It’s a cold and cloudy day here in Chicago and it felt fitting to list out some motivational quotes for weight loss. I’ve done this a few times, and I really enjoy this activity. It pulls me away from the familiarity of writing about nutrition and fitness products.
It transitions me into a different mindset of the “why” we are so determined to transform our physiques and lose weight. There’s no easy route to fat loss, and we may get down on ourselves along our journeys.
Oftentimes, all we need is some motivation to keep on going. We can’t always get that from family and friends, because the journey to weight loss is a deeply personal one for many of us. It’s a road we travel alone, even if others are supporting us on our paths.
Here are 7 motivational quotes for weight loss in no particular order. I hope they give you inspiration when you feel defeated, or when you simply need a boost of motivation.
1 – FOCUS ON TEENY TINY CHANGES
It really is important to congratulate ourselves on the tiny steps we take every single day to transform our bodies. Real progress doesn’t happen overnight. It happens as we take very small steps to move us closer to our goal. These little steps every day are creating change in our bodies.
Whether it’s a small alteration in your diet, or a new workout plan you must learn, pay attention to the baby steps you take, and don’t get lost in the big picture. If you make a mistake, then great! That’s part of the process. Just start again. I promise you’ll be so proud of yourself and the changes you’ve made in just a month from now.
2 – EVERYTHING IN MODERATION…INCLUDING MODERATION
The best shape I’ve ever been in came from doing all things in my life with moderation. At first, it really surprised me, because, for years, I believed that the only way to transform our bodies was with a 24/7 hustle with strict eating plans and intense cardio workouts. But I was wrong, and my lack of progress was proof of that.
I started to see true results when I stopped eating 6 small meals a day. Change happened when I threw out my restrictive low-carb lifestyle. It wasn’t giving me the fat loss results I wanted. I also ceased 6 days a week of deadly cardio training. It wasn’t toning me up the way I desired, which was a major bummer considering how much work I put into it.
But I dropped 13 pounds, lost 3% body fat, and gained lean muscle when I discovered a program that went completely against the grain of traditional dieting and exercise. I now work out 3 days a week, and I eat all the foods I love. Life is so much more balanced than it ever was for years.
So, what I’ve learned is our bodies will thank us when we choose a life of balance & moderation over one with restrictions.
3 – COMPARISON IS THE DEATH OF JOY
I can’t tell you how often this has happened to me. I would get extremely discouraged looking at other guys’ progress, yet I couldn’t figure out how to shape my own physique like theirs.
When we compare ourselves to others, it is extremely difficult to maintain inspiration and joy to keep going. Their journey is theirs and yours is your own. Plus, we have no idea what struggle they went through to achieve their own body transformations.
I guarantee that they struggled just as much as you’re struggling now to achieve your own weight loss goals. We must focus on our own progress day by day, and not let the success of others discourage us. Stay on track and you’ll eventually be a huge inspiration to others wanting to follow in your footsteps.
4 – THE WAY ANYTHING IS DEVELOPED IS THROUGH PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE
I can’t stress enough how important it is to allow yourself to practice again and again. Make mistakes and embrace them. This is how we can make substantial progress towards our weight loss goals Practicing again and again while making mistakes is how we move forward. There is no other way.
Mistakes are inevitable. So, whether you’re going to the gym, trying a new home workout, or trying to wrap your head around a new eating plan, keep practicing the moves, until you’ve got them dialed in. Let the mistakes happen, and enjoy the process.
5 – YOU CANNOT CHANGE YOUR DESTINATION OVERNIGHT. YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR DIRECTION
All the fad diets in the world want you to believe you can change your destination overnight. Unfortunately, these diets more often than not fail, because the proper mindset isn’t in place. Real weight loss happens over time as you take small steps every day towards your end goal.
In order to arrive at your destination, you must first make the decision to go there. That decision is your change in direction and the beginning of a beautiful journey.
6 – TO CLIMB STEEP HILLS REQUIRES SLOW PACE AT FIRST
What I like about this quote is the fact that it encourages us to start slowly. There’s no need to dive full force into any weight loss program. It’s a process. Every time I’ve ever started a new workout or eating plan, I made sure that the first week was a slow and steady pace.
The best progress I’ve ever seen has come from taking things slowly and building them up over time. One of my best friends is starting a new workout & weight loss plan that she was inspired to get from my own results with the same plan.
But it was just too much for her to dive into the eating portion of it and the exercise portion all at once. She didn’t even understand the concept of counting calories accurately yet.
I told her just begin with the eating plan. Spend time understanding how it works and what you’re supposed to do. Worry about the workout next week. Take it one little step at a time, and in a month from now, you’ll see that you’re making so much progress because you took it slowly from the start.
7 – SUCCESS IS NOTHING MORE THAN A FEW SIMPLE DISCIPLINES PRACTICED EVERY DAY
It’s so simple, but it couldn’t be more true. And just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it’s easy to do. These things require practice, tweaking, and maintenance. The progress you make towards your end goal happens because specific habits practiced every day.
If your nutrition plan requires that you consume 2000 calories a day, then find a way to do it and stick to it. Get a food scale and an app to track your calories so that you’re completely on target. Do it every single day, and you’ll have gained a skill that will do wonders for your weight loss progress. Not to mention, you’ll have separated yourself from the crowd.
This goes for anything in life, and not just eating. Develop a discipline. Practice it regularly, and watch your life transform.
Now Go Make It Happen
I hope these quotes gave you some inspiration to take your fitness goals to the next level. Whether you need a pick-me-up on a day when you’re not feeling motivated, or some extra fuel to take your workouts to the next level, I hope these resonated with you.
If you’d like to learn about a very simple yet powerful home workout & nutrition plan that helped me drop 15 pounds and burn off 3% body fat in only 3 months while also building lean muscle, visit this page here.
My inspiration to help others lose weight and hit their fitness goals came as a direct result of that program. It altered my entire viewpoint on nutrition and fitness and I don’t see myself ever going back to restrictive dieting and insanely ineffective workouts ever again.
One of the biggest revelations about fitness & nutrition that I ever had is that transforming your physique does NOT need to be physically and emotionally draining. It can be fun, painless, and simple when you follow the right plan.
I want to thank you for being here. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below, and I’ll be more than happy to get back to you as soon as possible.