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Your new MANTRA: 30 inspirational quotes to help you achieve more

“I think I can, I think I can…”

The Little Engine That Could had it right, although perhaps he should have replaced “think” with “know”.

In many areas of life, a mantra or catchphrase can give you the motivation you need to push that little bit harder, stay the course for that little bit longer or push through the pain to the next level.

Choose your favorite saying from the list below. Better yet, print it off and put it up where you’ll see it each day and be inspired.

Motivational quotes for CrossFitters (and anybody else who wants to be awesome)

  • Don’t strive to be better than others. Strive to be better than you thought you could be
  • A strong body is not made in comfort
  • Everything is hard before it is easy
  • Being positive won’t guarantee you’ll succeed but being negative will guarantee you won’t
  • It’s just you against you
  • Pain is weakness leaving the body
  • Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest what you haven’t planted
  • Sometimes it’s not about how good you are but how bad you want it
  • It’s pretty simple. You either do it or you don’t
  • The best way to predict the future is to create it
  • Excuses will always be there. Opportunities won’t
  • You may see me struggle but you will never see me quit
  • Fit is not a destination, it is a way of life
  • The only bad workout is the one that did not happen
  • Mistakes are proof that you are trying
  • Determination is doing what needs to be done, even when you don’t feel like doing it
  • A year from now, you will wish you had started today
  • When you feel like quitting, think about why you started
  • Be stronger than your excuses
  • Don’t wait. The time will never be just right
  • No matter how slow you go, you’re still lapping everybody on the couch
  • Don’t stop until you’re proud
  • Get the f*** out of bed!
  • Excuses don’t burn calories
  • Stay dedicated, it’s not going to happen overnight
  • Strive for progress, not perfection
  • Your mind will quit 100 times before your body ever does
  • A better me is coming
  • Every expert was once a beginner

Phew! Did those make you want to get up and go for a fast run followed by a weight-training session? With a little motivation, you’ll be amazed at how much more you can achieve!

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There are some days when we could all use a little extra motivation — extra motivation to get to the gym, extra motivation to say no to that cookie, or just a little extra motivation to choose to be better that day. Below are 15 inspiring quotes to encourage you on your journey to health and fitness.

15 of the Most Inspiring Fitness Quotes

“The best medicines: nutrition, movement, rest, nature, connection” — Julie Foucher

This quote came from former perennial CrossFit Games athlete Julie Foucher. Foucher has been a staple in the community since her debut in competition in 2010. She finished on the Games podium twice (2012 and 2014) and has since developed a reputation as a fitness doctor. Foucher retired from competition to pursue her career as a doctor. She also produces a podcast called Pursuing Health, where she chats with guests about all things health, fitness, and life related.

“Make time for health now, or you’ll have to make time for disease later.” — Julie Foucher

Foucher just has so many wise words to share we had to bring attention to another quote of hers. Reaching into the deeper purpose of fitness, Foucher recognizes the value that lies in taking control of your health through fitness and nutrition.

“Head first towards the uncomfortable.” — Brent Fikowski

2018 West Regional victor Brent Fikowski knows what it takes to get what you want. He has gone head first toward the uncomfortable for years since his near-Games misses in 2014 and 2015. Take a page out of his book if you are looking to advance in competition.

“This year, when I compete, I am competing for anyone, anywhere who shares the same voices in their head as I do. (The voice) that tells them over and over all the reasons — rational or irrational — that they can’t, shouldn’t, won’t, or aren’t good enough.” — Khan Porter

In 2017, multi-time Games athlete Khan Porter opened up about his struggle with an anxiety disorder. The 28-year-old athlete said that competing helps him fight back against the anxious voice in his head. That year, he dedicated his performance to anyone going through something similar with this powerful message.

