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25 Success Quotes to Help You Stop Procrastinating

25 Success Quotes to Help You Stop Procrastinating

You know the drill: you commit to a resolution with fierce dedication (for about a week) until things slowly begin to fall off track. Refuse to start over this time. You are in charge of your own health, today. Whether your goal is to bounce back after over-indulgent eating or to think positively about yourself, these 25 success quotes will motivate you to stop procrastinating and start working on your health and fitness goals now.

Quotes About Courage That Will Inspire You To Take The Next Step

Quotes About Courage That Will Inspire You To Take The Next Step

There's a mystical realm that lies beyond your comfort zone. That's where the magic really happens. Sadly, it isn't Narnia and it certainly isn't Hogwarts. You won't be able to enchant your way to a healthier you, but you can mentally prepare yourself to take the next step. Having a positive and supportive fitness community to encourage you along the way is an extra (and often, necessary) bonus. Here are a few quotes about courage that will certainly inspire you to dip your foot into fresh waters and take the next step in your fitness journey.

11 quotes that will convince you to believe in yourself

11 quotes that will convince you to believe in yourself

There's a saying that self love often seems unrequited. It doesn't have to be. With a bit of positive thinking and fierce determination, you'll be surprised about how much you're capable of if you take the time to believe in yourself. Self-belief has transformed hundreds of lives and it can transform yours. Here are a few positive quotes that will convince you to believe in yourself, forever.

9 pin-worthy fitness quotes about motivation

9 pin-worthy fitness quotes about motivation

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When the going gets tough, the tough keep going. They get stronger, they try their hardest, and the learn to thrive in challenging situations. You are tough today. Develop thicker skin and pick yourself up with these quotes about motivation from the PumpUp community.

Define your goals

Define your goals. Know the reason you want them is for you alone // Quotes about motivation from the PumpUp Blog

"My best advice would be to have clear, precise, achievable goals written down, and to know that the reason you want them is for you alone. If it’s to prove something to someone, then they have that power over you." - @balancingforlife

Make sacrifices

You will need to make sacrifices. Rise above the doubt in your head // Quotes about motivation from the PumpUp Blog

Sacrifice time each day to get to the gym, and sacrifice foods you know won’t help you reach your goals! You have to install these habits and even then, it won’t be easy. Once you decide to change, it will be the best decision of your life! Day in and day out, do it no matter what, until giving up isn’t an option anymore! You have to rise above the doubt in your head. Making this a lifestyle will take time, so don’t get discouraged when you have a setback. Take it one day at a time and you will do great things. - @fitlisa

Notice the small things

Notice the small things that get better. Small victories will conquer any odds that stack against you // The PumpUp Blog

Notice the small things that get better. It may be something no one else will notice, but maybe you sleep better, maybe you’re able to get up from your chair easier. Your small victories can conquer any odds that stack against you. - @feat

You don't have to hurt to be healthy

You don't have to hurt to be healthy // Quotes about motivation from the PumpUp Blog

You don’t have to hurt to be healthy. Take it easy. Start with small steps. It is okay to fall off the wagon. Just step up there again! - @inakarr

Be patient for change

Be patient for change. It will come in a matter of time // Quotes about motivation from the PumpUp Blog

Be patient for change. Your head will tell you to stop, give up, and quit, but your body is capable of things you could never imagine! Change will come—you just have to keep going or you will not see the change. Change will come in a matter of time. - @dolphzigglerfan

Don't cheat yourself

You are only cheating yourself if you don't give 100% every time // The PumpUp Blog

You are only cheating yourself if you don’t give 100% every time. But remember: you will be more likely to stick to a routine when changes don’t occur all at once. - @kamailereed

Remember: the brain is a muscle

Remember: the brain is also a muscle. Tell yourself that you 'can'. // Quotes about motivation from the PumpUp Blog

The brain is also a muscle that you have to push. If you feel like you can’t get that last rep out, tell your brain, ‘I CAN’ and you will. - @missmolly83

Take ownership of your fitness journey

Take ownership of your fitness journey // Quotes about motivation from the PumpUp Blog

Getting started is the hardest part. Once you see results, that will be what keeps you going. So set reasonable goals (no matter how small) and work towards achieving those and setting new ones each time you achieve them. Above all, take ownership of your fitness journey. It’s your journey and no one can make you do it. You have to want to do it for yourself and not for anyone else. - @kelliem887

Incorporate exercise into your life

Incorporate exercise into your life for the rest of your life // The PumpUp Blog

Find ways to incorporate exercise into your life for the rest of your life. Find something that you love and just do it. Think about what you want the most versus what you want right now and remember why you started; the time will pass anyway. - @lanalanex3


 

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PumpUp's best advice for anybody struggling with low self-esteem

PumpUp's best advice for anybody struggling with low self-esteem

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Take care of how you speak to yourself. You are not a mistake or a problem to be solved. You're capable! Rather than focusing on what you dislike about your body, focus on what you do like. Your capabilities and small achievements will propel you further than you could have ever imagined. We asked the PumpUp community about their best advice for anybody struggling with low self-esteem during their health and fitness journey and here's what they had to say: Hate versus Love. Take care of how you speak to yourself // PumpUp's best advice for anybody struggling with low self-esteem

Hate: "I am stupid for making this mistake." Love: "I am human, I make mistakes. I'll make an effort to do better next time." Remember, you are worth it.  - PumpUp member @millybedilly

You have an infinite power that can make or break you. Control your emotions and be the champion of your own life // PumpUp's best advice for anybody struggling with low self-esteem

You have this incredible, infinite power within you that can literally make or break you. Confidence starts from within and not from external things. Once you realize that you have the choice to control your emotions, you will be the champion of your own life! Tap into your power because you can do amazing things! - @plantbasedbabe

You are still beating the old you // PumpUp's best advice for anybody struggling with low self-esteem
Your speed doesn’t matter, forward is forward. Don’t beat up yourself trying to be like somebody else! Your progress is yours and nobody can’t take that away from you. There’s no place to go but forward. You’re still beating the old you, the one who always had an excuse; the one who said 'Tomorrow, I’m eating healthy'; the one who said, 'I’ll hit the gym next week, next summer, next year'. You and only you have the power to make your life extraordinary. Don’t wait for somebody to tell you this and make you see your potential. It’s all on you! Don’t give up. - @daphnec
No matter how fast you run, you're still lapping everybody on the couch // PumpUp's best advice for anybody with low self esteem
Even if you go slow, you’re still lapping everyone who’s on the couch. No matter how heavy you lift, how fast or slow you run, how many squats you do, or how often you exercise, it doesn’t matter. you’re trying and making an effort to better yourself, which is a huge step that so many people don’t take -@karak
Every downhill has an uphill // PumpUp's best advice for anybody struggling with low self esteem
Be patient, just stay positive about life. Life is hard if you think everything is going to be about and rainbows and happiness. You’re thinking wrong. Change your attitude. Remember that every downhill has an uphill. You just need to change directions and put a little more effort so that push through anything you’re going through. - @marianarobledosegura
Take all the negativity from your life and make it your strength. Follow your dreams & make them a reality. Most of all, believe in yourself because if you don't, no one else will.  Surround yourself with positive people who believe in you. Do not strive for perfection but strive for greatness. Write your own story and keep your eyes on your goal. You never know who you are inspiring.
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If it doesn't lift you up, ditch it. - @hisroyal10ness
Thanks for all of these great pieces of advice for anybody struggling with low self-esteem! Contribute to the discussion by letting us know your best advice in the comments below!

