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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!

Throwback Thursday: You don't have to have it all figured out to move forward

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What was your childhood dream and how does it compare to your goals now? It may be Throwback Thursday, but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't move forward in every aspect of your life. Dream big, and big things will follow. There's a saying that spontaneity fuels opportunity. Let it fuel you today. Let it catalyze you enough to keep pushing towards your dreams. Let it energize you enough to take an extra step or run one mile longer. We encourage you to move forward every day, be it physically or mentally.  Enjoy this quote typography from PumpUp. Share it with your friends on the PumpUp app! Thanks PumpUp member @syd_rae14742 for the amazing photo, it definitely inspires us to move forward all day, every day.

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Motivation Monday - You are too smart to stand in your own way

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If there’s anything stopping you from reaching your fullest potential, it isn’t going to be you. Not today. Not ever. It’s a new week and it’s all in your hands. You can do it! Love yourself through thick and thin.

What does loving yourself mean to you?

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Question of the day: What does loving yourself mean to you? Was there a moment when you learned to #LoveYourself? Use this hashtag all February !

Photo credit: pumpupapp member alexl. Check out the PumpUp community for more daily inspiration! Bit.ly/trypumpup

What quote inspires you? Write it out!

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Write out a quote that inspires you like PumpUp member clemence7 did and post about it with the hashtag #SpreadPositivity, you have a chance to win a PumpUp beanie today! Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin

How exercise helped me cope with depression

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This is a post by PumpUp’s @DebbieMC1232. Through her weight loss journey, she has been able to motivate and inspire others both on PumpUp and through her own personal fitness page 

I’ll admit it. I had to deal with depression for years while I was struggling to lose weight. It sort of came along with gaining weight because I didn’t feel like myself anymore.

I just couldn’t think of anything positive about myself or about my life, and saw everything from a completely negative perspective. I didn’t want to go out and I no longer loved to shop for clothes like I used to. I felt so uncomfortable and didn’t want to go anywhere. Depression really can take a hold of your life and stop you from doing things you want to do because you don’t feel good enough! But you are good enough.

There is no one else in the world like you. Even if you are a twin, no other person is the same as you. Remember that! Make small goals, take each day at a time and don’t overthink it if something awful happens to you. Nothing bad lasts for too long. There is always something more positive just around the corner.

I can’t praise exercise enough for helping me cope with depression and for allowing me to feel like a more positive and happier person. I have lost 3 stone in less than a year by stopping depression from taking over my life. I do still suffer from it from time to time but I can handle it much better these days with eating right, working out and being more organized.

I like to think that I spread  positivity with my fitness page on Facebook by constantly updating the page with motivational pictures and stories.  I am absolutely over the moon with the lovely messages I am receiving from people who have lost over 2 stone and more with the help of my page!  

I have decided to start making my own fitness videos on YouTube and will definitely be getting it started in the near future.  I have so many other ideas planned for the year ahead. 2014 was the best year I’ve had in years and I plan on making 2015 even better. No matter how bad you are feeling, make a decision… If you want to make a change in your life, you are the only one to make that happen. Just do it. Spread positivity!

Here are the best things that worked for me throughout my health and wellness journey:

  • Eat wholesome, nutritious food
  • Drink at least 2 litres of water a day
  • Drink herbal tea or hot water with lemon every morning before breakfast
  • Chew your food thoroughly
  • Don’t keep bad food in your house
  • Have a treat day once a week
  • If you have anything leftover from treat day, get rid of it. You won’t be tempted to have it the next day.

All of these tips helped me to get where I am now. Give it a try!

Check out Debbie’s Motivation Page to #SpreadPositivity with her. 

Photo c/o Coffee and Coco

Etsy's best motivational fitness posters with quotes

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The most beautifully designed motivational posters from Etsy

The pen is said to be mightier than the sword for a reason. In correct context, words have the power to validate our actions and bring encouragement to us when we need it the most. Give the gift of motivation to yourself and others by spreading positivity with these posters. Your wall will be more than a blank spaceIt will be a mosaic of motivation. 

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I lost motivation during my fitness journey, then found it again. Here's how.

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(Image c/o Quotz.co)

This is a post by Abigail B. (@shaudae on PumpUp). Follow her on Tumblr and on her Wordpress blog at Inspiration Served Daily

On my first day at the gym in January 2014, I worked out for 2 hours and I thought I would have lost about 5 pounds. I felt like I did. Then I went home and I weighed myself – I was the same weight! The next day, I went to the gym and worked out harder. Still the same weight. I was upset! By day two, I thought I would have been able to lose about 8 pounds. On day three, I decided that I would not return to the gym, I mean, what would have been the point?

While walking to my dresser, I looked at myself and didn’t like what I saw. Obese and unhappy: that had become my life at the age of 21 weighing 185 pounds at 5’2”.  In that moment, I did not return to the gym. In that moment, I cried. A lot. Then I made a decision to stick to my workout routine, even if I only kept it for two weeks. I only lost 5 pounds; I continued to motivate myself with post-it quotes on my dresser mirror and reminder alarms in my phone.

In February, March and April, I stopped working out. I found a variety of reasons not to transcend my mental barriers towards a healthier lifestyle. I returned to the gym in May 2014, 195 pounds and once again, unhappy. I still felt disappointed when I only lost 5 pounds in 2 weeks, but I felt more accomplished, I felt healthier, I felt more energized and most importantly I was happy with my slow but steady progress.

Since May, the journey has not been easy. However, I have realized that if you want something, you have to want it twice as hard. Even if you lose half of the weight that you wanted to lose, push yourself. Half of the obstacles are in your head. Let’s face it, no one wants to be obese. As hard as the transformation process is, we must visualize our goal and work towards it in spite of temptations and naysayers.

I am not the spokesperson for motivation. I am just a young lady who wants to live a long and healthy life. Of all the options we have in life, we only have one body. The results of working out are worth the pain. Stay motivated!

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” - Lyndon B. Johnson

We must push ourselves! Demolish the mental obstacles, no one will do it for us. It’s December 2014 and I’m 177 pounds, my goal weight is 120 pounds by June 2015. Take this journey with me.

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This is a post by Abigail B. (@shaudae on PumpUp). Follow her on Tumblr and on her Wordpress blog at Inspiration Served Daily

December theme: Spread positivity

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What are your favourite ways to spread positivity? PumpUp wants to know how you’ll #SpreadPositivity all throughout December! Tag your posts with this hashtag and make at least one positive comment on another member’s PumpUp post every day this month!

Motivation Monday: The most inspirational mug

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There’s something about warm beverages and mug wisdom that cheers us up. PumpUp member himarizard’s motivation mug is everything. It paints with the colours of the wind. “Dream great dreams, and make them come true. Do it now. You are unique. In all the history of the world,there was never anyone exactly like you , and in all the infinity to come there will never be another you.”

Motivation Monday: Confidence is key

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Keep your head up, PumpUp! It’s #MotivationMonday! We love this quote shared by PumpUp member laurennaliceeward! Nothing can be done without hope and confidence :)

Motivation Monday: Optimism vs. Pessimism

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“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” - Winston Churchill.
Hope the glass is half-full for you today! What are your favourite ways to think positively? Thanks to PumpUp member @macacaca for sharing :)

Motivation Monday: Doubt

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We’re sharing a great photo from PumpUp member @belabritt. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”- Franklin D. Roosevelt. Hope this jump-starts your Motivation Monday!