“I hope your Monday is full of motivation AND appreciation, because we are going to get so much further in life if we can keep those two hand in hand.” — Michaela North

A few words of encouragement from 2017 Affiliate Cup champion team member Michaela North. North, who won the Affiliate Cup with the Wasatch Brutes last year, is on a journey back to fitness after giving birth. Although her current situation (being in the postpartum period) is very specific, her quote is easily applicable to us all.

“Everyone has an internal dialogue, and how you talk to yourself will greatly impact your performance —both in terms of production and what the experience feels like.” — Elisabeth Akinwale

Former Games athlete Elisabeth Akinwale reminds us to be kind to ourselves when we work out. It is all too easy to get into a negative headspace when you are suffering in the midst of an awful workout, but taking a turn for the negative will only result in negative effects.

“As an elite athlete, there are only five things that you can truly control — your training, nutrition, sleep, recovery, and mindset. If it doesn’t fall into one of those categories, I tell my athletes, forget about it. Control the things you can control, and ignore everything else.” — Ben Bergeron, from his book Chasing Excellence

Well-known coach Ben Bergeron mentioned “elite” athletes in this quote, but we think it is useful for all athletes. Anyone who is bettering himself or herself through fitness will benefit from controlling the things they can and forgetting about the things they cannot.


Chyna Cho (who is Insta famous for always using all caps) has been around the sport for a long time. At the 2010 Reebok CrossFit Games, she struggled under the lights of the tennis stadium while she tried to bang out muscle-up after muscle-up in the named workout Amanda. Cho knows what it looks and feels like to give 100 percent when it counts.


Another great one from Cho, reminding anyone who is feeling discouraged that they should trust the process. Show up to the gym, put in the work, and watch the results unfold before you — albeit, not overnight.

“When you don’t feel like training and you make up an excuse not to get off the couch … remember why you do it!” — Josh Bridges

Perennial Games athlete Josh Bridges missed the Games in 2015 after a sixth place finish at the California Regional, but he continued to train. This year, he came in third place at the West Regional and is headed back to Madison for the CrossFit Games. The beauty of fitness is the work is never done. There is always something to work on, always something to improve, and always something to achieve.

“Warm-ups are a good chance to practice skills, better positions, and technique in less intense situations. Perfect practice makes perfect.” — James Newbury

Working on handstands? Need more mobility to get your first pistols? Chasing your muscle-up? Games athlete James Newbury reminds us to throw in some skill work when we are warming up. Warm up your shoulders with some handstand practice or do some muscle-up transitions to get your hips ready to be explosive.

“The goal is to get fit, make it the best hour of your day, stay safe, turn up the music, high five some people, and blow off some steam. So remember that. Relax. Have fun. Work out.” — Pat Sherwood

CrossFit Games analyst and Update Show host Pat Sherwood is privy to perhaps more knowledge than 90% of the community. His longevity and depth in not only the sport but also the lifestyle make him a credible source for some good inspiration. With this quote, Sherwood reminds us why we are all here in the first place — elite athlete or elderly gym-goer. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

“It’s not always what you do for training, it’s who you do it with.” — Annie Sakamoto

Original Nasty Girl Annie Sakamoto has been around the sport since its inception. She has been to the Games both as an individual competitor and a master athlete, but what she is really known for is her spirit. Her love of the community radiates in her smile, and this quote is a great reminder of how she got to where she is today.

“Confidence entering a big lift is essential for success. Create a routine that incorporates breathing and visualization. Practicing this routine every lift will build strength physically, mentally, and emotionally. Approach the bar with attitude and purpose. Grip it and rip it.” — Scott Panchik

CrossFit Games veteran Scott Panchik is known for his brute strength and his level head. He divulges a little bit of his secret in this quote that reminds us that strength is as mental as it is physical.

“Hard work pays off.” — Mat Fraser

Mat Fraser coined a simple phrase that has caught on within the community. You will see the quote on T-shirts and in hashtags (#HWPO). “Hard work pays off” is the epitome of Fraser’s athletic career thus far. His hard work has paid off big in the way of earning the title “Fittest on Earth” for two consecutive years.

