27 Motivational Quotes for Weight Loss Inspiration

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Dropping weight is no walk in the park. It takes time, energy, focus, determination and most importantly, motivation. If losing weight were easy, more people would effortlessly jump on the weight loss wagon. Luckily, Nutrisystem is here to support and guide you through your weight loss journey. We’ve got you covered with Weight Loss Coaches, as well as our healthy lifestyle blog The Leaf, brimming with helpful articles about nutrition, cooking, weight loss and fitness. You are armed with the right information, so now all you need is a healthy dose of weight loss inspiration!

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Here are 25 of our favorite motivational quotes for weight loss inspiration:

1. “The hardest step to fitness is the first. Take it now!” —Heather Montgomery

2. “It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs.” Jillian Michaels

3. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan

4. “Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them—a desire, a dream, a vision.” Muhammed Ali

5. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” Fred Devito

6. “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 Schwartzenegger

7. “Now is the operative word. Everything you put in your way is just a method of putting off the hour when you could actually be doing your dream. You don’t need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.” Barbara Sher

8. “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” Napoleon Hill

9. “I have never felt more confident in myself, more clear on who I am as a woman. But I am constantly thinking about my own health and making sure that I’m eating right and getting exercise and watching the aches and pains. I want to be this really fly 80-90-year old.” Michelle Obama

10. “If you want to lose weight for good, you need to make a commitment to a life change. You have to say… ‘I’m going to change my bad habits.’ Otherwise, you’ll spend the rest of your life yo-yoing and you’ll be miserable. By no means is it easy. Getting in shape is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.” Kelly Osbourne

11. “The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince.” Vincent Lombardi

12. “Transformation is not five minutes from now; it’s a present activity. In this moment you can make a different choice, and it’s these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self-esteem.” Jillian Michaels

13. “The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something. You can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.” Arnold Schwarzenegger

14. “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” Mahatma Gandhi

15. “We must train from the inside out. Using our strengths to attack and nullify any weaknesses. It’s not about denying a weakness may exist but about denying its right to persist.” Vince McConnell

16. “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

17. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” George Addair

18. “If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied.” Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

19. “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

20. “Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s 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

21. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” Confucius

22. “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” Harriet Beecher Stowe

23. “If you can eliminate the mindset that “I can’t. I can’t do pullups.’ Forget I can’t—say ‘I presently struggle with’ and if you keep that mindset then over the course of time, someone who’s dream was to do two or three could turn it into twenty or more.” Tony Horton

24. “It’s about having an active lifestyle, staying healthy and making the right decisions. Life is about balance. Not everybody wants to run a marathon, but we could all start working out and being active, whether you walk to work or take an extra flight of stairs.” Apolo Ohno

25. “Take your victories, whatever they may be, cherish them, use them, but don’t settle for them.” Mia Hamm

26. “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

27. “The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” M. Scott Peck