motivational weight loss quotes

Motivational Weight Loss Quotes

Still looking for that extra motivational push or struggling with inspiration for your weight loss and training journey?

I’ve written a lot about weight loss motivation over the years. Why? Because staying motivated to lose weight and get fit is probably one of the most difficult challenges we will overcome.

But I thought I’d approach this a bit differently this time. Instead of giving you a bunch of tips, I’ve compiled the 5 most inspirational and motivational quotes I could find.

Whether your goal is weight loss or just getting more fit, these quotes will help get you moving and keep you on track. Write them down, tape them to your mirror, or carry them with you for that extra push! I hope that you walk away with at least one that really resonated with you and have it be a stepping stone to some powerful healthy choices in your life.

Motivational Weight Loss Quote #1

“The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” ~ Benjamin Mays

This one’s important for many reasons. Its primary message is that having a goal is important! And this is where I start with all of my clients. If you don’t have a goal, you won’t have a clear vision of what you’re working towards.

Take just two minutes right now and write down your goals both in the next week, month and 3 months. Be as specific as possible and don’t use body weight as a criteria to your success. Instead focus in on measurements and your sense of accomplishment.

Motivational Weight Loss Quote #2

“Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.” ~ Mark Twain

The point here is that you need to do things one step at a time. If you try to change all of your habits overnight, you’re probably just setting yourself up for failure. This is why many fad diets don’t work.

Again reference your goals here and work on your patience as much as you work on your training. If you don’t have a workout journal yet either download my free weight training log or grab yourself the Fitlosophy Fitbook.

Motivational Weight Loss Quote #3

“If you don’t do what’s best for your body, you’re the one who comes up on the short end.”  ~ Julius Erving

You may want to lose weight to fit into those jeans/shirt/dress, but when it comes down to it, you can’t forget about your health. Remembering the benefits for your health and overall well-being can be a huge motivator in itself.

What I’m getting at here is that not only will you look better in your clothes but you will also live a healthier life devoid of aches and pains and be less susceptible to diseases and even cancer. Isn’t it worth it in the long run if you look back at your years and know that you lived it the best you could?

Motivational Weight Loss Quote #4

“You have to stay in shape. My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She’s 97 today and we don’t know where the hell she is.” ~ Ellen Degeneres

It’s important to remember that it’s never too late. No matter your age or your place in life, it’s never too late to get in shape, lose weight, and get fit. It also demonstrates that commitment is a lifelong thing.

What I love about this quote is that it also injects some humor into being fit. Having humility in your training is such an important aspect of success that I can’t even begin to stress its importance. Next time you are having a hard time at the gym, instead of getting frustrated and angry, just laugh at it and think “damn that’s hard, I’m going to train this so hard it will be another notch under my belt by next month.”

Motivational Weight Loss Quote #5

“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?” ~ Lance Armstrong

I hope you find this last one as exceptionally motivating as I do. It plants a seed that should really help you get through the tough days when you feel like you just want to quit. In other words never lose sight of the bigger picture, never give up on being the best version of yourself and winning at this challenge.


Your next step now is to not forget these or at least not forget one of them. Again write it down on a sticky note and put in on a mirror, fridge or anywhere else you think will be a constant reminder for your success. Believe in them and believe you will overcome whatever your challenge is and you will succeed.

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