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30 Inspirational Quotes for Crossfit Motivation

You choose to make this commitment to excellence over mediocrity, and we understand the effort and exertion that is required. Here are 30 inspirational quotes to help you keep going and achieve your goals.

1  ‘Full effort is full victory’ – Katrin Tanja Davidsdottir, Crossfit Athlete and 2015 CrossFit Games winner.

2  ‘Make it happen’ – Chris Hinshaw, Ironman Champion and Endurance coach to the Crossfit world.

3 ‘Don’t stop when you are tired, stop when you are done’ Marilyn Monroe, US actress and model.

4  ‘It’s hard to beat a person that never gives up’ – Babe Ruth, US Baseball Legend.

5 ‘The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…These are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence’ – Confucius, Chinese philosopher, teacher and politician.

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6 ‘The world breaks everyone and afterward some are strong at the broken places’ – Ernest Hemingway, US writer.

7 ‘Obsessed is a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated’ – Unknown

8 ‘Be stronger than your strongest excuse’ – Unknown

9 ‘Fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds’ worth of distance run’ – Rudyard Kipling, British Writer and Nobel Laureate

10 ‘It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up again’ – Vince Lombardi, Head Coach of the Green Bay Packers

11 ‘Pain is temporary, pride is forever’ – Unknown

12 ‘When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing better than a challenge’ – Terry Bradshaw, American footballer.

13 ‘Set your goals high, and don’t stop until you get there’ – Bo Jackson, All Star athlete in baseball and American football.

14 ‘Most people never get far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second’ – William James, US philosopher.

15 ‘Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period’ – Lou Holtz, US footballer and coach.

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16 ‘Action is the foundational key to all success’ – Pablo Picasso, Spanish Artist.

17 ‘Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.’ – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Former Mr. Olympia, terminator and politician.

18 ‘Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.’ – Oscar Wilde, Irish conversationalist and writer.

19 ‘Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.’ – Winston Churchill, English politician.

20 ‘Be strong when you are weak, brave when you are scared, and humble when you are victorious’ – Michelle Moschetti, US writer.

21 ‘You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.’ – Michael Phelps, holder of the most medal wins by any Olympic Athlete.

22 ‘Typically the world’s best athletes are minimalists when it comes to their training. They work hard and fast with few exercises. They master the fundamentals and work with them for years. This is the secret that no one wants to hear.’ – Greg Glassman, founder of Crossfit.

23 ‘When you’ve got purpose, everything becomes possible’ – Lewis Pugh, UN Patron of the Oceans.

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24 ‘Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.’ – Mark Twain, US writer.

25 ‘Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.’ – Sam Levenson, US comedian, writer and TV host.

26 ‘It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop’ – Confucius, Chinese philosopher, teacher and politician.

27 ‘You have to fight through the bad days in order to earn the best days’ – Unknown.

28 ‘Work until your idols become your rivals’ – Drake, Musician.

29 ‘Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.’ – Jim Rohn, Inspirational speaker.

30 ‘In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer’ – Albert Camus, French/Algerian writer and philosopher.

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Motivational Quotes from the World's Best CrossFit Athletes

There's no denying CrossFit athletes are a badass bunch.

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If you're an athlete looking for a source of motivation, look no further than CrossFit. There's a reason many of the sport's stars garner a million or more of followers on Instagram (and why the CrossFit Games winners are referred to as the Fittest in the World): They're tougher than nails.

Though the sport is still relatively new — it was conceived in the late '90s — and it battles a stigma of injuring participants, the sport is a worldwide phenomenon among both recreational and professional athletes alike. No matter what your activity of choice, the next time you need a dose of inspiration, look to one of these athletes for their wisdom on what it means to be tough, determined and yet, humble.

