So, one of the biggest problems that people have with exercise is the motivation to do it.  Whether they be novice or experienced, everyone struggles with the get up and go mentality periodically.  So, I thought that I would just provide some motivational sayings, quotes, etc. that I have found over the years.  You can take from it what you will, and admittedly some are pretty cheesy, but they’re there for your perusal.  Enjoy!

Strive for progress, not perfection -unknown -(I really like this one).

Energy and persistence conquer all things (Benjamin Franklin)

Insanity: Doing the same thing over again and expecting different results -Einstein (I use this all the time in my classes and lectures).

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. (Jim Ryan)

The finish line is just the beginning of a whole new race. -Unknown (great for someone who has just achieved one set of goals and is having a hard time continuing on).

Clear your mind of can’t. -Samuel Johnson (another fave)

Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness. -Earl of Derby

A man’s health can be judged by which he takes two at a time pills or stairs. -Joan Wels

Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it. -Plato

Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body;
it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. -John F. Kennedy

Advertisements