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10 inspiring quotes for when you feel like quitting

We all lose our motivation from time to time. It’s human nature to want to take the night off or treat yourself to a lie-in at the weekend, and many of us are guilty of letting the exercise routine slide after a particularly hectic day or long week. 

One of my favourite ways to re-motivate myself when I feel like quitting is by simply reading quotes. Try pinning my following favourites around your house or setting them as your phone’s wallpaper to banish that pesky inner-quitter once and for all. 

“The only bad workout is the one you didn’t do.” 

– Anonymous 
I don’t know who said this, but they’re spot on with this one! Even if you spend less time at the gym today it’s better than not going at all. 

“The future rewards those who press on. I don’t have time to feel sorry for myself. I don’t have time to complain. I’m going to press on.” 

– Barack Obama
Some true words of wisdom here from the ex-President! 

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” 

– Fred DeVito 
Fred DeVito just about sums up going to the gym in a nutshell here – if you aren’t pushing yourself then how can you expect to see the changes you want? 

“Success belongs only to those who are willing to work harder than anyone else.” 

– Anonymous 
If getting the perfect body took no effort, then everyone would have one. You aren’t going to get the success you want without hard work! 

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” 

– Nelson Mandela 
How many times have you surprised yourself by completing something you told yourself was impossible? 

“Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does no one else.” 

– Unknown 
Harsh but true! This can apply to everything from your fitness routine to your work life, and really does drive home the fact that you’ll regret giving up in the long run. 

“Just remember, even your worst days only have twenty-four hours.” 

– Winston Churchill 
This is one of my favourite quotes for when you’re having one of those days that never seems to end. You’re only ever a matter of hours away from the end of the day, and after that you can start afresh. 

“Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up.” 

– Dean Karnazes 
Another one of my favourites for those days when you just can’t face the gym. Even a lessened workout is better than nothing at all! 

“A winner is just a loser who tried one more time.” 

– George M. Moore Jr. 
Think of all your favourite idols – would they have achieved what they did by quitting? 

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.” 

– Thomas Edison 
This is another of my favourites! You could be much closer to success than you realise; don’t ever give up!