1. The Athlete to Beat: Mathew Fraser

"The one line I always like was, 'I am going to do today what other people aren't willing to so I can do today what other people can't.' Whenever I am training by myself, I am running lines like that through my head. Trusting the hard work that I am putting in will pay off."
—Matthew Fraser, as told to NF Sports in 2017

ABOUT THE ATHLETE: Fraser first appeared in the CrossFit Games in 2014, where he earned the title of Rookie of the Year. Just two years later, he earned the title of Fittest Man in the World; a title which he won again the very next year. And again the year after that.

This Tennessee resident is no stranger to competition — his parents are Canadian Olympic figure skaters — and has learned some invaluable lessons along the way to earning the largest margin of victory in CrossFit Games history during his first win in 2016.

2. The Back-to-Back Fittest Woman: Tia-Clair Toomey

"If they stand behind you, protect them. If they stand beside you, respect them. If they stand against you, defeat them." (Nordic Viking saying)

"The main reason I love this quote so much and why I find motivation from it is because no matter the situation, you can always try and turn it into a positive by learning and evolving from that experience. But it also reminds you that you're never alone even when times are tough."
—Tia-Clair Toomey, as told to LIVESTRONG

ABOUT THE ATHLETE: Being the world's fittest takes both physical and mental strength, and Toomey digs deep by repeating this saying. She took the top spot at the CrossFit Games in both 2017 and 2018, and also has a history as a runner and weightlifter. She appeared in the women's 58-kilogram competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, and just after taking the title of Fittest Woman in the World in 2018, she took gold in the 58-kilogram event in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

3. The Comeback Kid: Katrin Daviosdottir

"A phrase that's stuck with me since 2014: 'Be the best me.' I love competing and I absolutely love a good challenge, but my focus every day is to become a better version of myself. It is to compete against my best potential and as long as I still see room to grow and I love what I do, I want to keep chasing that."
—Katrin Daviosdottir, as told to Shape in 2018

ABOUT THE ATHLETE: Daviosdottir made her first appearance in the CrossFit Games less than 10 years ago and made quite the name for herself in a short amount of time. Though she missed qualification for the Games in 2014 after falling out of the first place slot she held on the first day, Daviosdottir harnessed her mental power and came back even stronger. She took the title of Fittest Woman in the World in both 2015 and 2016.

4. The Fittest Man in History: Rich Froning Jr.

"Hey, if you're going to attack your weaknesses, there's no better time to get right back on the rope than the first opportunity presented. There was no 'Let's give this a try.' 'Or Let's see if I can do this.' What I told myself instead was a determined 'I'm gonna go do this.'"
—Rich Froning Jr., in his book, First: What It Takes To Win

ABOUT THE ATHLETE: No list of badass CrossFit athletes would be complete without Rich Froning Jr. After winning the CrossFit Games four times in a row from 2011 to 2014, he became known as the Fittest Man in History. The Tennessee resident owns affiliate gym CrossFit Mayhem, and he's captained the CrossFit Mayhem Freedom team to various victories in the years since.

Even as one of the top champs of CrossFit, Froning Jr. has seen his share of struggles. Most noteworthy being his 2010 performance at the Games, losing his lead in the final event when he fell during the rope climb. What he learned from the experience — and how he approached facing the rope climb again — is a lesson for all of us.

5. The Athlete Making Her Mark: Sara Sigmundsdottir

"The [Icelandic] saying is somewhat similar to "I can, I will" — I say this to myself over and over again when I need to push myself. During the 'Marathon Row' at last year's Games, I wrote this on my water bottles so that I would have this in my line of sight the whole time."
—Sara Sigmundsdottir, as told to LIVESTRONG

ABOUT THE ATHLETE: Though Sigmundsdottir doesn't yet have any CrossFit Games championships under her belt, that doesn't mean she hasn't made waves in the community. The Icelandic athlete has podium finishes under her belt and even won the 2015 Meridian Regional, outperforming athletes who have years more experience. If you still had any doubts, she completed in nine events in the 2019 Games with a broken rib before having to drop out.

