Motivational Quotes for Your Healthy Lifestyle

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Motivational Quotes for Your Healthy Lifestyle

Low on motivation lately? These quotes are sure to give you the boost you need to keep up with your healthy lifestyle habits!

Health is Happiness

Have you ever thought about the connection between happiness and good health? Most of us would probably agree that there is a connection, but many of us who feel unhappy don't want to take the time to build a foundation of good health. Good health can be the launching pad for great things. Think about when you are feeling under the weather. It is hard to stay on track and consistent with your goals when your body isn't up to the challenge. It is extremely important to make sure your body stays in great shape if you want to enjoy all that life has to offer.

The Mind-Body Connection

Have you ever felt butterflies in your stomach before a big presentation? If you have, then you know that the stomach reacts to the brain. When a person continuously stimulates his mind and exercises his body, he will find himself better-equipped to handle any hurdles that arise. To exercise your mind each day, you could keep a journal, solve a puzzle, or listen to classical music. Most people know that exercising the body is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. There are many small activities that you can do every day to get your body moving.

Don't Compare Yourself to Others

Do you hold yourself to the standards of other people, wishing you could be better than them? Maybe this is motivating you, but it's a better idea is to compete against yourself. How about pushing yourself to eat healthier or walk longer after dinner each day? Set goals to "compete" against yourself. You select the end result that you want. Then, it is up to you—and only you—to work to achieve those goals. You'll be pushing yourself towards greatness, not creating unnecessary competition against others.

Make It a Habit

Personal improvement, whether it’s weight loss or fitness, is about creating or losing a habit. It shouldn't be thought of as a short-term event. People diet until they lose 20 pounds, and then stop the smart eating and exercise strategies that got them there. Once they reach their goal, they go back to the way they lived before and wonder why the weight comes back. For permanent change, habits need to stick around for the long run. With repetition and time, a single action will seem habitual. Once it becomes a habit, it becomes part of who you are, and the transformation is complete.

Never Too Late

People are reaching new goals every day. You don’t have to be young to accomplish all of your dreams. Think that you are “past your prime?” Think again. Always wanted to run a marathon? Start training today. Always dreamed of owning your own company? Start small with the resources you have, and work for it. Reaching goals is a series of progressive acts. It might take days, it might take weeks, and it might even take years. But with the right attitude and a little bit of ambition, you can achieve all you dream!

Practice Gratitude

How often do you remember the people that have made things possible for you? It is easy to take our privileges for granted. Over the next couple days, try to be aware of your surroundings—everything from the food you eat to the place you live—and who has made them helped you get where you are today. Let someone know that you truly appreciate their efforts in shaping who (and where) you are today.

No More Excuses

It’s been said that some of the smartest people make lousy entrepreneurs. How can that be? The problem is that some people are so smart they can easily predict all of the problems, roadblocks and hurdles they’ll need to overcome to succeed. They can think of all kinds of reasons why an idea won’t work. This foresight can crush possibilities and dreams. When you want something, do you focus on the positive things, or the barriers? To reach your goals, you have to really want them. More importantly, you have to believe that you can do it. Think more about why you CAN make it happen instead of why you can’t.

Slow and Steady

Do you ever get frustrated that you're working so hard but not seeing results as quickly as you'd wish? Many people don’t realize that they're building a foundation for their health and that success will not happen overnight. It is a slow process in which you are constantly building and learning. It is extremely important to create a foundation that will remain strong even in times of crisis. That takes time! Remind yourself that you only fail if you quit…otherwise it is a learning opportunity. So, don’t worry if things seem to be happening in slow motion. Concentrate on building a solid foundation and learning from your steps backward.

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1SALLY2

6/1/2013 1:26:45 PM

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Thanks for motivation

LUCKIE2BE

6/1/2013 1:12:32 PM

LARGER SIZE AND PRINTABLE WOULD BE THE ONLY WAY TO IMPROVE ON THESE SAYINGS.

ACIMPEGGY

6/1/2013 12:29:22 PM

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The proverb IS SP! Love it!

SHEPY40

6/1/2013 12:24:08 PM

Very inspirational and so true! 'Look after the inside and the outside will glow!' 'What you eat today you'll wear tomorrow!! We all need motivational quotes to help us to keep moving forward in life.

GARHCSL

6/1/2013 11:13:51 AM

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I love these quotes. They really are inspirational. I wish they were for sale, post card size would be wonderful. Does anyone know who to approach with this idea?

JAGG32

6/1/2013 9:39:15 AM

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So true the more I move the better I feel.

ANGELN325

6/1/2013 9:02:15 AM

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I am too happier when I'm mentally challenged and physically active. Mobility is a beautiful thing. I also liked the one that said don't be afraid of going slowly, but standing still. What's important is that I keep moving forward.

SPARKBJOK

6/1/2013 8:53:37 AM

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Great piece.

NEWOMAN6

6/1/2013 2:34:41 AM

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True statement. I find out I'm happier when I'm busy, physically active and intellectually challenged, however success makes it even a happier experience. "failures" can be frustrating, but you are already suceeding if you decide to become both physically and mentally active. NO dull moment!

COCKYHAMSTER

12/11/2012 11:56:50 AM

How true is this, I just want to do what I use to do before I put weight on! My body use to be just an extension of my mind, I never considered it, if I wanted to go for a two hour run - I did. Now everything is an effort and as a result my happiness and life is compromised. Today I have taken the first step, I have bought a Diet Plate and I have joined Sparkpeople. Hopefully I will get my happiness and my life back again and according to SP that will be just in time for Christmas 2013! Whoo-hooo :)

SINGLE_SR_LADY

12/3/2012 6:40:07 PM

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MOTIVATION IS A BIG PART - MODERATION AND ACTIVITY . NUTRITION OF COURSE. MUSIC HELPS ME 2 STAY INSPIRED - WE EACH DESERVE OUR HAPPINESS

SJNMILLER

9/9/2012 9:04:08 AM

Reading these motivating messages was a great way to get my day started. Practicing Gratitude and forming Habits are two that I think stick out for me today. I am going to try and work on those this week. I alsl relly like the last quote about excuses. Not only is it good for me to hear, but i think it is one that I will post in my classroom this week!

KMEYERRING1

8/24/2012 2:21:09 PM

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I enjoy the scenery, very peacefull and inspiring.

HALF2EAT

8/7/2012 11:53:11 AM

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This is a great article.

BIGTRIPAT50

7/22/2012 3:17:04 AM

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I had a really hard emotional day...this helped so much!

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