The Fitness Mottos I Live By

I admit it…I talk to myself! The words you choose to tell yourself has more impact on your life than you think.

How we talk to ourselves is so powerful!  Our words have great impact, even the ones we don’t say aloud!

I have developed a few fitness mottos that I live by to help me stay on track.

I repeat these any time I feel frustrated, tempted, or defeated.  Yes, I do feel all of these things too!  I hope these can help you too.

I Will Feel Better Once I Am There

Surprise!  I don’t feel like going to the gym all the time.  However, I know once I get there, I will feel motivated to put in the work.  The more I practice this intention, the more it is validated.  After I finish a workout that I may have otherwise skipped out on, I tell myself, “See, I told you so!.”  That affirmation reinforces the motto and gives it more power for the next time I feel like taking the day off.  Because it will definitely happen again!

Will This Help Me Reach My Goals?

I ask this question whenever I am struggling with options.  If I am working towards a certain goal, will this decision I am debating help me or hurt me?  The answer to this question always helps me make a good decision if I choose to listen.


If you caught my recent IG story, you know I say this to myself a lot at the gym – especially on the StairMaster, that devil of a machine!

I repeat this phrase when I am pushing my last reps, when I am hesitant to go heavier in a lift, or if I am trying a new exercise or move.  As I reaffirm to myself this declaration, I begin to feel more confident and capable.  I remember all the times I was stronger than I thought, and it helps me reach new levels that I didn’t think were possible just a few minutes before.

Instead of saying, “I don’t know if I can do that. I don’t think I can lift that.  I’m not that coordinated for that move,” I say, “I am strong.  I am capable.  This is easy.”

I encourage you to try these and share this with someone struggling to make a healthy lifestyle stick.  Be the reason someone succeeds!