12 quotes about self-love that will boost your confidence

12 quotes about self-love that will boost your confidence

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Take care of how you speak to yourself. You're capable! Don't dwell on the opinions of others. Rather than focusing on what you 'hate' about yourself, focus on your capabilities with laser-like precision. Thinking about 'failure' will only set you up for a fate that involves disappointment. Positive thoughts will eventually manifest into positive outcomes. Let these quotes about self-love boost your confidence, so that you can truly and fully embrace an active lifestyle without any inhibitions. My legs are strong and allow me to run and climb // Quotes about self-love that will boost your confidence from the PumpUp Blog

You are not a mistake — you're capable!  - Quote shared by PumpUp member @medserendipity

I've finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be // Quotes about self-love from the PumpUp Blog

Who else is there better to be but the best version of you? Embrace yourself. You're all you - Photo via PumpUp member @lustucru

So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers // Quotes about self-love via the PumpUp Blog

You are the creator of your own destiny - Photo via Lauren Hom on Dribbble

The only person who can pull me down is myself // Quotes about self-love from the PumpUp Blog

Don't give others the power to pull you down. Own your own accomplishments and climb over the obstacles that you encounter along the way. - Photo via PumpUp member @climberjones

Putting myself first isn't selfish but necessary // Quotes about self-love via the PumpUp Blog

Take care of yourself. You're just as important as anybody else - Photo via Pinterest

Fill in the blank. I am ____ // Quotes about self-love that will boost your confidence (via PumpUp)

Fill in the blanks. You are everything you set yourself out to be. - Photo via I Love Romantic Loves

Whatever you believe about yourself on the inside is what you will manifest on the outside // Quotes about self-love that will boost your confidence (via PumpUp)

Manifest your beliefs. Turn positive thoughts into positive actions. - Photo via BeHappy

This is the year I will be stronger, braver, kinder, and unstoppable // Quotes about self-love (DwellBeautiful via the PumpUp Blog)

This year is your year. Own your actions for the years to come - Photo via DwellBeautiful.

Every decision I make is the right one for me - Quotes about self-love // Louise Hay via the PumpUp Blog

Your decisions are ultimately up to you. Make ones that are right for you - Photo via Louise Hay

Get out of your own way // Quotes about self-love that will boost your confidence (Ann Marie Loves via the PumpUp Blog)

Don't stand in your own way. Pave your own path and set an example for yourself and for others - Photo via Ann-Marie Loves

The world you desired can be won. It exists. It is real. It is possible. It's yours // Quotes about self-love that will boost your confidence (via the PumpUp Blog)

The world is yours. Love yourself enough to realize your potential - Photo via Lovely Clusters Shop

Look up at the stars and not down at your feet // Quotes about self-love that will boost your confidence (via the PumpUp Blog)

Hold your head up high and walk with confidence - Photo via Refinery29

Did these quotes about self-love help you today? Let us know what your favorite quotes and sayings are in the comments below! Share your best quotes about self-love on PumpUp with the hashtag #MotivationMonday.

5 motivational quotes from people just like you

5 motivational quotes from people just like you

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What motivates you to be healthy and active? Our drive to succeed can come from the most unlikely places. Whether your greatest source of inspiration comes from a family member, a friend, motivational quotes or a personal goal, we want to know why you choose to be active and healthy. We quizzed members of the PumpUp community about their biggest beacons of motivation:

"Today's workout is dedicated to one of my classmates who said that if I was so self-conscious about my body, all I had to do was close my mouth and stop eating. She doesn't know how hard I've been working since last year and that angers me! She's exactly the kind of person I shouldn't listen to, and that's what motivates me for #ActiveAugust." - @kikidiaz

Don't doubt your own capabilities. Find a motivational story that will pick you up. "I forgive myself and love the skin I'm in, no matter what." // The PumpUp Blog

"I've hit my heaviest in my life...and highest body fat. But it's okay. It's time to get back on track. I forgive myself and love the skin I'm in, no matter what. I'm thankful to have a body that works. One that has the capability to get fit." -@mcalorie

"What motivates me to work out? Me. I know that whenever I'm feeling down, a workout can help me to feel better. And when I'm feeling super down, it's you PumpUp. You make me feel like a part of something bigger than myself." - @marizardd

Believe in yourself. Find motivational stories to keep you going. "I'm proving everybody wrong, including myself." // The PumpUp Blog

"Everyone has their own motivation to work out. Mine is to prove myself and my surroundings that I can really do this. When I first started, people didn't think that I was going to last at the gym. They thought I would give up, because it was what I always did. But NOT this time. This time, I'm proving everybody wrong, including myself. Don't give up!" - @steph_ps

5 motivational stories that will inspire you to be active today // The PumpUp Blog

"This is my beautiful daughter. She's 14 years old. As a same sex parent, I am the single most influential person in her life! Every action of mine will impact her one way or the other. She and her brother are my biggest motivation to lead a healthy, active, positive, and disciplined lifestyle! I'm proud to say that they're well-rounded kids, and I know as they grow they will continue to pay it forward and influence others in positive ways." - @limitlesstyle

Do you have motivational quotes to share? You don't have to be a philosopher, a renowned author, a lyricist, or a celebrity to say something inspiring. Trust your instinct, reach down to the core of your being, and say something that is meaningful to you. We hope these motivational quotes from other PumpUp members helped to inspire you on #MotivationMonday. Share your favorite motivational quotes with us on Instagram using the #TeamPumpUp hashtag!

