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  As much as we understand the benefits of living a healthy and fit life, it can be hard finding the motivation to engage in habits that promote healthy living. You may deal with some resistance when you want to go for a run or hit the gym. This is normal. Our brain has a natural resistance to change.
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However, knowing the health benefits of keeping fit should spur us to overcome resistance no matter how we feel. Whether your goal is to build a stronger body or boost your health through exercise, these wise quotes will inspire you to put in the work required to reach your goals.
  • “To keep winning, I have to keep improving.” – Craig Alexander
  • “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan
  • “I know that if I set my mind to something, even if people are saying I can’t do it, I will achieve it.” – David Beckham
  • “We must appreciate and never underestimate our own inner power.” – Noah Galloway
  • “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali
  • “Our growing softness, our increasing lack of physical fitness, is a menace to our security.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “It’s easier to wake up early in the morning & work out than it is to look in the mirror each day & not like what you see.” —​Unknown
  • ”Sore today, strong tomorrow.” —​Tone It Up
  • “It hurts now but one day it will be your warm-up.” —​Unknown
  • “When you feel like stopping think about why you started” —​Unknown

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  • “If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied.” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
  • “There comes a certain point in life when you have to stop blaming other people for how you feel or the misfortunes in your life. You can’t go through life obsessing about what might have been.” – Hugh Jackman
  • “I will sacrifice whatever is necessary to be the best.” – J.J. Watt
  • “Most people give up right before the big break comes — don’t let that person be you.” – Michael Boyle
  • “I feel an endless need to learn, to improve, to evolve — not only to please the coach and the fans — but also to feel satisfied with myself.” – Cristiano Ronaldo
  • “You’re going to have to let it hurt. Let it suck. The harder you work, the better you will look. Your appearance isn’t parallel to how heavy you lift, it’s parallel to how hard you work.” – Joe Manganiello
  • “You have to push past your perceived limits, push past that point you thought was as far as you can go.” – Drew Brees
  • “If you ain’t pissed off for greatness, that just means you’re okay with being mediocre.” – Ray Lewis
  • “You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.” – Michael Phelps
  • “When you have a clear vision of your goal, it’s easier to take the first step toward it.” – L.L. Cool J
  • “I was never a natural athlete, but I paid my dues in sweat and concentration, and took the time necessary to learn karate and became a world champion.” – Chuck Norris
  • “Your health account, your bank account, they’re the same thing. The more you put in, the more you can take out. Exercise is king and nutrition is queen. Together you have a kingdom.” – Jack LaLanne
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This article was first published on 15th November 2020 and updated on March 11th, 2021 at 5:11 pm


My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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