When you feel like giving up, remember that every workout gives you an extra boost of strength, confidence and energy you need to tackle your day.
Don’t miss out on the benefits and opportunities that come from pursuing yourself through challenging workouts.
Success in fitness requires laser-like focus-the ability to tune our distractions, stay committed and give 100% in every workout.
Honor your commitment, embrace the journey and let your workout routine be the catalyst for your success.
The best workout is the one that gets your heart pumping and puts a smile on your face.
Life is too short to spend doing workouts you hate. Find what you love and give it 100%.
“Stop wishing. Start doing. And next time you fix your lips to say ‘I wish’, replace it with ‘I will’-Lita Lewis
Motivational Female Fitness Quotes
A true transformation doesn’t begin with a dumbbell, but with a powerful decision made in your mind to become the best version of yourself.
A lot of women want a great body, but only a few are willing to work for it…be the one to do it.
The most important thing you wear is confidence in your own skin.
Great things come to those who work for it.
The best part about being fit is that there is always room to grow.
Movement is medicine. Find an activity that makes you feel alive.
Consistency is key, but so is variety. Mix it up and keep things interested.
Your only limit is the amount of times you say, ‘I can’t’. So start by telling yourself you ‘can’.
Mindset and Mental Toughness
With a mindset focused on the journey rather than the outcome, you become more patient, resilient and willing to embrace setbacks as opportunities for growth.
If you believe in yourself, you’re already halfway to your goals.
The only place to grow is outside of your comfort zone. When we do things we have never done before, we get results we never thought were possible.
The most satisfying pain is the kind earned through hard work.
Strive to become the hardest working person you know.
Weight loss happens as a byproduct of getting stronger-focus on strength not size.
Yes, it’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard. If it was easy, everyone would do it.
Hard is what builds greatness.
Someone busier then you is working out right now.
When you think of fitness as a journey and not a sprint, you realize that sustainable progress takes time and consistency.
Setbacks are opportunities for growth. With a mindset focused on the journey, you can turn obstacles into stepping stone on the path to achieving your fitness greatness.
A mindset focused on the journey sees setbacks as opportunities for growth, not failures.
Physical fitness is not just about changing your body. It’s about feeling good, being strong and living your best life.
Confidence comes from seeing what your body can do, not just what it looks like.
Anyone can start something. Only a few can finish.
Goal-setting and Achievements
Success isn’t just about being great, it’s about being consistently great. When you consistently put in the hard work, success will follow, and greatness will be a natural byproduct of your dedication.
It always feels impossible until you do it.
Fitness is not about being better than someone else, it’s about being better than you used to be.
Set goals that scare you a little, but excite you a lot.
Small goals lead to big wins. Start with baby steps and build from there.
The only thing standing between you and your goal is the story you keep telling yourself. Change the narrative and change your life.
Don’t wait for someone to believe in your dreams, believe in them yourself and make them a reality.
No one can limit you except for yourself. Break free from self-limiting beliefs to watch your body and mind soar.
Success is not a one-time event. It’s a habit. Cultivate a habit of working towards your fitness goals every single day.
It’s not about how fast you reach your goals, it’s about the journey and the person you become along the way.
Perseverance and Determination
The only bad workout is the one you didn’t do. So get up, show up and slay your sweat session like the fierce and strong women you are.
Embrace the pain of today, for it will grant you the strength to conquer tomorrow.
You cannot get where you want to be by staying where you are.
Change does’t happen inside your comfort zone.
You will never know what you are capable of unless you push yourself beyond your limits.
Success is not dependent on being great all the time, but rather on maintaining consistency. By consistently putting in the effort and hard work, success and greatness will follow.
Slow progress is still progress when you remember this is a journey and not a race.
Every drop of sweat is a sign that you are getting closer to where you want to be.
Consistent hard work gains success, in the gym and in your life.
Fitness is a slow process but quitting won’t speed it up.
When you need an extra push to get through your workout, remember that every drop of sweat, every rep, every step is getting you closer to your goals. Keep pushing, keep moving and let your determination fuel your progress.
Your strength is not determined by what you are capable of, but rather by your ability to overcome the challenges you once believed were out of reach.
The measure of your true strength is not in your physical abilities, but more importantly, in your tenacity and determination to overcome adversity.
One of the greatest moments in fitness is realizing that three weeks ago your body couldn’t do what it just did today!
Push yourself because non one else is going to do it for you.
Famous Inspirational Fitness Quotes
“We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” – Jim Rohn
“Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be.” Khloe Kardashian
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan
“The last three or for reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides a champion from someone who is not a champion.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.- Rikki Rogers
“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.”– Napoleon Hill
“The difference between impossible and possible lies in a persons determination”- Tommy Lasorda
“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done”-Thomas Jefferson
“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the story you keep telling yourself that you can’t achieve it.” – Art Williams
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” – Nelson Mandela
A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t-Jack Dempsey.
To be completely honest, if I was starting my fitness journey at this stage of my life, staying consistent, motivated and passionate about exercise would feel impossible.
I would be disingenuous if I simply told you that if I can be fit with four kids and a career, you can too.
Because it’s not true.
I did not start my fitness journey at this challenge stage of my life.
Fitness has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember and my dedication to it has been an ongoing habit that I have developed over time.
It is important to remind yourself that success doesn’t happen overnight and it is not the result of one workout or one healthy day of eating.
It’s the consistent mindfulness and effort you put toward taking care of your body, day in and day out.
Using quotes and affirmations serve as a reminder to never give up, keep going and setbacks are the best part of your journey because they build strength, resilience and the ability to figure out what works best for you!
Brooke is a certified Prenatal and Postnatal Exercise Specialist with a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology-Exercise Science. She is also a mom of 3 girls with more than 15 years of experience in health and fitness. Brooke’s goal at Struggles of a Fit Mom is to help motivate, educate and inspire other busy mamas who struggle with finding time, energy and motivation to take care of themselves in the chaos of motherhood.