These 12 quotes about walking will motivate you to get moving

These 12 quotes about walking will motivate you to get moving

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Small steps can snowball into big changes. Walk as much as you can for your physical health and march toward your ultimate ambitions. Rather than allowing your dreams to remain frozen as lofty possibilities, take action. Turn them into goals that you're constantly fighting for. Find motivation to get moving with these 12 quotes about walking toward your goals in the literal and figurative sense. When I get tired, I remember those who can't run, what they would give to have this simple gift I take for granted, and I run harder for them // Quotes about walking and running that will inspire you to get moving

Run or walk because you can. Don't ever take it for granted. (Photo via PumpUp member @kathio)

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Don't be discouraged by slow progress. Take it one day, one step at a time. (Photo via PumpUp member @mirie)

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Don't walk in the shadow of other people's footsteps. Be an example instead. (Photo via PumpUp member allyarnado)

I walk slowly but I never walk backward // 12 quotes about walking that will motivate you to get moving (The PumpUp Blog)

It doesn't matter how fast you go, just as long as you don't stop. (Etsy)

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are // Quotes about walking that will inspire you to get moving (the PumpUp Blog)

Take that first step and tread your path with purpose (Cuded)

Once the storm is over,  you won't remember how you made it through. You won't be the same person who walked in. That's what this storm's all about // Quotes about walking that will inspire you to get moving

If you're going through a rough time, walk it out. (Oprah.com)

It's your road and yours alone. Others may walk with you, but no one can walk it for you // Quotes about walking that will inspire you to get moving (The PumpUp Blog)

Carve your own path. It's about the journey, not the destination. (Spoken.ly)

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it // Quotes about walking that will inspire you to get moving

Don't let obstacles stop you. Think, walk, and climb your way around them. (Pinterest)

You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness // Quotes about walking that will inspire you to get moving

Walk inside your story and own it. Don't let anybody steal your thunder. (Tumblr)

Do something uncomfortable today by stepping out of your box // Quotes about walking that will inspire you to get moving (the PumpUp Blog)

Step out of your box and walk along a road that allows you to create who you want to become (Pinterest)

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence there fore is not an act but a habit // Quotes about walking that will inspire you to get moving (The PumpUp Blog)

Make walking a habit. Rinse and repeat. (LivingWellSpendingLess)

Which step have you reached today? // Quotes about walking that will inspire you to get moving (the PumpUp Blog)

Reach the tallest step. Walk steadily with determination. (Cookies and Clogs)

Did these quotes about walking inspire you to take action in your life? Share about it on PumpUp with the #ActiveAugust hashtag! What inspired you to get moving today? Let us know what your favorite quotes about walking are in the comments below.

13 inspiring quotes to help you become the best version of you

13 inspiring quotes to help you become the best version of you

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It isn't always easy to be the best you can be. Frankly, it's exhausting. With enough motivation, determination, and a positive fitness community to support you along the way, you'll be surprised by what you can achieve. Focus less on your limitations and instead, emphasize your capabilities. Own them and make the most of them. This is how you can truly become the best version of you. Here are some incredibly inspiring quotes to help you along the way on Motivation Monday. You can't fulfill your destiny in your comfort zone // Quotes that will inspire you to become the best version of you (PumpUp Blog)

Surprise yourself. Step outside of your boundaries // Photo by PumpUp member benjohn5

Don't talk, just act. Don't say, just show. Don't promise, just prove. // Quotes that will inspire you to become the best version of you (PumpUp Blog)

Take action and stop hesitating // Photo by @sarahashley76

I hope you know you're capable and brave and significant // Quotes that will inspire you to become the best version of you

You are all that you can be. Keep your chin up //Photo via DashofSerendipity 

If you're searching for the one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror// Quotes that will inspire you to become the best version of you (PumpUp Blog)

Take a good look at yourself. You are somebody who is capable of taking chances. You are extraordinary. // Photo by PumpUp member @ele_getsfit

Start again in a different frame of mind // Quotes that will inspire you to become the best version of you (PumpUp Blog)

There isn't any harm in restarting. Get up and try again, but do so in a different frame of mind // Photo via PumpUp member @barbra1

Healthy is not a weight. It's not a diet. And most of all, it's not the same for everyone // The PumpUp Blog

Healthy isn't eating clean seven days a week. It's different for everyone.

 Find yourself , and be that // Quotes that will inspire you to become the best version of you (PumpUp Blog)

 

Love your body, nourish yourself, and be the best that you can be. Do what you can and do what works for you. Photo via PumpUp member @petitesmurfette.

Your speed doesn't matter. Forward is forward // Quotes that will inspire you to become the best version of you (the PumpUp Blog)

Go at your own pace, but never stop. Keep pushing // Photo via BlogLovin

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire // Quotes that will inspire you to become the best version of you (The PumpUp Blog)

Be passionate and pursue your dreams with courage // Photo via Pinterest 

Someday is not a day of the week // Quotes that will inspire you to become the best version of you (The PumpUp Blog)

Make procrastination your enemy // Photo via Pinterest

Don't shush your inner voice. It's who you really are // Quotes that will inspire you to become the best version of you (The PumpUp Blog)

Listen to your inner voice // Photo via Mint Design Blog

If you can't change the situation, change how you feel about it // Quotes that will inspire you to become the best version of you (PumpUp Blog)

Change your attitude and look at things from a different perspective // Photo via Pinterest

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all // Quotes that will inspire you to become the best version of you (The PumpUp Blog)

Make the most out of your existence. Live life to the fullest // Photo via Love this Pic

We hope that these inspiring quotes helped to lift your spirits on Motivation Monday! What motivates you to become the best version of you? Share your favorite sayings with the PumpUp fitness community with the #MondayMotivation hashtag!

Use these 14 quotes to stop comparing yourself with others

Use these 14 quotes to stop comparing yourself with others

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The act of comparison is an act of violence against the self. Be your own cheerleader. Stop comparing yourself with others and focus on how you can become the best version of you. A fitness community can help you to realize the futility of comparison. Instead, embrace your personal victories and combat your challenges head-on. Don't compare your chapter one to somebody else's chapter 50. Here's a collection of the best motivational quotes that will help you to stop comparing yourself with others.

I don't idolize anyone but the person I have the potential to be

I don't idolize anyone but the person I have the potential to be // quotes that will help you to stop comparing yourself with others (via the PumpUp Blog)

 

Be a role model for yourself. // Photo via @simonamelan

Happiness in the present is only shattered by comparison with the past

Happiness isn the present is only shattered by comparison with the past // // quotes that will help you to stop comparing yourself with others (via the PumpUp Blog)

 

Let it go. You can't move forward if you keep looking back. // Photo via @musclecowgirl

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside you

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. // quotes that will help you to stop comparing yourself with others (via the PumpUp Blog)

 

Focus on the present. Focus on you. // Photo via @ddlynn12

Don't compare yourself to others. You  have no idea what their journey is all about.

