You just started a weight loss journey, or maybe you’ve hit a plateau. You desperately need some inspiration, but you loathe the quotes for losing weight on Pinterest — they’re so cheesy, all they do is make you burn a few calories giggling before you go back to thinking about eating a donut. Where can a girl find a little motivation, some inspirational weight loss quotes to give her a kick in the butt and a new passion for fitness? Keep reading! Here are my picks for the top 10 motivational quotes for losing weight… bonus! Some of them can straight up be applied to forming just about any new healthy habit… let’s go!

 

1. “NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER GIVE UP.”

I wouldn’t normally consider Winston Churchill to be an icon in the world of weight loss or fitness, but his inspirational words form one of my favorite quotes for losing weight… and for anything else, really. He’s right, of course. Never give up! Keep going!

2. “YOU HAVE TO STAY IN SHAPE…”

“… My grandmother, she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She’s 97 today and we don’t know where the hell she is.” I love Ellen Degeneres… and who says motivational quotes for losing weight have to be serious? They can be funny, too!

3. “YOU MAY DELAY, BUT TIME WILL NOT.”

Benjamin Franklin is not, any more than Winston Churchill, a weight loss hero, but this quote can definitely be applied to starting a diet and fitness plan. Go ahead. Delay all you want. But the longer you wait, the more difficult it’s going to be… so why not start now? Put down that donut, lace up your trainers, and go NOW!

4. ”TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY. IT’S THE ONLY PLACE YOU HAVE TO LIVE.”

Motivational speaker Jim Rohn is spot-on with this quote for weight loss, diet and fitness. The only body we have is the one we’re born with… and we, ourselves, have a lot to say about how long it lasts, and how healthy it is.

5. “YOU CAN COMPLAIN THAT ROSES HAVE THORNS…”

“… or rejoice that thorns have roses.” Bald, squat, but wise beyond his comic-strip years, Ziggy once “said” one of my very favorite inspirational weight loss quotes. He’s right, you know. Rather than be disappointed that you “only” lost two pounds this week (when you were aiming for five), why not celebrate that you lost two pounds this week? It’s an accomplishment, no matter how small, if it keeps you moving in the right direction.

6. “SUCCESS IS A STAIRCASE, NOT A DOORWAY.”

Author and public speaker Dottie Walters nailed it with this quote for weight loss. It can be taken quite literally, too… taking the stairs will help you far more than simply stepping through the elevator door… but even more inspirational is the figurative way she was speaking… that success comes in small steps, with hard work.

7. “BELIEVE AND ACT AS IF IT WERE IMPOSSIBLE TO FAIL.”

American inventor and all-around visionary Charles Kettering said this, and it’s true, whether used as an inspirational weight loss quote or as a personal motto… or both! Attitude and actions make all the difference between failure and success.

8. “IT’S NOT THE MISTAKES IN LIFE THAT ARE IMPORTANT…”

“… it’s what we learn from them.” Children’s author and playwright Donna Guthrie is absolutely right! Okay, so you gave in to laziness and skipped your workout for one day, then two, and then two weeks. You started again and now you’re sore… but you learned from it, so don’t dwell on the mistake… revel in the fact that you moved on, and won’t make that mistake again.

9. “EVERYONE THINKS OF CHANGING THE WORLD…”

“… but no one thinks of changing himself.” This may be hard to hear, but Leo Tolstoy is right. Rather than declaring that your weight issues are someone else’s fault (the fast food industry, your family’s genetics, the media with its focus on too-thin women), it’s time to take responsibility for your choices and yourself! Don’t complain that the world is making it too difficult for you tolose weight. Embrace the challenges and use them as a springboard for your own change.

10. “FITNESS – IF IT CAME IN A BOTTLE, EVERYBODY WOULD HAVE A GREAT BODY.”

Love her or hate her, you have to admit, Cher was right with this quote for losing weight. Fitness doesn’t come in a bottle. There’s no magic diet pill. Despite what those banner ads say, there’s no “one food to eat to melt belly fat.” Fitness takes hard work. But it’s worth it, isn’t it, to look and feel healthy? Heck yes!

Now that you’ve read all of these inspirational weight loss quotes, do you feel a little more motivated? I sure do! Which of these quotes for losing weight do you like best? Or do you have another quote or saying to share?


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