50 Motivational Quotes To Help You Make (And Keep) Your New Years Resolution To Lose Weight & Get In Shape

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There are so many wonderful benefits from exercising! It helps improve your mental health and mood, increases your chances of living longer, and strengthens your muscles and bones. So if you want to commit to hitting the gym more regularly, you definitely should work towards that goal.

However, it can be hard to have the motivation to work out, but with 2020 right around the corner, you might have more of a drive to set and fulfill your exercise goals! It can be difficult to prioritize going to the gym, but with the right mindset and the motivation of the new year, you can do anything you put your mind to.

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This is a great time to make a workout resolution and put an action plan in place to keep you on the right track. If you have been wanting to try some new workouts, start signing up for a wide variety of classes.

You don’t have to be too hard on yourself and commit to going to the gym everyday if that feels too excessive for you. Instead, all you need to do is take small and manageable steps to move further along on your fitness journey. Even the simple resolution of “workout more” is enough. It is important for you to always listen to your body and do what feels right for you in your life.

When making your new year’s workout resolution, you should do so from a place of appreciating what your body is capable of. Your body is amazing because it takes care of you, helps you get from place to place, and keeps you alive. In return, it is natural that you want to give back to your body and get it moving and active.

Loving yourself is a long process but it stems from having the right mindset. All you need to do is focus on yourself instead of comparing yourself to others. Someone else might be on chapter 30 of their fitness journey and you might be on chapter 1. It will be a disservice for you to compare yourself to others because they are simply on a different page.

So, workout and exercise for yourself! Do what you need to do and watch yourself become stronger and stronger by the day, and set new year's resolutions that make you feel good about yourself.

To help you get motivated to go to the gym, enjoy these new year's quotes that will give you the right mindset to follow through with your exercise resolutions for 2020.

1. Sweat it out.

“Good things come to those who sweat.” — Unknown

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2. Have a good reason to exercise.

“The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.” — Kenneth H. Cooper

3. The hardest part is showing up.

“The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen.” — Unknown

4. Celebrate your body.

“Exercise is a celebration of what your body can do. Not a punishment for what you ate.” — Unknown

5. You will feel stronger tomorrow.

“The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.” — Unknown

6. Work for it.

“Don’t wish for a good body, work for it.” — Unknown

7. Get into the routine.

“Once you are doing exercise regularly, the hardest thing is to stop it.” — Erin Gray

8. Exercise is good for you.

“If you don’t make time for exercise, you’ll probably have to make time for illness.” — Robin Sharma

9. Take care of your body.

“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live in.” —​ Jim Rohn

10. Fitness starts in your head.

“Fitness starts in your head. You must choose to eat clean, exercise regularly, and treat your body with respect.” —​ Unknown

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11. Enjoy the glow of good health.

“To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.” —​ Gene Tunney

12. Make good habits.

"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." — Jim Ryun

13. Be better than before.

"Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It’s about being better than you used to be." —​ Khloe Kardashian

14. Exercise is king.

"Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom." —​ Jack LaLanne

15. Never quit.

"I hate every minute of training. But i said, don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion." — Mohammad Ali

16. Today is the day.

"Do today what others won’t so tomorrow you can do what others can’t." —​ Jerry Rice

17. You'll thank yourself later.

"Do something today that your future self will thank you for." —​ Sean Patrick Flanery

18. Don't be afraid of a challenge.

"If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you." —​ Fred Devito

19. Give it your best effort.

"Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself." —​ Usain Bolt

20. Push your limits.

"Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits." —​ Jerry Dunn

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21. Just keep going.

"Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going." —​ Jillian Michaels

22. Age is no barrier.

"Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind." —​ Jackie Joyner-Kersee

23. Don't make excuses.

"You can have results or excuses, but not both." —​ Arnold Schwarzenegger

24. Exercise changes your mind.

"Exercise not only changes your body, it changes your mind, your attitude and your mood." —​ Unknown

25. Put your heart into it.

"Exercise should be regarded as a tribute to the heart." —​ Gene Tunney​

26. I'm possible.

"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I'm possible." —​ Audrey Hepburn

27. Embrace change.

"If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it." —​ Mary Engelbreit​

28. Invest in yourself.

"Your body will be around a lot longer than that expensive handbag. Invest in yourself." —​ Unknown

29. Your circumstances don't define you.

"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." —​ Nido Qubein

30. Exercise your mind.

"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." — Joseph Addison

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31. Start from within.

"A healthy outside starts from the inside." —​ Robert Urich​

32. Be disciplined.

“If you have discipline, drive, and determination… nothing is impossible.” —​ Dana Linn Bailey

33. Just do it.

“Make time for it. Just get it done. Nobody ever got strong or got in shape by thinking about it. They did it.” —​ Jim Wendler

34. Love your body.

“Don’t work out because you hate your body — work out because you love it.” —​ Unknown

35. Don't let obstacles get in your way.

“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

36. You can do it.

“Strength does not come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” —​ Nikki Rogers

37. Fitness is like marriage.

“Fitness is like marriage. You can’t cheat on it and expect it to work.” —​ Bonnie Pfiester

38. Eliminate the mindset of can't.

“Eliminate the mindset of can’t — because you can do anything.” —​ Toni Horton

39. Give it your all.

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” —​ Steve Prefontaine

40. Fitness is a journey.

“It’s going to be a journey. It’s not a sprint to get in shape.” —​ Kerri Walsh Jennings

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41. Do what's best for your body.

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

42. Take a shot.

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” — Wayne Gretzky

43. Planet Earth is a gym

“When people tell me they can’t afford to join a gym, I tell them to go outside; planet Earth is a gym and we’re already members. Run, climb, sweat, and enjoy all of the natural wonder that is available to you.” — Steve Maraboli

44. Maintain an interest in life.

“To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” — William Londen​

45. Believe in yourself.

“Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do, and at some point, you will.” —​ Venus Williams

46. Your body will take care of you.

“I always believed that if you take care of your body it will take care of you.” — Ted Lindsay

47. Make your goals a reality.

“Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.” —​ Ralph Marston

48. Be proud of yourself.

“Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal.” —​ Unknown

49. It's all about mindset.

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” —​ Buddha

50. Look after your health today.

“Looking after my health today gives me a better hope for tomorrow.” —​ Anne Wilson Schaef

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Jaycee Levin is a writer who covers pop culture, astrology, and relationship topics.