Don't compare yourself to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about  // Quotes that will help you to stop comparing yourself to others (via the PumpUp Blog)

Focus on your journey, not the destination // Photo via Regina Bretts on Behance

Don't concern yourself with what everybody else is doing

Everything in life is easier when you don't concern yourself with what everybody else is doing // Quotes that will help you to stop comparing yourself with others (via the PumpUp Blog)

Keep doing you // Via Pinterest

Don't compare your beginnings to someone else's middle

Don't compare your beginnings to someone else's middle // Quotes that will help you to stop comparing yourself to others (The PumpUp Blog)

You're at the start of something great. Don't let another person's progress discourage you. // Via Tumblr

You don't have to do what everyone else is doing

Sometimes I have to remind myself that I don't have to do what everyone else is doing // Quotes about comparison via the PumpUp Blog

Do what works for you. You don't have to be Michael Jordan, you just have to do what you're comfortable with. // via Pawley Island Posh

Every minute you spend wishing you had someone else's life is a minute spent wasting yours

Every minute you spend wishing you had someone else's life is a minute spent wasting yours // Quotes about comparison (the PumpUp Blog)

Don't waste your life. Own it. Make the most of it. Live your life to it's fullest potential. // via Goldfish Kiss

Being a successful person is not necessarily defined by what you have achieved, but by what you have overcome

Being a successful person is not necessarily defined by what you have achieved, but by what you have overcome // comparison quotes via the PumpUp Blog

Think about how far you've come // via livelifehappy

Envy is a giant, flashing arrow pointing us toward our destiny

We're only envious of those already doing what we were made to do // Quotes about comparison via the PumpUp Blog

Channel your envy into purpose // via Momastery

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we'll ever do

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we'll ever do // comparison quotes via the PumpUp Blog

Love yourself throughout your journey. Be brave and follow through each goal with a purpose // The Balanced Life

Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?

Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be? // comparison quotes via the PumpUp Blog

Stay true to yourself // via Spoken.ly

Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got a flat

Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got one flat // comparison quotes via the PumpUp Blog

Turn your setbacks into comebacks // via Pinterest

I will not reason and compare; my business is to create // Comparison quotes via the PumpUp Blog

Create your own destiny // via the Little Road Says Go

Which quotes help you to stop comparing yourself with others? Let us know what your favorite Motivation Monday sayings are in the comments below! Tag your favorite quotes and saying with the #MotivationMonday hashtag on PumpUp.

 

 

How Molly gave up junk food and gained the confidence to stay healthy for life

How Molly gave up junk food and gained the confidence to stay healthy for life

With the help of PumpUp, Molly gave up junk food for good. When Molly began her journey with PumpUp one year ago, she weighed 157 lbs. Her current weight stands at a much lower 131 lbs. "At my height (5'7"), 157 lbs was at the high end of what I should weigh," she said. "Since I started using PumpUp, I now eat right. I cook dinner, I make sure I have healthy snack choices, I eat a lot throughout my day, and drink at least 8 bottles of water. I love the way I feel now."  

12 insanely positive quotes about healthy eating

12 insanely positive quotes about healthy eating

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Forget about golden fleeces and silver spoons. Health is your greatest wealth. Lay off the negative self-talk and view your health in a positive light. Rather than discouraging yourself for every bad choice you make, encourage all of the healthy choices that you do make. Slowly turn your wishes into habits. Here are some positive quotes about healthy eating to help you view your lifestyle change as anything but a burden.

You're the driver of your own life. Don't let anyone else steal your seat. Positive quotes about healthy eating - You're the driver of your own life. Don't let anyone else steal your seat.  // The PumpUp Blog

Let your choices be guided by the direction that you want to go for yourself - Photo courtesy of PumpUp member mad_line.

Good food choices are good investments.

Good food choices are good investments. - Positive Quotes about Healthy Eating // The PumpUp Blog

 

Make an investment in your health. - Photo courtesy of PumpUp member _lis.

A healthy attitude is contagious. Don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.

A healthy attitude is contagious. Don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier -  Positive Quotes about Healthy Eating // The PumpUp Blog

 

Make healthy decisions for yourself and inspire others to follow suit. - Photo courtesy of PumpUp member sydonat.

It's not about being good at something. It's about being good to yourself.

It's not about being good at something. it's about being good to yourself - Positive Quotes about Healthy Eating // The PumpUp Blog

 

Be good to yourself. Strive for progress, not perfection. - Photo courtesy of PumpUp member tempted.

I will not feel deprived when I bypass junk food. I will feel empowered because I made the right choice.

I will not feel deprived when I bypass junk food. I will feel empowered. - Positive quotes about healthy eating from the PumpUp Blog

Reward yourself for healthy choices. Don't punish yourself for 'bad' decisions. Photo courtesy of Musilmah

Buy food with thought, cook it with care.

Don't waste food - Positive quotes about healthy eating from the PumpUp Blog

Don't waste food. Let it nourish you. Photo via HavensKitchen

Your food choices are powerful and life affirming.

Food choices are powerful - Positive quotes about healthy eating from the PumpUp Blog

Food choices are so powerful. Photo courtesy of Herbal Academy of NE.

Create healthy habits, not restrictions.

Create healthy habits, not restrictions - Positive quotes about healthy eating via the PumpUp Blog

Habit is what keeps you going. Photo via Nutrifitblr

I'm saving my life.

I'm not training for a 5K. I'm not preparing for a competition. I'm not trying to set a new record. I'm trying to save my life. Positive quotes about healthy eating from the PumpUp Blog

You don't need a triathlete to save your life. Photo via Total Beauty.

A healthy outside starts from the inside.

 

A healthy outside starts from the inside- Positive quotes about healthy eating from the PumpUp Blog

Eat well, be healthy. Photo via The Berry.

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly Plants - Positive quotes about healthy eating from the PumpUp Blog

Fill most of your plate with veggies. - Photo via Etsy

Skip the diet, just eat healthy - Positive quotes about healthy eating from the PumpUp Blog

Make your eating habits a lifestyle change. Diets are temporary. - Photo via Etsy

Loved these positive quotes about healthy eating? Let us know which ones spoke to you the most in the comments below! Which mantras help you to make positive choices?

When I learned to love my body, I became so much healthier

When I learned to love my body, I became so much healthier

Over the last few months, Laura adopted a lifestyle that fulfills her nutritive needs. "[My diet] is one that I actually like to follow," she elaborated. "I have achieved my dream weight! I've never been overweight, but I was pretty much kissing that BMI limit line. I know that weight is just a number [...] but I'm now at a healthy weight. It's the perfect head start towards shaping my body the way I want it to be."

12 quotes that will motivate you to get off the couch and work out, for real

12 quotes that will motivate you to get off the couch and work out, for real

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The temptation to skip a workout might be strong, especially on dreaded Mondays. Don't let it get the best of you. Breathe deep, muster up all the energy you have, and go. The only workouts you'll regret are the ones you didn't do. You'll be so much stronger for it. Here are some great and inspiring quotes to motivate you to get off the couch and slay the daunting workout dragon.

