Working out is one of my favorite ways to de-stress, and these favorite motivational workout quotes I found in Women’s Health Magazine a little bit of time ago really help me power through when I want to give up. Working out increases your physical and mental health. Each time you push past your previous level of strength or endurance, you’re giving yourself a free self esteem boost, along with seriously strong muscles both mentally and physically. Working out is a great way to prevent disease, lose or maintain weight, gain strength, develop lean muscles, increase your flexibility, work your heart and prevent bone loss. Next time you’re thinking about quitting halfway through your workout, or feel afraid to push to a new level, try some of the following situations with specific motivational quotes for each one that always work for me.
One of the best times to use these motivational workout quotes is when you’re considering working out at all, such as first thing in the morning, or late at night when you get off work. Here’s my favorite quote for this situation, which gets my booty in gear every time: "I never regret it when I do it, but I always regret it when I don't."
When you’re up against a new workout, sometimes it can be embarrassing in front of other people, or uncomfortable because you’re not familiar with the workout itself. To combat this fear of the unknown, here’s my go to quote: "Don't judge it, just do it."
Running uphill is certainly a time when motivational workout quotes come in handy. I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve huffed and puffed my way up a hill with a quote in the back of my mind. I recently found this funny quote that keeps me lighthearted and gives me a good laugh that pushes me through: "Kill…Kill…Kill. The. Hill." (You say the words to match your feet hitting the ground, and it creates a rhythm for you to fall into. A little violent, but hey, it works.)
The following quote is from an associate editor from Women’s Health Magazine, and I find it hilarious but so true! No one can work out for you, nor can anyone tone your booty, or any other body part you have, but you! Take responsibility and try this perspective: "If you don't focus on your butt, no one else will." -- Cristina Goyanes, 27, Women's Health associate editor, New York City
In some of my most trying personal times, working out has literally saved my life. Releasing emotions through nonviolent physical action is such a healthy way to develop your inner strength. It gives you a physical reminder that you are stronger than you imagine. Here’s my favorite quote for this scenario: "A strong outside strengthens the inside."
When you want to pull your hair out and scream at the top of your lungs from anger, stress or hurt, then go for a run or intense cardio session, or a nice strength training session. Repeat the following quote that I happen to love, until you literally perform this action: "Push the stress out!"
Maybe you need a visual image to get you through a workout. I’ve got the perfect quote for you in this case, especially a yoga session. I love using this repetitive quote to remind me of why I work out in the first place: "Strong, lean and long, strong, lean and long, strong, lean and long…strong, lean, long…thin, strong, lean, long…"
So, what quotes do you use to get you through your grunt sessions? I want to hear 'em, ladies! Share the workout love and sound off on your favorites!
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