Half—okay, almost all—of the battle of getting yourself to the gym or the farmer’s market is physically getting there. The right kind of weight loss motivation is key for getting these kinds of things done, because it’s way more difficult to pick up healthy habits in the first place than it is to continue once you’ve already begun. If you’re in desperate need of a little extra push to put you on the right path, we’ve got the perfect motivational phrases to rev up your engine. It’s go time, so print these out and put them on your wall … or your fridge, if you’re really serious.
Don’t wish for a good body, work for it.
You can pine for that strong, fit body all you want from the comfort of your couch, but there’s no way to attain it without making the effort.
You’re not going to get the butt you want by sitting on it.
Quit coveting that lingerie model’s butt and focus on your squats instead.
It never gets easier. You just get better.
Everything is difficult at first before you get the hang of it, and exercise is no different.
Make your body the sexiest outfit you own.
Nothing compares to the feeling of being comfortable in your own skin, whether you’re wearing your favorite dress or not wearing anything at all.
Sweat is your fat crying.
Think of this the next time you’re wiping it away from your forehead.
Commitment is pushing yourself when no one else is around.
Whether you have a personal trainer or an exercise instructor or you’re flying solo, be your own fitness hero.
Be stronger than your excuses.
If your excuses for not going to the gym outnumber your visits to the gym, then you’re doing it wrong. “Excuses” are just that—they excuse you from what you should be doing.
You don’t have to go fast. You just have to go.
It doesn’t matter if you run four miles or walk them, so long as you do something.
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