Running moves you forward in more ways than one

Running moves you forward in more ways than one // Quotes that will motivate you to get off the couch from the PumpUp Blog

It's called runner's high for a reason. You'll feel a sense of exhilaration after you run. It's a great form of stress relief and it will help you clear your mind on a difficult day. Photo via PumpUp member @johannavareladg

You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face.

You have a choice. You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off your face // Quotes that will motivate you to get off the couch from the PumpUp Blog

Even if running isn't your thing, don't throw in the towel.  Though gym membership retention dips to a resounding low after 6 months, you can be part of the minority who chooses to tough it out. Pick yourself up and wipe the sweat off your face. Try again and try harder.   Photo via PumpUp member kitty_kat1

The longer you wait for the future, the shorter it will be.

The longer you wait for the future, the shorter it will be // Quotes that will motivate you to get off the couch from the PumpUp Blog

When you lose your excuses, you'll find your results. We're wired to take the easy route. Saying 'no' is an almost automatic response. This time, say yes to your health and fitness goals.  Photo courtesy of PumpUp member @caitlynsadler1

Forget all the reasons why it won't work and believe in the one reason why it will.

Forget all the reasons why it won't work and believe in the one reason why it WILL. // Quotes that will make you get off the couch from the PumpUp Blog

Believe in yourself and clear your mind of 'can't'. Exercise has been proven to enhance self-esteem and even alleviate symptoms of depression.  Photo via PumpUp member alannahcran.

The dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately

The dream is free, but the hustle is sold separately // Quotes that will motivate you to get off the couch from the PumpUp Blog

Believe in the beauty of your dreams and hustle hard. Today's struggles will give you strength for tomorrow (and the days after). Photo via Pinterest

Whatever you want to do, do it. There's only so many tomorrows

Whatever you want to do, do it. There's only so many tomorrows // Quotes that will motivate you to get off the couch from the PumpUp Blog

The sun will always come out tomorrow, but you can do something about your dreams today. Yesterday, you said 'tomorrow'. Photo via the Huffington Post

The most effective way to do it is to do it

The most effective way to do it is to do it // Quotes that will motivate you to get off the couch from the PumpUp Blog

The Nike slogan is pretty darn effective, isn't it. Stop thinking about the reasons why you will fail. Struggles are inevitable along any fitness journey. Don't be afraid to challenge yourself and don't give up (after all, look where perseverance got Amelia Earhart).  Photo via theberry.com

Always be a first rate version of yourself instead of a second rate version of somebody else

Always be a first rate version of yourself instead of a second rate version of somebody else // Quotes that will motivate you to get off the couch from the PumpUp Blog

When it comes to personal achievement, never settle for a second-rate. Comparison is the thief of joy. Do what works for you at your own pace. Photo via theberry.com

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim // Quotes that will inspire you to get off the couch from the PumpUp Blog

You are the heroine of your own story. Don't fall victim to laziness. Fight for yourself and stand up for your goals. Photo via Pinterest

Consider what a long way you've come today

Consider what a long way you've come today // Quotes that will inspire you to get off the couch from the PumpUp Blog

When you think about giving up, look back. Make a list of any and all victories that you've accomplished over a certain time frame.  Photo via words over pixels

Stop waiting until you "feel like it." Just do it

Stop waiting until you feel like it , just do it // Quotes that will motivate you to get off the couch via the PumpUp Blog

Take the leap and commit to yourself (but no, you don't have to go skydiving). Find small things that work for you and stick to them. Photo via Tumblr

I am in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing

I am in the right place at the right time, doing the right thing // Quotes that will motivate you to get of the couch via the PumpUp Blog

You can be as slow as Internet Explorer or as fast as the Road Runner.  Keep doing you, at your own pace, one step at a time. Photo via behappy.me

Did these quotes motivate you to get off the couch (or at least incorporate a little more physical activity in your day)? Let us know in the comments below! Share your favorite motivational quotes on PumpUp with the #MotivationMonday hashtag and share your favorite workout pictures on Instagram with #TeamPumpUp so that we can cheer you on!

A behind the scenes look at these PumpUp transformation stories | Transformation Tuesday

A behind the scenes look at these PumpUp transformation stories | Transformation Tuesday

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Contrary to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, there is no “class” or “spell” that Muggles can learn to charm their way into different physical forms. But able-bodied humans are capable of extraordinary things. Most drastic physical transformations are a gradual manifestation of many small changes. They’re representative of so much more than a side by side picture. Transformation Tuesday embodies the strength, resilience, and improvements in the overall wellbeing of anybody who had the courage to share about their progress.

 

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It’s been nearly one year since mikaylaeddie joined the PumpUp community. On Transformation Tuesday, she shared her first-ever full body comparison photo. “My journey is 2 years in the making and I’m proud of how far I’ve come,” she shared. “Don’t be afraid to lift heavy. Since I started weightlifting, I couldn’t be happier with the way my body has shaped up.” With the help of PumpUp, Mikayla disavowed the stigma against weightlifting and embraced strength training wholeheartedly.

 

Behind the scenes look at PumpUp Transformations | Transformation Tuesday

 

After receiving overwhelming help and support from PumpUp’s fitness community, little_birdy was able to completely transform her body in mere months. “I couldn’t have made it this far without PumpUp and my PumpUp family,” she nodded emphatically. She achieved her progress with patience, persistence, and perspiration. “It took me about 2 months to see results and another 5 to get to where I am today.” Tons of behind-the-scenes work went into little_birdy’s transformation. “I work out for about 1.5 hours a day and eat 3-5 healthy meals every day."

 

Keep them pumped and share about your amazing transformations on #TransformationTuesday with the PumpUp community.

