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49 game-changing female fitness quotes


It can be difficult to drag yourself out of bed and hit the gym or go for a run in the morning.

Many runners and gym-goers like to refer to female fitness quotes to get them pumped ahead of a workout.

We all know it can be hard to find the motivation to exercise.

When you have a family to look after, a full-time job, or a never-ending list of chores to do, the last thing you want to do is exercise.

There have been lots of studies on the link between motivation and exercise over the years to try and determine the key to a successful workout.

Research on exercise motivation from the perspective of self-determination has grown considerably.

Motivational quotes for women have become so popular over the last few years.

So if you’re looking to get inspired ahead of your next run or workout, in this article we’ll share 49 game-changing female fitness quotes.

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49 game-changing female fitness quotes

#1 “The body achieves what the mind believes.”

#2 “Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than what you used to be.”

#3 “The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen.”

#4 “What seems impossible today will one day be your warm-up.”

#5 “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”

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#6 “Willpower is like a muscle. The more frequently you train it, the stronger it gets.”

#7 “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”

#8 “Tough times don’t last but tough people do.”

#9 “Exercise not only changes your body. It changes your mind, your attitude and your mood.”

#10 “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”

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#11 “Fit is not a destination. It’s a way of life.”

#12 “Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching your goal.”

#13 “Slow progress is better than no progress. Stay positive and don’t give up.”

#14 “Fitness is a way of life.”

#15 “Results happen over time, not overnight. Work hard, stay consistent and be patient.”

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#16 “Commit to be fit.”

#17 “Don’t quit.”

#18 “Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.”

#19 “Believe you’re born to achieve great things.”

#20 “Hustle for that muscle.”

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#21 “I want to see what happens if I don’t give up.”

#22 “It’s a slow process, but quitting won’t speed it up.”

#23 “Don’t wish for it, work for it.”

#24 “Muscles are torn in the gym, fed in the kitchen and built in the bed.”

#25 “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”

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#26 “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.”

#27 “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

#28 “To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.”

#29 “Nothing will work unless you do.”

#30 “Striving to be better than you were yesterday is the best competition.”

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#31 “Your health is an investment, not an expense.”

#32 “Yes you can.”

#33 “You can’t put a limit on anything.”

#34 “Life has its ups and downs. We call them squats.”

#35 “The key to success is to start before you’re ready.”

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#36 “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”

#37 “You may be disappointed if you fall, but you will be doomed if you don’t try.”

#38 “When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.”

#39 “Success doesn’t start in the gym, it starts in your mind.”

#40 “If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up.”

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#41 “Dreams don’t work unless you do.”

#42 “Be stronger than your excuse.”

#43 “Don’t be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed.”

#44 “Strive for progress not perfection.”

#45 “Every day is a new beginning. Take a deep breath and start again.”

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#46 “No matter how slow your progress, you’re still lapping everyone on the couch.”

#47 “Being fit and healthy isn’t a fad or trend, it’s a lifestyle.”

#48 “The only bad workout is the one you didn’t do.”

#49 “Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, just pretend that you do and at some point, you will.”

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Caroline Geoghegan