Level Up Your Monday With These 8 Fitness Motivation Quotes
If you don't already have a regular exercise routine, Monday is a great time to start building new healthy habits.
If you do exercise regularly, you most likely already know that it's not always easy to find the motivation for another week of working out. These quotes for Monday motivation can help to remind you how far you've come, or why you started in the first place.
There are so many benefits of starting your week with a workout, whether you're exercising at home or in the gym. A workout can help to boost your mood and put you in a positive frame of mind for the challenges of the week ahead. The start of the week is an ideal time to schedule your workouts and it's an easy way to make sure you've allocated time for exercise and other priorities — if you're a member of Sweat, you can use the Planner feature in the app to do this.
Having a workout buddy or joining a fitness challenge can help provide motivation when you commit to building new healthy habits. Feeling stronger and more capable during your workouts, or becoming more energised and confident in general can also help you stay in a positive frame of mind and committed to continuing with a healthy lifestyle.
8 quotes to motivate you on Monday
It’s important to have strategies in place for the times you struggle to find motivation. Use these quotes to find the fitness motivation you need to move into your week with a positive mindset and keep working hard towards your fitness goals.
“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”
Getting started can be the hardest part of a healthy lifestyle change. When you start a new health and fitness journey it is important to remember that you are not alone — there are plenty of fitness beginners with questions — just like you! Reaching out to others who share your journey can help you get an idea of what you can expect along the way and find the motivation to move again when a new week starts.
If you aren’t quite sure where to begin, start with our Sweat trainers’ best workout tips for inspiration!
“Start every day by thinking of your WHY.”
When you start each day by remembering the reason you want to work out — your “why” — the “how” becomes much easier.
Your reasons for starting should be meaningful to you and inspire you to work out regularly. The word “inspire” comes from a Latin word meaning “to breathe life into” — that's the feeling you should have when you think about your “why”.
Reaffirming why you started each day can help you keep going when your motivation is low or when you're finding it hard to stick with your training routine or healthy eating habits.
“I am doing this for me.”
Remember, it is your fitness journey — you don't need to compare your experience to anybody else. Fitness can empower you, so embrace the journey and do it for YOU!
“All progress takes place outside your comfort zone.”
Change is never easy. Our bodies and minds may resist change, even when it has many physical and mental benefits. That’s why it is so important to keep going when you find it hard.
Whether it’s going to the gym and using free weights for the first time, trying a new training style or asking a friend to keep you accountable, taking that step will help to expand your comfort zone. You’ll soon find that you’re comfortable doing things you never dreamed you would do!
“The moment when you want to quit is the moment when you need to keep pushing.”
When you feel like giving up, dig deep and find the discipline to push towards your goal. Remember why you started, what you want to achieve, and keep on going — because it will be worth it!
“It doesn’t get easier, you get stronger.”
You’ve probably heard people say that the exercises you find challenging now will one day be your warm-up. Many women start using one of the Sweat programs without being able to complete a full push-up. If you are consistent, over time you will see an improvement!
Modify the movement (the Sweat app provides alternatives for most exercises) to begin with, and after training consistently for a few weeks, try adding a few reps of the standard exercise at the start of each round. Keep working at it, and over time you will see how fitness can transform your life. You’ve got this!
“Do something today you will be proud of tomorrow.”
When you make the choice today to look after your body, work out, eat healthy food and think positive thoughts you are preparing yourself to be the best possible version of yourself tomorrow. Keep raising the bar and taking steps towards a healthier you, and remember that health is the best gift that you can give to yourself!
“You get what you repeat.”
When you do something or think something over and over again, it shapes you. That’s why it's a good idea to consciously create healthy habits that reflect where you want to end up! Commit to reorganising your routine this Monday and set yourself up to reach your health and fitness goals.
Save these quotes for your Monday fitness motivation!
Setting your intention at the beginning of the week and exercising on Monday can increase the likelihood that you’ll hit your weekly workout goals. Regular exercise can also help you sleep better, learn faster and be more productive at work!
Save your favourite fitness motivation quotes somewhere you’ll see them, such as in a note on your phone or in your journal, to make them easier to refer to when you need a morale boost. Reading an uplifting quote can remind you of how far you’ve come and inspire you to continue the journey this week.
Do you have a favourite Monday fitness motivation quote that gets you moving? Share it in the comments below!
* Disclaimer: This blog post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. Sweat assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.