How learning to love myself changed my life - Kristin's PumpUp Success Story

How learning to love myself changed my life - Kristin's PumpUp Success Story

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Kristin's story is an important one. She learned to love herself at all shapes and sizes, and that made all the difference. Food cravings used to pervade Kristin's every thought. "Before PumpUp, I constantly gave into eating food like chocolate, doughnuts, and my biggest craving: pizza," she revealed. "I became comfortable with laying in bed on my phone all day." When Kristin was just 14 years old, her doctor diagnosed her with pre-diabetes.  She was extremely self-conscious, feeling that her weight attracted unwanted attention."My blood sugar was high and it was embarrassing how out of breath I'd be when I was hanging out with friends or family," she lamented. "I was worried about whether I'd fit into seats at waterparks and amusement parks, and I felt like I wasn't good enough for society because I was 'fat'. I wouldn't wish those negative feelings on anybody." 
Kristin's transformation
At the beginning of her fitness journey, Kristin struggled to strike a healthy balance with her eating habits, to the point of self-destruction. "I was obsessed with counting calories and limited myself to 800 calories a day," she confessed. "Though the pounds were coming off, I was still unhappy. I'd be hard on myself for eating 'bad food'. I became anemic and hypoglycemic."
Kristin's transformation
After Kristin joined the PumpUp community 8 months ago, she fully transformed her attitude and relationship towards food and exercise. "I began to focus on being healthy rather than being on a strict diet," she insisted. "I focus on eating healthy as often as I can. Amazingly, I began to have more energy and weight came off a lot faster than it did when I restricted myself." The app became commonplace in her daily routine. "As soon as I saw the progress of other members on PumpUp, it pushed me to get back on track. PumpUp is one of the first things I check in the morning. It helps me to start the day right by keeping me motivated," she said. "I enjoy working out in the morning because it gives me so much energy, I plan most of my meals ahead of time, cook meals for myself and for my husband, and I stopped trying to count every calorie and carbohydrate." Kristin avoids processed food as much as possible, but allows herself to have occasional treats. "Moderation is key," she advised.
Kristin's transformation
As Kristin continues her journey with PumpUp, she hopes to inspire others to make a change for themselves. "Don't obsess over the scale. Don't focus on how far away you are from your goal. Focus on how far you've come already," she mused. "I became so obsessed with getting skinny that I would avoid social situations with friends and family. I didn't want to be around the temptation to eat 'bad food'. Once I was 'skinny', I became self conscious in a different way: there were stretch marks that covered my body and loose skin that made me cringe." With the support of the PumpUp community, Kristin learned that true beauty lies beneath the skin. "Stay positive and be patient. There will be bumps in the road, but you'll overcome them," she said wisely.
Kristin's biggest source of motivation
What motivates me the most is being happy and healthy. My husband has also been a huge motivator, he has called me beautiful every single day: from 5 years ago when I was 200+lbs, to now. I used roll my eyes because I didn't believe him,but he is absolutely amazing. He never fails to make me feel better when I pick at my body. He always wants me to enjoy myself and feel my best.
Kristin's transformation
Kristin's favourite workouts
Right now, I'm just focusing on toning up rather than losing more weight. I like to use the PumpUp workouts under "Get Toned"! I use dumbbells for resistance training and pair that with cardio workouts I find on YouTube.
More about Kristin
I'm a huge foodie, healthy food, junk food..everything! (Pizza is my favorite though). It's made eating healthier a little more difficult, but I still allow myself to indulge or try something new every once in a while.
 
Keep Kristin pumped! Find her on the PumpUp community: @kristinbrookehaley and let her know if you have questions in the comments below. 

16 quotes about intention to boost your #MotivationMonday

16 quotes about intention to boost your #MotivationMonday

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Live with intention. Challenge yourself to eat nutritiously, exercise consistently, and be methodical about every goal, every action, and every interaction. When you choose how to exert your energy and live with intention, you'll be capable of creating a life that you love for yourself. Here are some amazing quotes about intention to boost your confidence and encourage you to think about what fulfills you unequivocally.

Turn your can'ts into cans and your dreams into plans.

Turn your can'ts into cans and your dreams into plans // Quotes about intentional living from the PumpUp Blog

If you can dream it, you can do it. Photo courtesy of PumpUp member banannabel

Do less with more focus.

Do less with MORE focus // Quotes about intentional living from the PumpUp Blog

Focus on every action. Photo courtesy of PumpUp member stella92

Live less out of habit and more out of intent.

Live less out of HABIT and more out of INTENTION // Quotes about intentional living from the PumpUp Blog

Live with intention. Photo courtesy of PumpUp member rainedayao

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.

Most people do not listen with the intent to understand: they listen with the intent to reply // Quote courtesy of The Good Vibe

Listen carefully. Quote courtesy of The Good Vibe

Plant your hope with good seeds.

Plant your hope with good seeds // Quote courtesy of Pinterest

Plant seeds of hope. Photo courtesy of Pinterest.com

Where you invest your love, you invest your life.

Where you invest your love, you invest your life // Quotes about intention courtesy of  SaltAndLightDesigns on Etsy.com

Invest in your life. Photo courtesy of Salt and Light Designs / Etsy.com

Replace "what if?" with "hell yeah!"

Replace what if with hell yeah // Quotes about intention courtesy of workisnotajob

Clear your mind of can't. Photo courtesy of workisnotajob via Designbolts. 

If the plan doesn't work, change the plan but never the goal.

If the plan doesn't work, change the plan but never the goal // Quotes about intention from the PumpUp Blog

Change the plan, but never the goal. Photo courtesy of BeHappy.me

The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.

The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling // Quotes about intention

Be passionate for a reason // Photo via The Sassy Life

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.

I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship // Quotes about intention via Buzzfeed

Don't be afraid of storms. Photo via Buzzfeed

What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.

WHat you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it // Quotes about intention

Today is important. Live like it is. Photo via TheMetaPicture

Trust your soul.

Trust your soul // Quotes about intention

Trust your soul and remember quotes about intention. Photo via Because I'm Addicted

Don't just talk about it. Be about it.

Don't just talk about it, be about it // Quotes about intention

Be about it. Photo via Move, Nourish, Believe

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen // Quotes about intention

Make great decisions that count towards your goals. Photo via My Modern Met. 

Don't stress the could haves. If it should have, it would have.

Don't stress the could haves. If it should have, it would have

Don't stress the could haves. Photo via Cotter Crunch.

We would do well to slow down a little. Focus on the significant and truly see the things that matter most.

We would do well to slow down and focus // Quotes about intention

Focus on what's significant. Photo via Pinterest

Did you love these quotes about intention? What are your favourite quotes that help you to live a life replete with intention, meaning, and fulfillment? Comment below, or share one of these quotes about intention with the PumpUp Community!