6. The History-Maker: Annie Thorisdottir

"There's nothing wrong with dreaming big, just as long as you understand you need to put in hard work to make things happen. Also, it's key to have the right people around you to help and support you."
—Annie Thorisdottir, as told to Polar in 2018

ABOUT THE ATHLETE: In 2012, Thorisdottir became the first woman in history to win the title of Fittest Woman in the World twice, repeating her 2011 victory. This Icelandic athlete co-owns Crossfit Reykjavik and is sometimes called Iceland Annie. She became known for her fearlessness after she completed her first muscle-up mid-competition, after many unsuccessful attempts. She dreams big — and it's paid off.

7. The Veteran: Ben Smith

"I was taught at a young age that if you want something, be disciplined and work hard. Work harder than everyone else. So that's what I did with everything in my life. I wanted to be a great baseball player and I thought CrossFit could be the differentiator that got me there… If you want to be the best at something, you have to do something a little different. CrossFit was definitely different."
—Ben Smith, as told to Reebok in 2018

ABOUT THE ATHLETE: This Virginia athlete has participated in every CrossFit Games for the past decade. As a child and into his teen years, Smith's focus was baseball, but after being introduced to CrossFit, he hit the scene at 18 years old. He took the title of Fittest Man in 2015 and has made it on the podium a total of three times. What is his secret to success? Old-fashioned hard work.

8. The Young Gun: Lauren Fisher

"We don't grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges." (Unknown)

"My dad always told me when I was younger if I wanted anything in life, I needed to work hard for it, and nothing comes easy. If everything in life was easy, we wouldn't learn and we wouldn't grow. By going through tough times and struggles, we are pushed to our fullest potential and find out who we truly are in the process."
—Lauren Fisher, as told to LIVESTRONG

ABOUT THE ATHLETE: Fisher started her career as one of the youngest athletes — at age 14 — and just four years later was competing in Regionals. Each year, she became a stronger force, taking top spot in the California Regional in 2016. She isn't just a champion in CrossFit, however. She won the 2014 USA Weightlifting Junior National Championship in the 63-kilogram class. Fisher views her age as an asset, using her time in CrossFit to learn from the athletes around her.

9. The Fighter: Noah Ohlsen

"She [Joann, Noah's girlfriend] talked about potentially using a mantra for that day, that whenever things got tough I would be able to to just rely on a phrase or a word to help get me through the workout. We decided on saying, This is tough, but I'm tougher.

"I felt like that was good because I could use that when the workout was getting tough, as it had been the day before; I can be tougher than that, I can be better than these circumstances. Yeah, things aren't going my way, but I am better than that. I can pull through it. I can push through it and prove to myself and everyone else that I am tougher."
—Noah Ohlen, as told to Julian Castro in 2019

ABOUT THE ATHLETE: If you're looking for Ohlsen, you'll probably find him training. The athlete stays well-rounded by doing everything from running to Olympic weightlifting, and after five years of appearing in the CrossFit Games, he's still fighting his way to a win. Ohlsen has taken first in the Regionals four different times — 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018 — and he isn't done yet.

10. The Small Yet Mighty: Camille Leblanc-Bazinet

"My logo represents a sentence that I use to repeat to myself: 'Impossible isn't far!' When people told me things like: You're too small for this sport. Wait until the real pro comes. You were just lucky. You can't. Girls shouldn't do this. Etc.

"My goal of winning the Games seemed so far away back then... one day I was looking at a horse and I was just thinking that a unicorn is just a horse with a little extra something... just a horn... still a horse; in fact, so close of simply being a horse... Impossible isn't far!"
—Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, as posted on Facebook in 2019

ABOUT THE ATHLETE: This Canadian was named Fittest Woman in the World in 2014 after winning The Games and when she isn't working out, she's working as a chemical engineer — no big deal. Leblanc-Bazinet is proof that small stature doesn't equate to a powerful athlete, even though she's heard she's too small for the sport in the past. In celebration of proving that size and might aren't the same, she uses a unicorn as her logo.


