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Motivational Quote - If you have a body, you are an athlete.

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Stop telling yourself that you can't do a certain type of physical activity because you're not "an athlete." We are all athletes in our own way! Find an exercise that you love and go for it with all you've got--soon, you'll be beating your own personal records.

Member Comments

JUDYAMK 7/10/2018 8:07:50 PM
love it I never thought of my body that way !! Thank you for posting
SIRELLINA 7/27/2017 9:17:44 AM
Wow! That thought is really good. I needed that kind of inspiration today. And it applies to other things too, that you maybe would want to do, but don`t have the courage because of thinking that you`re not good enough. When you have a body, you are an athlete - so start moving, there are no excuses. :)
JULSIM12 2/22/2016 6:07:15 PM
Yes, so true and very uplifting, I have to remember this one
STEELER71 9/21/2015 5:25:47 AM

I never looked at it that way but it makes sense when you think about it.
STEELER71 6/22/2015 5:29:22 AM

I had to learn this the hard way but once I did , the weight came off easier than I thought it would.
KAMELIA71 4/28/2015 1:26:13 PM
I needed this today - I'm focusing on fitness now - I know what I should be eating and do alright most of the time but I'm now trying a lot of different fitness activities to see what my favourite will be. Yesterday, I thought "I know I'll find something I can stick with as my go-to exercise, but I'll never be athletic". This was after I walked 3 km after work, walked 5.5km on Saturday because it was a beautiful day and on Sunday re-did Couch to 5K week 1 day 1 because I want to pick up my speed before I move on - I really need to change my way of seeing myself.
STEELER71 4/20/2015 5:15:19 AM

I really like this quote. I t made me realize that I am an athlete. I've been all a long and just didn't realize it.
MAYBER 12/31/2014 11:35:01 PM
I may never be an athlete per say however my favorite exercise is walking and seeing this beautiful world we live in created just for me and you one day at a time
VAINVT 12/31/2014 10:40:50 AM
I rarely comment on these, but have to share my experience. I was pre-Title IX, so my paradigm was athletes and the rest of us. Although I've exercised all my life for health, it wasn't until I was over 60 that I learned I could be competent athletically. Now, at almost 70, I am stronger and fitter than ever. Glad I learned this lesson, but sad that it was so late in life.
CYDNEYLEECH 12/31/2014 5:33:57 AM
I like this. It is so true.
PRARIEROSE 9/28/2013 11:23:05 AM
I like this. It is so true. Don't forget, the mind is an important part of the athletic body as well. Keep it well exercised also.
MOMNAMEMANTOOTH 7/28/2013 7:06:08 PM
I like this!!!
I am an athlete because I can move my body and train my body to be healthy!
WORTHTODAY 4/21/2013 9:24:52 AM
I like this quote because it is a reminder I don't have to have a lithe, toned body to become a runner. I just have to start moving my feet.
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