How a support system helped me commit to a lifestyle change - Wilma's PumpUp Success Story

How a support system helped me commit to a lifestyle change - Wilma's PumpUp Success Story

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For several years, PumpUp member Wilma (@project_me) was ensnared in a vicious cycle of strict dieting and extreme bingeing. "When I wasn't starving myself, I'd be stuffing my face with burgers and fries. My dinner plate consisted of mostly carbs and protein, but no veggies," she explained. "I lived on coffee and never brought a drop of water close to my lips. Climbing the stairs at work was the only physical activity in my day." After Wilma's father died from a lethal combination of unhealthy eating, drinking, and smoking, she realized that her own lifestyle wasn't sustainable. Wilma needed a community to keep her accountable. "I was never serious about my health because I lacked a support system. It's been almost a year and I couldn't be happier that I joined the PumpUp community," she enthused. "I still enjoy using the app on a daily basis. My energy levels are up and my confidence cannot be contained!" PumpUp member Wilma's Success Story

One of Wilma's greatest initial setbacks was overcoming low self esteem, which contributed to the destructive eating habits of her past. "I was singled out as the 'pale, chubby girl' and I tried to fade into the background. Few people knew of my existence until I went to college. Walking long distances on campus helped me lose a lot of my weight," she remembered. "When I was 18, I was the skinniest I had ever been. But I hated my body and thought I was fat." An unhealthy relationship with her then-boyfriend caused her to doubt her size and her capacity for self-love. "I thought that if I gained 1 kg, he wouldn't be able to love me because I'd be fat," she recalled. "I was a size 10 in South Africa. After we broke up, I partied and started to binge on food late at night. Before I knew it, I was 22, weighed almost 80 kgs, and could almost fit into size 14 clothes. Depression affected all aspects of my life and I felt a constant sense of worthlessness." 

This is no longer the case. Wilma developed a much stronger sense of self worth because of her lifestyle change. "PumpUp helped me realize that there is still some good in the world, it’s inspiring to see how supportive and non-judgemental the PumpUp community is," she confessed. "It helped me grow so much, both emotionally and physically. I can only hope that my journey motivates others like theirs journeys have motivated me." With the support of the PumpUp community, Wilma was able to commit to a lifestyle change. "I started to prep my meals and I make sure that my lunch and dinner consist of the right amounts of carbs, protein, vegetables, and fat," she explained. Wilma always has at least 1L of water on hand and exercises for 40 minutes to 120 minutes on a daily basis, emphasizing weight and resistance training. PumpUp's custom workouts helped her along the way. "PumpUp workouts are the best," she said excitedly. "I always had a million different workouts saved, one for each day. I love to weight train and I especially love leg day. Finally, my friends and I also enjoy going on hikes together." 

PumpUp member Wilma's Success Story

She strongly advises fellow PumpUp members to bounce back from their setbacks as quickly as they can. "Your setbacks make you human and your true strength is shown when you get up, dust yourself off, and try again," she continued. "Don't base your goals on the image of others. Bodies react to diet and exercise in a different way. You can't compare yourself and your progress to somebody else." 

PumpUp member Wilma's Success Story

Wilma's biggest motivation

My father’s passing really got me motivated to get my butt into gear. He was a body builder in his early 30’s but had really bad eating; smoking and drinking habits later on in his life until the day he passed at the age of 55.

My brother started training about 4 years ago and went from being a skinny and awkward-looking guy to being my personal body guard. He keeps me in check, he’s brutally honest; ruthless and pushes me to work hard to reach my goals. He has been such an inspiration to me and the greatest support system ever.

My chop, my friend, Clodagh - 7 years of craziness. We’ve seen each other in all shapes and sizes and we keep each other on track and motivated. She’s always checking in on me, making sure I do my workouts and cheering me on whether I skipped a day or killed a workout.

PumpUp member Wilma's Success Story

More about Wilma

Among my siblings, I was dubbed the 'steroids baby'. The theory is that my Dad was on steroids when I was conceived, which explains my lack in height. I'm not named after Fred Flintstone's wife, my parents thought it was a good idea to name me after my father - Willem. I (not so secretly anymore) dreamt of being a dancer all my life, even though I have two left feet and I'm extremely shy. Finally, I hate being sweaty and I don’t like my calves.

Keep Wilma pumped and be part of her support system on the PumpUp community @project_me! Have questions for Wilma or words of encouragement? Let her know in the comments below!

From gasping for air after 100 m to running 10 km - Skaistė's PumpUp Success Story

From gasping for air after 100 m to running 10 km - Skaistė's PumpUp Success Story

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A candy shop isn't the most conducive environment for living a healthy lifestyle. After spending a summer working in a shop that sold sweets and chocolates, PumpUp member @sky97 had trouble curbing her cravings. "I thought, what's the worst that could happen?," she revealed. "By the end of the summer, my friend took a picture of me at the beach and I was shocked to see that I gained extra pounds over the summer." When Skaistė decided to take action against her unwanted weight gain, she resorted to drastic measures. "I tried crazy diets and counted every calorie, but I was uncomfortable with my body and felt like a walking nightmare," she lamented. "At the end of January, my friend (@am23) urged me to try PumpUp because it motivated her. She was 100% right. I signed up for the app and my life changed completely."   Before Skaistė joined the PumpUp community, she led an overwhelmingly sedentary lifestyle. "I played video games on my computer and watched movies or TV to spend my time. I made sure that I had enough snacks that would last me for the whole length of any given TV show," she recounted. Physical education classes were also a struggle. "I hated every single lesson," she said vehemently. "I got tired after 5 minutes of exercising and I thought that I was never meant to be athletic. I'd think that I wasn't worthy, that I wouldn't be able to do anything. When I joined PumpUp, people surrounded me with motivation and positivity. I really wanted to try to make things better. For that, I think that I'm a much more confident person than I was before."

PumpUp member @sky97 went from being out of breath after 100m to running her first ever 10 km. This happened within the span of a few months!

 

Since she began to track and log her workouts with the app,  Skaistė fell into a routine embraces exercise and healthy eating. "This new regime makes me really happy," she gushed. "Every time I eat healthy food and exercise, I feel like a wonder woman who can do anything!" Skaistė is able to work at the candy shop and resist the cravings that used to overpower her. Though she has cheat days from time to time, she plans ahead to keep everything in control. Skaistė's lifestyle change made an incredible difference in her demeanour. "I've become more extraverted. Since I began to exercise, I made so many friends who don't allow me to relapse into my passive ways."

Though Skaistė used to detest running, support from the PumpUp community really encouraged her to complete her first-ever 10 km run. "I used to feel tired after 5 minutes of exercising...so imagine me gasping for air after a mere 100 metres," she enthused. "I ran 10 km three times ever since I joined PumpUp! I also went on a leisurely 30 km bicycle trip. Not long ago, it seemed like the biggest challenge in the world. I couldn't have done it without the help of other PumpUp members!" In the future, Skaistė aspires to run a full marathon. She'll be relying on the support of PumpUp to encourage her along the way.

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Her best advice for other PumpUp members is to find an enjoyable form of exercise that they can realistically commit to. "Don't like weight lifting? Try Zumba and shake it off!" she counselled. "A passive lifestyle won't benefit your body or your mind. After running a marathon, you'll feel proud and inspired. After a television marathon, you'll exhaust your body and you won't have energy to enjoy life." 

