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Motivational Quotes to Move You

Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MA

Ever have a day (say, like a Monday perhaps?) when you need extra motivation to get out  and be active? Do some of you have that need pretty much every day? For those of you who like an intellectual jolt in the keester to stick with your exercise goals, today’s quotes and images may do the trick.

Kymberly: I took these photos while out on various power walks. Get fit; see nature; take pics; pair with quotes; share with you! What could be better?

Exercise and Motivational Quotes

  • The first photo is of a rock pattern at Lizard’s Mouth in the mountains above Santa Barbara, CA taken when I was climbing the rocks with my puppy and nephew.

Universe Conspires to Make Decision Come True

  • The middle photo was taken at dawn at Rancho la Puerta Fitness Resort in Tecate, Mexico during a trail hike. Again, I was the lucky one to have this opportunity. Or to word it another way, only when at the Ranch do I get up so freeeeakkky early!

cactus flower with Motivational Quote

  • The third image comes from a power walk with Kila (The Ultimate Fun and Fit pupster) at More Mesa along the Santa Barbara cliffs overlooking the ocean.

This last quote–“Strive for Perfection, Not Progress“–is actually one of our favorites as it underscores our philosophy: process over an overwhelming goal; do something consistently versus do nothing  or very little perfectly. We have run into so many people who say they want to be active, yet are stopped by “rules.” “Go this often, do exactly this routine, in this order, at this intensity. Don’t eat this; do eat that, and so on.” If you are already fit, then fine tuning like this is important. But if you are minimally active then anything is better than nothing. The key is to take action in the right direction as some action begets more action.

If motivational quotes help kick start your day, then use them (as they can’t be abused, really).

Alexandra: I am motivated by a quote from our colleague Dr. Michael Luan. He says, “What you move, you lose.” So if you twist your upper body when you walk, your chest will get smaller. If you move from the core, you can trim your waist. You can guess which one I prefer! As to my outfit, people have been wondering what we wear besides workout clothing, so this is one outfit that motivates me to stay fit, as I love these crazy shorts and want to fit into them forever!

Blue top – Green Apple Active

Wine top & Shorts – Ann Taylor

P.S. Did you know we compiled e-books chock full of inspirational, funny, on target health and fitness quotes: 63 Motivational Quotes and 73 Exercise Quotes? For one of the e-books (Mind Your Fitness – Mojo-vational Quotes and Sayings) we collaborated with one of best online motivators we know, Heather Frey of SmashFit. You can get our “30 Quotes to Fit You” e-book free by when you purchase any of the other documents. This compilation gives you a progressive quote a day for a month so you can stay on track when you start a new workout effort.

Also free via my Pinterest board, Quotes: Motivation and Exercise are a few Inspirational quotes like the three above. Why not follow us on Pinterest while you’re at it? KymberlyFunFit Pinterest and AlexandraFunFit Pinterest

About Fun and Fit

Get practical exercise advice, your fitness questions answered, and cutting edge health edu-tainment that is accessible and doable from long time fitness experts, Kymberly Williams-Evans, MA and Alexandra Williams, MA. We have taught on land, sea, and airwaves for 3 decades on 4 continents. From writing to speaking, emceeing to hosting a radio show, reviewing products to teaching classes, we believe that little steps turn into big paths. Move a little more than the day before. FitFluential Ambassadors and award-winners both online and off.

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8 Responses to Motivational Quotes to Move You

  1. Jody - Fit at 54 May 7, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pin & tweet! :-)

    • KymberlyFunFit May 8, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

      If you pin it does it mean we’re going steady? Thanks for the P and T!

  2. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie May 8, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    I love those quotes! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    • KymberlyFunFit May 8, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

      Thank YOU for checking them out. My husband once checked me out and look what happened!

  3. Tamara May 9, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    Love the idea of the motivational quotes book! Off to tweet and share!

  4. Mahfud May 19, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

    ourghh..
    It really inspiring me..
    great quotes..

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