Inspirational crossfit quotes

1.“Never quit. It is the easiest cop-out in the world. Set a goal and don’t quit until you attain it. When you do attain it, set another goal, and don’t quit until you reach it. Never quit.” – Bear Bryant

2. “Amazing bodies don’t just happen. It’s not something you’re born with. It’s something earned one day at a time.” – Kris Green

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3. “To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

4. “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong

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5. “Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.” – Victor Kiam

6. “CrossFit is more than just fitness; it is a gateway to something deeper with in all of us. {SELF WORTH }” – Revie Jane Schulz

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7. “We are what we are repeatedly do, therefore excellence is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle

8. “Winning isn’t everything, but the will to win is everything.” – Vince Lombardi

9. “When I train, I erase all the limits and expectations of what I can do. I am powerful and anything is possible.” – Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, Crossfit athlete

10. “The goal is to get fit, make it the best hour of your day, stay safe, turn up the music, high five some people, and blow off some steam. So remember that. Relax. Have fun. Work out.” -Pat Sherwood

11. “Never put an age limit on your dreams.” – Lauren Fisher

12. “Crossfit is a way of life. You eat well, you train hard, you push yourself. It teaches you so much of about yourself.” – Ben Smith

13. “There are only two options regarding commitment, you’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in-between.” – Pat Riley

14. “The price of success is hardwork, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” – Vince Lombardi

15. “I won’t let anyone out work me.” – Rich Froning


16. “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t ” — Jerry Rice

17. “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing” –George Bernard Shaw

18. ”It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”-Muhammad Ali

19. “The only difference between a goal and a dream is a deadline.” — Steve Smith

20. “I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.” – Ken Venturi

21. “Crossfit forces us to ask ourselves: who am I? What am I made of?” – Julie Foucher

22. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

23. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, “don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Muhammad Ali

24. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe

25. “The difference between a successful person and others is not the lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi

26. “No one ever drowned from their own sweat.” – Lou Holtz

27. ““It ain’t how hard you hit… it’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s about how much you can take and keep moving forward!” ― Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa

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50 Inspirational Quotes for Crossfitters in 2016

As Crossfit athletes we’re usually fully focused on our tasks, very determined and pretty tough. Sounds great, but the reality is different as we’re all just flesh and blood to the bone: we struggle too. Which means that almost everyone of us knows what it’s like to feel unmotivated and, well do you know that feeling when you could just stay in bed for three more days and sleep over the troubles currently messing up with your life? It would be nice if this could be a reality, but it’s not. Sometimes things need to be done no matter the mood you’re in. And at the time, a motivational quote or two, can boost up your attitude and give you a fresh perspective on the challenges ahead.

These 50 quotes will help you gain some extra motivation!

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1. “During the hard times, it’s important to focus on the things you can change in that moment instead of what you should have or could have done differently.” – Annie Thorisdottir, Crossfit athlete

2. “In training, you listen to your body. In competition you tell your body to shut up.” – Rich Froning, Crossfit athlete

3. “Typically the worlds best athletes are minimalists when it comes to their training. They work hard and fast with few exercises. They master the fundamentals and work with them for years. This is the secret that no one wants to hear.”- Greg Glassman, Founder of CrossFit

4. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong, American former bicycle rider

5. “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says I’m possible.” – Audrey Hepburn, British actress and humanitarian

6. “Look in the mirror. That’s your competition.” – author unknown

7. “Life is not about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving.” – Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone, famous american actor)

8. “The best dreams happen when you’re awake.” – Cherie Gilderbloom, photographer

9. “Pain is weakness leaving the body.” – author unknown

10. “Winning isn’t everything, but the will to win is everything.” – Vince Lombardi, head coach of the Green Bay Packers