Skaistė's meals

I start my day with greek yogurt and granola or oatmeal with a little bit of peanut butter on top, then after 2 hours I eat a banana/pear/an apple for a snack. I usually carry my lunch box to school filled with vegetables, brown rice and chicken for lunch to fill my stomach before I work out after school. After my workout, I come back home (I cycle to school everyday. 4 kilometres one way and 4 kilometres back) and eat another snack like whole wheat bread with avocado and tomatoes or 2 boiled eggs just to make sure that I have enough protein after a workout. For dinner, I eat salad, fish or lean meat and I always make sure that I go to sleep after 3-4 hours after my last meal.

Biggest motivation

My biggest motivation is Emily Skye who leads a healthy lifestyle and shares her fitness journey with all of her followers on Facebook and other social media platforms. One more person is a Pump Up user: @akvile. She motivates me to stay active all the time even though we both have a lot of studying to do before our exams. If it wasn‘t because of Pump Up, we wouldn‘t have become friends and I really appreciate the way we're able to connect! 

PumpUp member @sky97 went from being out of breath after 100m to running her first ever 10 km. This happened within the span of a few months!

Favourite workout

My favourite workout routine is a full body routine! It‘s a set of exercises for all of the muscle groups and I love it! I start with arms: bicep curls, shoulder press, tricep kick backs (20 reps. 3 times each), I do my back and chest with weights on the bar and lift it behind my back and to my chest. (20 reps. 3 times each). Then I like to do many kinds of crunches for burning that belly fat (I usually do simple crunches and bicycle crunches) and I do them for 200 times each, in total: 400 crunches. After these, I do 2 kind of planks (the basic one and side plank) for 1 minute each and do some stretching for my legs and go with squats, lunge pulses, plié squats and single legged bridges (20 reps. 3 times). Then I finish this killer workout with 20 minutes cardio.

More about Skaistė

When I‘m not working out, I like to spend my time writing poetry or novels. I dream about releasing my poetry book in the near future. I also like cooking, singing, dancing and sometimes I do all of these three in one time, so the view is really fun! I also believe that every member in Pump Up is a wonder because they do wonderful things for their bodies and stronger mind.

PumpUp member @sky97 went from being out of breath after 100m to running her first ever 10 km. This happened within the span of a few months!

Keep Skaistė pumped on the PumpUp community by following her journey: @sky97! Follow her on Snapchat: skaisktem. She regularly posts recipes and shares videos about her workouts on a daily basis!

The Fit Moms of PumpUp

The Fit Moms of PumpUp

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Between hectic schedules and sleep-scarce nights, mothers face a difficult set of challenges along their health and fitness journeys. There are thousands of fit moms on PumpUp who choose to make their health a top priority on a daily basis. Despite the varied landscape of obstacles that they've overcome, these fit moms prove that they really are superwomen in their own capacities. Not only are they mothers to their own families, they make the PumpUp community feel like a family by nurturing other members with their own brand of support. There's a reason some people think that they can do anything. They listened to their mothers. Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful parents on PumpUp! Here are some awesome fit moms who have been in the PumpUp spotlight in the past:

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PumpUp member @limitlesstyle combatted depression with the help of exercise and with the support of PumpUp's community. By sharing about her workouts, tasty recipes, and words of encouragement, Francesca is an inspiring mother to the PumpUp community and frequently offers help to other members.

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After recovering from 3 devastating athletic injuries, @designsbuydonna joined the PumpUp community and began to realize her full potential as a role model for others in the PumpUp community. "By using PumpUp, I have been given a glimpse of what people are searching for.  This has definitely helped me realize that my purpose is to encourage, inspire and inform these individuals how to reach their goals."Screenshot_2015-05-10-14-09-03

@minimimi26 broke from her family's history of high blood pressure and diabetes by getting healthy on her own terms. She's in her fitness journey for the long run. Though Mimi initially adopted healthier habits in order to set an example for her daughter, Mimi began to inspire the PumpUp community with her constant stream of motivational words of encouragement and her stunning progress photos.

One simple New Year's resolution prompted @kayleefit31 to change her lifestyle. She achieved her goal weight with the help of the PumpUp community after 9 months of hard work and dedication.

With the help and support of the PumpUp community, @carmel23shine lost over 60 lbs over the past year. She stays healthy and active by maintaining a positive attitude. "My journey is still ahead of me. I love the encouragement everyone on PumpUp gives! I have met a lot of people that don’t even know me. They push me harder than my own family!”

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PumpUp member @countrygirl4ever overcame a traumatic brain injury. She's an amazing example that anything is truly possible if you set your mind to it. This PumpUp member is now a yoga instructor and a p90X, Asylum, Chalean Extreme, and Rushfit grad.

@shundyg combatted depression with the support of other PumpUp members. She also found the consistent motivation that she needed in order to break away from quick-fix dieting.  "“I currently go through depression moments but I’m quickly pulled out of that dark place when I log onto PumpUp,” she confirmed. “It truly keeps me going. Everyone is so uplifting and sometimes I cry when I read the kind words under my posts."

PumpUp member @dezireeryonna confirms that progress is more about the journey than the end result. Her weight fluctuated throughout her lifetime. By embracing a balanced diet with nourishing meals, Desiree is more confident than ever with her post-pregnancy body. "I was always overweight. I wanted to be 'skinny' so badly that I lived a very unhealthy lifestyle to do so. Don't ever sacrifice your health. I'm doing it right this time, and so can you."

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PumpUp member @vanessamejia taught us about the importance of self-love throughout any transformation journey. We highlighted her story on #TrasnformationTuesday: "It took me 9 months to get to where I am! Having a baby is the best thing that happened to me! I do have stretch marks and loose skin, but I almost have abs. For those of you just starting your fitness journey, just remember that you will get there!"

Completing a 5K race was a huge achievement for PumpUp member @racquelannd. She trained for 8 weeks prior to her first race, despite the fact that she had never been much of a runner over the course of her entire life.

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"6 months ago, I wouldn't have dreamed of doing something like this, ever," said PumpUp member and former PumpUp contest winner @ilovecoffee2xaday, a mother who ran her first ever 5K race just two months ago. Like many others on PumpUp, she fell in love with running after joining the PumpUp community. @ilovecoffee2xaday likes to push herself outside of her comfort zone. "I've been lifting heavier (30 lb) weights instead of 5lb dumbbells that I've been doing. I tried to push for the 4th set and I failed to take it all the way up. I failed but I had to try! No shame in that. It's a start and I am here to get strong."

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PumpUp member @jmorales617 won a PumpUp contest by demonstrating her favourite outdoor exercise move. You can try it any time you find yourself at the park! Her favourite exercise is the hanging knee raise. It targets your lower abs, hip flexors, and your lower back.

Keep them pumped! We'll be adding to this list as we feature more PumpUp mothers in the future. Have story that you want to share with the PumpUp community? Let us know by emailing alessandra[@]pumpup.co.