As part of my Ambassadorship with fitmixer*, we were charged with sharing an inspirational quote or saying that is related to fitness and/or healthy living and then say WHY we find it so inspiring.
That was the assignment.
You see – I don’t really LOVE quotes.
I know. I know. I know!
How on Earth do I make it through the day without some words or phrases to prompt me forward. Make me push. Dig deep. Just Do It.
Your mom works it.
Uhhh…not really all that much. I’m eating ice cream right now.
The truth is: the best quotes I know of come from The Princess Bride or my kids. They’re the funny ones…quotes that have absolutely nothing to do with anything relative to the conversation you were just having. THOSE are my favorite words. THOSE are my favorite quotes**.
I just so happen to be in looooove with Pinterest (follow me!) and while I don’t think that any quote is life changing or THAT impactful, I have pinned a few fitness-related quotes that made me stop and think (enough to pin them at least).
Fitness + Inspiration = Fitspiration!
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I think the biggest thing that ALL of these quotes have in common is that they are highly personal. Fitness isn’t a “one size fits all” endeavor. I feel like we should know that by now. Just like with food, what works for one, might be disastrous for another. I can’t go on diets – I don’t allow myself to go there. But some people THRIVE on diets and food challenges.
Fitness is very similar. YOU set the goals. YOU do the work. If you’re overweight, it’s probably not because of what someone else is doing. If you want to gain strength, YOU start lifting weights.
YOU. Very personal.
Finding what works for MY body has been one of my biggest challenges. RIGHT NOW, it’s HIIT and Bootcamp classes. A year ago, it was running.
I see great beauty in that adventure. That very PERSONAL journey is what keeps me motivated!
I actually can’t wait to see where I land.
The journey is my inspiration.
Be sure to head over to the fitmixer website to share your favorite quote or saying and enter to win the monthly fitmixer giveaway!
QUESTION: Do you have a favorite “fitspirational” quote? How do you keep yourself motivated when it comes to working out?
*This post is part of my ongoing sponsorship with fitmixer as one of their Ambassadors. All opinions are 100% mine.
**Actually, my favorite quote is from Star Wars V when Leia is being a B and Han yells back at her, “You could use a good kiss!” Gets me every time!