As someone who’s been going on and off with their fitness journey, I know that the hardest part of sticking to a routine is starting one. It takes a lot of patience (with yourself) and pep talks (from you to you). As a writer/editor, I’m naturally drawn to words. So it goes without saying that workout quotes help me psyche myself up on days where I just want to lay down and get lazy.

No matter what you do or you’re interested in, though, words will always help when they need to. And if you feel like you need a little push towards your fitness goals, here are some workout quotes that will keep you motivated.

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Workout Quotes for determination

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” ― Vince Lombardi

“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.” ― Leonard Cohen

“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” ― Barack Obama

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“If you try anything, if you try to lose weight, or to improve yourself, or to love, or to make the world a better place, you have already achieved something wonderful, before you even begin. Forget failure. If things don’t work out the way you want, hold your head up high and be proud. And try again. And again. And again!” ― Sarah Dessen

“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Workout quotes for motivation

“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ― Confucius

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ” ― Walt Disney

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“The groundwork for all happiness is good health.” – Leigh Hunt

“The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.” – Morihei Ueshiba

“Nothing will work unless you do.” — Maya Angelou

I hope these workout quotes help you get up and move it!

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