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11. “When I train, I erase all the limits and expectations of what I can do. I am powerful and anything is possible.” – Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, Crossfit athlete

12. “Stop wishing. Start doing.” – author unknown

13. “Be stronger than your strongest excuse.” – author unknown

14. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar, author, salesman, and motivational speaker

15. “Hiding from your weaknesses is a recipe for incapacity and error.” – Greg Glassman, Founder of CrossFit

16. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch, American author

17. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” – Fred DeVito, executive vice president of mind body fitness programs

18. “Sometimes it’s not about how good you are but how bad you want it.” – author unknown

19. “When you feel like quitting think about why you started.” – author unknown

20. “Every pro was once an amateur. Every expert was once a beginner. So dream big and start now.” – author unknown

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21. “Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.” – Yoda, Jedi Master

22. “Some quit due to slow progress. Never grasping the fact that slow progress…is progress.” – author unknown

23. “Your mind will quit 100 times before your body ever does.” – author unknown

24. “Stay positive. Stay fighting. Stay brave. Stay ambitious. Stay focused. Stay strong.” – author unknown

25. “Just because you’re 250 pounds doesn’t excuse or exempt you from needing 25 pull-ups.”- Greg Glassman, founder of CrossFit, Inc.

26. “Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done.” – author unknown

27. “Success doesn’t work overnight. Keep your eye on the prize and don’t look back.” -Erin Andrews, American sportscaster, journalist, and television personality

28. “Don’t let fear paralyze you, let it motivate you.” – author unknown

29. “You can feel sore tomorrow or you can feel sorry tomorrow. You choose.” – author unknown

30. “If you still look pretty afterward, you didn’t do it right.” – author unknown

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31. “To change your body you must first change your mind.” – author unknown

32. “The greatest pleasure you’ll ever have is doing what others tell you you couldn’t.” – Walter Bagehot, British journalist, businessman, and essayist

33. “What’s the point of being alive if you don’t at least try to do something remarkable?” – John Green, American author, YouTube video blogger, and historian

34. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan, NBA Hall of Famer

35. “When you want to succeed as much as you want to breathe, that’s when you will be successful.” – Eric Thomas, former professional American football player

36. “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” – Lance Armstrong, American former bicycle rider

37. “Rather the pain of discipline, than the pain of regret.” – Bob Andrews

38. “They think because I’m small, they can do what they want to do to me. But I’m not weak. If I lower my shoulder and they lower they’re shoulder, they’re going to go down.” – Michael Johnson

39. “I’m giving CrossFit a chance for now, and then later on, who knows.” – Annie Thorisdottir, Crossfit athlete

40. “There is no single sport or activity that trains for perfect fitness. True fitness requires a compromise in adaptation broader than the demands of most every sport.” – Greg Glassman – founder of CrossFit, Inc.

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41. “No, it doesn’t ever get any easier. You wouldn’t want it to either.” – Greg Glassman, founder of CrossFit, Inc.

42. “First you feel like dying. Then you feel reborn.” – author unknown

43. “Good things come to those who sweat.” – author unknown

44.“I hated every minute of training, but I said, don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion.” – Muhammad Ali, American former professional boxer

45. “Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you.” – Ovid, Roman poet

46. “That which does not kill me makes me stronger.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher and classical philologist

47. “Failure is not an option.” – Gene Kranz, retired NASA Flight Director and manager

48. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” – Tommy Lasorda, former Major League baseball player

49.“No one ever drowned in sweat.” ― U.S. Marine Corps

50. “Your biggest challenge isn’t someone else.  It’s the ache in your lungs, the burning in your legs and the voice inside you that yells, ‘I can’t.’ But you do not listen.  You just push harder.  Then you hear that voice fade away and start to whisper, ‘I can.’ That’s the moment you discover that the person you thought you were is not a match for the person you really are.” – unknown author

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