Some days you feel energized and awake and cannot wait to tackle your workout. Other days, life just gets in the way and all you want to do is skip it.
To keep you on task, we've rounded up our favorite motivation quotes and tips from athletes, trainers, nutritionists and fitness-minded celebrities.
"Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments."
-- Bethenny Frankel, founder of SkinnyGirl
"Don't ever give yourself the opportunity to ask, 'What if?'"
-- Jay Cardiello, SHAPE fitness editor-at-large and founder of the JCORE Accelerated Body Transformation System
"In the past, I was a runner and a kick-boxer. I also did weight training. These days, I do Pilates, yoga and a lot of walking -- now, it's more about feeling good than looking good. I'm conscious of what I eat, but some days I cave and have cookies. On fun nights with my family, my husband cooks amazing things and there will be carbs."
-- Gwen Stefani, musician and fashion designer
"An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head."
-- Emil Zatopek, long-distance runner
"A lot of women like to be super tiny, but I don't want a child's body. I want a woman's body this is extremely fit. It's so much sexier."
-- Ashley Greene, actress
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement."
-- Steve Prefontaine, Olympic runner
"Exercise is like meditation for me. And I'm giving myself that time . . . I cannot live without it now. When you have such a good workout, it clears everything up mentally, physically and you just have a better day."
-- Minka Kelly, actress
"I hated every minuted of the training, but I said: 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."
-- Muhammad Ali, boxing legend
"The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character."
-- Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor and bodybuilding legend
"If you always put limits 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, martial arts legend and actor
"It's no fun to sit down and talk about what exercise has to do with life . . . go drip that sweat, run until we're fatigued, to where the mind can't ponder the past or the future, well, then you've got something. It's fun to feel healthy, and it's fun to feel good."
-- Matthew McConaughey, actor
"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, basketball legend
"I think it's very important to feed the body what it craves and not be in your head about it, panicking, carrying around some calorie-counting wheal in your bag or something equally absurd. I'm really not a fan of that at all."
-- Tracy Anderson, celebrity trainer
"If you can eliminate the mindset that 'I can't, I can't do pull-ups.' Forget 'I can't' -- say 'I presently struggle with.' And if you keep that mindset, then over the course of time, someone whose dream was to do two or three could turn into 20 or more."
-- Tony Horton, creator of P90X
Keep these words in mind to maintain your healthy lifestyle. Get everything you need at eVitamins and stay well!
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