Quotes to motivate you...

“Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do”
– John Wooden, UCLA Basketball Coach

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

“If we are creating ourselves all the time, then it is never too late to begin creating the bodies we want instead of the ones we mistakenly assume we are stuck with.”
- Deepak Chopra

Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate. The world wasn't formed in a day, and neither were we. Set small goals and build upon them. - Lee Haney

“The real person you are is revealed in the moments when you’re certain no other person is watching. When no one is watching, you are driven by what you expect of yourself.”
- Ralph S. Marston, Jr.

Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, Victory however long and hard the road may be; For without victory there is no survival.
- Winston Churchill

“So long as there is breath in me, that long I will persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles on success; if I persist long enough I will win.”
- Og Mandino

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
- St. Francis of Assisi

“You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself to be.”
- Lou Holtz

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
- Dave Barry

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
- Mark Twain

We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
- Anthony Robbins

"How long should you try? Until."
- Jim Rohn

The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself.
- Deepak Chopra

"The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual."
- Samuel Smiles

"Let us remember that, as much has been given to us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds."
- Theodore Roosevelt

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

“The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think and what you do is who you become.”
- Heraclitus

The mind unlearns with difficulty what it has long learned.
- Seneca

Personal power is the ability to take action.
- Anthony Robbins

"If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance."
- Andrea Boydston

Human emotions go up and down all the time, but commitment has to be rock solid.
- John C. Maxwell

"Prevention is better than cure."
- Desiderius Erasmus

"Hard work beats talent when talent refuses to work hard"
- Dorian Yates

Courage to carry on despite what others say or do is the mark of true commitment and inner perseverance.
- Byron Pulsifer

Age doesn't matter, unless you're cheese.
- Jean Paul Richter

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
- Jim Rohn

"Complaining doesn't change a thing only taking action does."
- Byron Pulsifer

In everything we do, our own thoughts can help us succeed, or they can help us fail. Maintain a positive attitude.
- Catherine Pulsifer

All the advice in the world will never help you until you help yourself.
- Fred Van Amburgh

We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.
- Roderick Thorp

We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
- Anthony Robbins

“Don’t wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater.”
- Mary Manin Morrissey

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

“The best and most efficient pharmacy is within your own system.”
- Robert C. Peale

Time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.
- Denis Waitley

Learn to relax. Your body is precious, as it houses your mind and spirit. Inner peace begins with a relaxed body.
– Norman Vincent Peale

Don't get so stuck in your ways that you can't change.
- Sam Walton

Fitness- if it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body.
- Cher

The root of all health is in the brain. The trunk of it is in emotion. The branches and leaves are the body. The flower of health blooms when all parts work together.
- Kurdish Saying

Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;... and not today's pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man.
- James H. West

“Today, more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies and lack of physical exercise.”
- Mike Adams

“People say that losing weight is no walk in the park. When I hear that I think, yeah, that's the problem.”
- Chris Adams

“We can choose how we want to feel, by choosing how we behave. WE FEEL THE WAY WE BEHAVE. So if you don’t like the way you feel, then change your behavior.”
- Thomas D. Willhite

“Water is the most neglected nutrient in your diet, but one of the most vital”
- Julia Child

People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
- Bob Dylan

“It’s bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children’s health than the pediatrician.”
- Meryl Streep

“True healthcare reform starts in your kitchen, not in Washington”
- Anonymous

“The start is what stops most people.”
- Don Shula

Rather than thinking "if and when", start doing, take action, stop talking about "if and when".
- Catherine Pulsifer

"We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment."
- Jim Rohn

"We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.
- Goethe

Here's to your good health, and your family's good health, and may you all live long and prosper.
- Washington Irving

"Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility."
- Albert Enstein

“As you think, so shall you become.”
- Bruce Lee

“In general, mankind, since the improvement in cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.”
- Benjamin Franklin

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
- Spanish Proverb

“Each day is a new life. Seize it. Live it.”
- David Guy Powers

“You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you’ve collected a lot of empty yesterdays.”
- Professor Harold Hill (The Music Man)

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
- Winston Churchill

Physical activity is an excellent stress-buster and provides other health benefits as well. It also can improve your mood and self-image.
- Jon Wickham

Hear your heart. Heart your health.
- Faith Seehill

“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.”
- Carol Welch

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.”
- Thomas Edison

“Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backward, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck.”
- Author Unknown

“Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.”
- Hippocrates

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you. Don't listen to them. The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

"The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself."
- Benjamin Franklin

“The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.”
- William James

“Building a habit is the process of educating the subconscious. I have said that you are responsible for changing those attitudes you do not like…and that you can do this by changing the attitude (feeling) itself or by changing your behavior.”
- Thomas D. Willhite

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.
- John F. Kennedy

“Most diseases are the result of medication which has been prescribed to relieve and take away a beneficiant and warning symptom on the part of Nature.”
- Elbert Hubbard

“Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them.”
- Norman Vincent Peale

“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.”
- Bruce Barton

“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.”
- Earl Nightingale

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them every day begin the task anew.”
- St Francis De Sales

“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”
-Rocky Balboa

“There is no Challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself. ”
- Michael F. Staley

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.”
- Jim Rohn

“Are you one of the few who writes his own destiny? I hope so. I hope you will have the joy and thrill of waking up to a day you create the way you choose to create it. To me this is happiness: not wealth nor power nor fame but, instead, the inner strength to say, “I did it my way…and am glad for it.”
- Thomas D. Willhite

“When I thought I couldn’t go on, I forced myself to keep going. My success is based on persistence, not luck.”
- Estee Lauder

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”
- Unknown

“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.”
- Deepak Chopra

“You don’t have to change that much for it to make a great deal of difference. A few simple disciplines can have a major impact on how your life works out in the next 90 days, let alone in the next 12 months or the next 3 years.”
-Jim Rohn

“I knew from feelings that I had to do something. And I did it. And I did it well. I did what made me feel better tomorrow even though it was very, very painful at the time. The result was beneficial. Doing those things today that feel good tomorrow.”
- Thomas D. Willhite

“Every worthwhile accomplishment has a price tag attached to it. The question is always whether you are willing to pay the price to attain it – in hard work, sacrifice, patience, faith, and endurance.”
- John C. Maxwell

“I am willing to put myself through anything; temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level. I am interested in the unknown, and the only path to the unknown is through breaking barriers, an often painful process.”
- Diane Nyad

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t
.” - Jerry Rice

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you always got.
- Mark Twain

I trust my intuition to deliver powerful visions of my inspired future, and I empower my intent to transform those visions into reality.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.
- Anonymous

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

I Act with Bold Courage - Taking inspiration from the powerful vision of my future, I boldly set sail with courage and intent. I hold my course with focused attention and relentless commitment, as I weather the storms of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Commit to CANI! -- Constant And Never-ending Improvement"
- Anthony Robbins

"Whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery."
-Anne Frank

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
- William Shakespeare

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work.
- Oprah Winfrey

"In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves? self-discipline with all of them came first."
- Harry S. Truman

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

The legacy of your life may not be a great achievement or superior success. It may simply be the support you've provided to another whose completed canvas will be your finest eulogy - someone you helped perhaps when you were having tough times in your own life.
- Gina Mohammed, PhD

Remember you can make yourself sick or well by the habitual thoughts you think. Don't drain back into your body the disease thoughts of your mind.
- Norman Vincent Peale

We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them.
- William Arthur Ward

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

Success in life comes to those who simply refuse to give up; individuals with vision so strong that obstacles, failure and loss only act as teachings.
- Silken Laumann

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.
- Michael Jordan

"Never complain of that of which it is at all times in your power to rid yourself."
- Adam Smith

"Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible. "
- Cadet Maxim

"Promise me you'll always remember: you're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
- A.A. Milne, Winne the Pooh

A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.
- Denis Waitley

"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."
- Nelson Mandela

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none."
- Benjamin Franklin

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
- Denis Waitley

"A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself."
- Axel Munthe

"Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be."
- Karen Ravn

"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."
- Henry Ford

"Laughter is one of the best medicines around for relieving stress and for creating a more healthy spirit. And, one of the greatest aspects is that it is totally free and can be done by anyone."
- Byron Pulsifer

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
- Buddha

Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are capable of greater things than we realize.
- Norman Vincent Peale

If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.
- Jim Rohn

"When an archer misses the mark, he turns and looks for the fault within himself. Failure to hit the bulls-eye is never the fault of the target. To improve your aim - improve yourself."
- Glibert Arland, A Father's Book of Wisdom

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain."
- Maya Angelou

In achieving your goals, you may run into roadblocks. Don't let that stop you, go around, over, or under. If you are committed to your goal you will find a way.
- Catherine Pulsifer

Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
- Groucho Marx

"To focus on the people who do not like you and the things you cannot change is like climbing an infinite mountain; instead focus on the people who love you and the things you can change and you will find you can move mountains!"
- Michelle Ghislaine Ambler

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
-Vince Lombardi

"Everyone can think of the one thing that would make life better for them. But people are not so quick to answer the second question: 'What are you doing to make that change come true'."
- Catherine Pulsifer

"It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

"We all find ourselves in situations that at times seem hopeless. And, we all have the choice to do nothing or take action."
- Catherine Pulsifer

In everything we do, our own thoughts can help us succeed, or they can help us fail. Maintain a positive attitude.
- Catherine Pulsifer

It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right!
- Henry Ford

It is not good for all our wishes to be filled; through sickness we recognize the value of health; through evil, the value of good; through hunger, the value of food; through exertion, the value of rest.
- Greek Proverb

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.
- Wayne Dyer

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Clear your mind of can’t.
- Samuel Johnson

What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
- Alexander Graham Bell

If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
- Rosalyn Carter

Health and Healing can only begin when you believe in it and when you feel you are worthy of it.
- Jurine Lewis

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude."
- Denis Waitley

It's kind of overwhelming right now, ... I can barely walk. I'm tired and sore, but really happy to have finished.
- Chris Connelly

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.
- Mark Twain

"Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground."
- Theodore Roosevelt

The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.
- Bruce Lee

"Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better."
- Emile Coue

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."
- Confucius

What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.
- Andre Agassi

Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experiences, so that you can make the most of an opportunity when it occurs.
- Mario Andretti

I believe every person has the ability to achieve something important, and with that in mind I regard everyone as special.
- Mary Kay Ash

"In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer."
- Albert Careb

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other... people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
- Marianne Williamson

It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.
- Claude M. Bistol

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
- John Quincy Adams

"A bold heart is half the battle."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The will to succeed is important, but what's even more important is the will to prepare.
- Bobby Knight

In life, be a participant, not a spectator.
- Lou Holtz

Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
- Mario Andretti

Your mind is what makes everything else work.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.
- John Wooden

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.
- Tom Landry

If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don't do it, and it won't happen.
- Joe DiMaggio

There's a lot of blood, sweat, and guts between dreams and success.
- Paul "Bear" Bryant

No one has ever drowned in sweat.
- Lou Holtz

I'm not concerned with you liking or disliking me. All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
- Jackie Robinson

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
- Lou Holtz

Motivation gets you going. Discipline keeps you going.
- Jim Ryan

My goal has always been to help people help themselves. Your body is your most priceless possession; you've got to take care of it!
- Jack Lalanne

"Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to."
- Henry Van Dyke

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
- Confucius

"The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we hit it."
- Michelangelo

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. "
- Mark Twain

If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.
- Pat Riley

"The only one who can tell you 'you can't ' is you. And you don't have to listen."
- Nike

If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
- Larry Bird

"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender."
-Vince Lombardi

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.”
- Bernice Johnson Reagon

“Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people’s criticisms, carry out your plan.”
- Paul Meyer

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
- Zig Ziglar

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing that's why we recommend it daily."
- Zig Ziglar

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.
- Lance Armstrong

Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.
- Alex Karras

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
- Scott Hamilton

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
- Hank Aaron

Time and health are two precious assets that we don’t recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.
- Denis Waitley

Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.
- Thomas Jefferson

The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
- Anthony Robbins

Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
- Jim Rohn

A healthy body is the guest-chamber of the soul; a sick, its prison.
- Francis Bacon

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

Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths instead of your weaknesses, on your powers instead of your problems.
- Paul J. Meyer

It’s the lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself.
- Muhammad Ali

The body does not want you to do this. As you run, it tells you to stop but the mind must be strong. You always go too far for your body. You must handle the pain with strategy…It is not age; it is not diet. It is the will to succeed.
- Jacqueline Gareau, 1980 Boston Marathon champ

Workouts are like brushing my teeth; I don’t think about them, I just do them. The decision has already been made.
- Patti Sue Plumer, U.S. Olympian

If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
- Bruce Lee

Health and good estate of body are above all gold, and a strong body above infinite wealth.
- Ecclesiasticus 30:15

"The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It's your mind you have to convince."
- Vincent Lombardi

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