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15 health and fitness e-cards that sum up your life

15 health and fitness e-cards that sum up your life

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Fitness is not a joke. If you doubt this statement, perform 50 consecutive burpees and you'll soon catch our drift. Although every day of the year can't be April Fool's day, there's always room for a good laugh. Here are a few golden health and fitness e-cards that you can relate to in some way or another on Motivation Monday.

When you get overly competitive on the treadmill

If you're on the treadmill next to me, the answer is yes, we are racing

When you feel like you're being watched at the gym

The number of reps I can do is directly proportional to the number of people I think are watching me

When you take a HIIT class and feel like fainting

Those were some enjoyable burpees- said no one ever

When you start training for your run for the first time since winter

Running for the first time since winter

When your clothes FIT

When you hit a new PR

One of the greatest moments in life is realizing that two weeks ago, your body couldn't do what it just did

When you have one mile left in your run and your workout buddy encourages you to sprint

I'm beginning to think that my workouts are tailored more toward not dying than squeezing into a bikini this summer

When you're asked to go dancing after leg day

I don't have swagger. I'm just sore

When the struggle to do anything after your workout is real

When the struggle to do ANYTHING is real

When you sweat the equivalent of Niagara Falls at the gym

When it's rest day but you feel like exercising anyway

When you can't imagine changing into anything other than comfortable pants

When you finally finish all of your food packed in tupperware

When you need motivation to run fast

When your yoga instructor prompts you to hold an impossible pose

Enjoyed these fitness e-cards? Have more funny health and fitness jokes to share on #MotivationMonday? Lighten up! Share what motivates you with the PumpUp Community.

 

16 inspirational mugs you never knew you needed until today

16 inspirational mugs you never knew you needed until today

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Mugs make the perfect present for yourself.

You woke up like this. You probably didn't look like Beyoncé when you woke up. You need coffee, or tea...a beverage, really. A little ceramic mug adorned with a big dose of inspiration that speaks to you is just what you need.  It'll prepare you to begin your day with the right mindset, such that you feel empowered to tackle any challenge that attempts to knock you down.  What's more, mugs abound with purpose. No wonder so many ceramic mugs are bought and sold for the express purpose of gift giving:

  • You can use them as planters. You'll adorn every nook and cranny of your humble abode with lots of green and lots of inspiration.
  • You can drink soup out of them (mugs aren't just for coffee, you know)
  • You can make healthy mug cakes out of them
  • You can organize loose accessories or office supplies with your mugs

Here are 15 inspirational mugs that will motivate you to start your morning right

today is an adventure etsy most inspirational mugs pumpup

Today is an adventure - Linen and Lace Shop / Etsy

make it happen etsy inspirational mug

Make it happen - Anthropologie

Time to get stuff done - Inspirational mug

Time to get stuff done - Click and Blossom

I have the best job in the world! Inspirational mug

I have the best job in the world! - Click and blossom

Sit down and do amazing things - Inspirational Mug

Sit down and do amazing things - Click and Blossom

fall in love with as many things as possible mug

Fall in love with as many things as possible - Indigo

I am not weird, I am a limited edition

I am not weird, I am limited edition - BeHappy.Me

Are you being kind to yourself mug

Are you being kind to yourself? - BeHappy.Me

Take time to do what makes your soul happy - Blushface/Etsy

Create a little magic every day- Indigo

it's not all sunshine and rainbows mug urban outfitters pumpup

It's not all sunshine and rainbows, but a good amount of it actually is - Urban Outfitters

getting lost is half the fun urban outfitters mug

Getting lost is half the fun - Urban Outfitters

britney spears motivational mug

If Britney Spears survived 2007, you can make it through today - TheeClosetCrafter / Etsy

you got this mug etsy

You got this - Printable Wisdom / Etsy

I dream in colours - WeHeartIt

I'm not bossy, I am not boss. Inspirational mug

I'm not bossy, I am the boss. Via WeHeartIt

Have an inspirational mug you want to share to help others start their #MotivationMonday on the right foot? Share a picture of it with the PumpUp community using the hashtag #motivation. We guarantee that you''ll be helping to make somebody's day that much brighter.

Fitness jokes and memes that you can 100% relate to

Fitness jokes and memes that you can 100% relate to

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You need a good laugh. Not everybody can be as ingenious as Google, but clever soothsayers around the Internet do have funny fitness jokes here and there to brighten up your day. Don't be forever alone—we're positive that you can relate to some of these sayings in one way or another. While it might not be the most effective nor efficient way to exercise, laughter is actually pretty great for you. Just 10 to 15 minutes of laughter can burn anywhere between 10 and 40 calories. Barring commercial breaks, if you managed to laugh throughout the entire two hours of Justin Bieber's Comedy Central Roast, you may have actually had a decent ab workout.

When you're SO close to finishing your run

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When your self esteem is low

Never let anybody treat you like a yellow starburst. You are a pink starburst - Motivational quotes // The PumpUp Blog

When you feel like you're earning 'experience points' for every rep

(via LookHuman)

When you run slower than Internet Explorer (but hey, the job gets done!)

slow runners

(via Etsy)

When your legs feel like lead

drag me

(via Etsy)

Can you not?

(via Tumblr)

When the hunger is real

(via Thug Life Shirts)

When you forget your lifting gloves

(via LookHuman)

When an hour of spinning feels like a lifetime

(via Mammamia)

When your jam comes on and Zumba is a judgement-free zone

(via Mammamia)

When your yoga instructor is basically calling for the impossible

(via Buzzfeed)

When your plank commercial-break never seems to end

(via Pinterest)

When the sweatpants come on

(Via Popsugar)

When you contemplate cutting out carbs

(Via Popsugar)

When you basically need to be chained to the spot because the urge to work out is real

When you're scrolling through PumpUp and do a double-take, because it's April Fool's Day

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5 fitness valentines that are relevant to life

We just want somebody to lift, run far, and drink protein shakes with us. We just want somebody who will accept just how much we’re into the healthy lifestyle. Jump-squat for joy, because we have 5 hilarious fitness Valentine’s Cards that capture all of our feels in the cutest and most relevant way possible. PumpUp-Valentine---Fitness-1

One does not simply eat ONE Quest Bar.

 

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You’re sweaty. I’m sweaty. Half the work is done ;)

 

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Somebody call the paramedics, you just took my breath away

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I just want someone that will cuddle, lift, and drink smoothies with me. Is that too much to ask?

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It beats swiping right.

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Never skip leg day, right? To WIN PumpUp swag this week, post your silliest health/fitness related picture! Make PumpUp laugh! Be sure to tag it with #PumpUpSwag! Brownie points if you reblog :) This hilarious photo is from PumpUp member ggrmi, look at her six-pack!

It’s back to school time — and you know what that means… #Freshman15! PumpUp hit the street to speak to University of Toronto freshmen about their take on this so-called first-year phenomenon. Here’s what they had to say.