Get Motivated!

FitRx readers’ best fitness tips, advice & wisdom!

Jaime Baird's Your Best - Get Motivated
Last week, I had one of those days where I struggled to get motivated. Cleaning out the garage was more alluring than training, and I just couldn’t bring myself to eat the three-day old rubber chicken in the fridge. It was just one of those days. We all have them.

Jaime Baird's Your Best - Get MotivatedJust when I had just about given up on the day, I found my motivation on the FitnessRx for Women Facebook & Twitter pages. Readers had answered the question, “What is the best fitness advice you have ever received?” The responses stirred me up, made me smile and got me moving. So, in case you missed this awesome collection of fitness wisdom, I selected some of my favorites to share with you below. I hope something lights your fire!

Train Hard

Jaime Baird's Your Best - Get MotivatedYou will never regret a workout! @Nataly Gonzalez-Yanez

Jaime Baird's Your Best - Get MotivatedIf you don’t squeeze your butt now, no one will want to later! @Mireille Ricaurte

Jaime Baird's Your Best - Get MotivatedYou’re not going to get the butt you want by sitting on the one you have! @Dana Tropeano

Jaime Baird's Your Best - Get MotivatedWeight train to shrink faster. With cardio and a good diet, lifting weights helps sculpt your body. Plus, you won’t have to starve yourself to see results. @Rolande Sumner

Just Keep Moving

Jaime Baird's Your Best - Get MotivatedIf you’re tired of starting over, don’t quit. @Valerie Martillini

Something is better than nothing. Always. @Kimberly Stroh

When you fall, get back up. Never give up! @Cynthia Zinzow

You can’t achieve “perfection” but you can give perfect effort. Do it. @Elle Samphire

Never give up on your daily workout. Results may not show right away, but they definitely will. It’s a matter of time. @Angie Alamin

If you get off track with your training or healthy eating…Don’t look back, get back on the fitness train and continue to move forward. @Natilie Richer

Never skip a Monday workout. @Sonja Sigurdson

If you can’t make it to the gym, there are hundreds of exercises using your own body weight. No excuses. @Magalie Soughikan

Be patient! Trust the process! @Gabriela Brandy Dickey

Take it on one day at a time! @Elaine van Heerden

Get Your Diet Right

You will NEVER out exercise poor nutrition! Get it right in the kitchen to get it tight!
@Amy Jo Horvath – NPC Figure Competitor

“If you kinda sorta eat right, you will kinda sorta get results!” – Nicole Wilkins @Amy Michele

Abs are made in the kitchen. @Fiercepiration @Shelly Lynn

Drink water before eating if you’re hungry! @Kimmy Hughes

Be sure what you are eating is doing your body GOOD!!! 80% of the game is what you are consuming. @Stefanie Weisenburger

You are what you eat. @Anne-Catherine Pocas

You can’t out train a bad diet. @Thamar Hewsen Koppenhaver

You only workout for about 1 hour, what are you doing the other 23 hours? You’re not going to get “in shape” just by working out. Nutrition is key to achieving your goals. Fitness is a lifestyle. @Brittany Williams

Get all your meals in. @Erin Zinzilieta-Pennington

Eat to survive. @Jennifer Saunders Taylor

Eat 5 small “healthy” meals daily! I am never hungry. @Kelli Noble Hernandez


Learn to love it………..because if you love it, you will always want to do it. @Candice Firmani

“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” @Chanelle Lovegrove

Be consistent and patient, stick to the plan and trust the process. @Ming Van Hoof

You get out what you put in @Katie McGrath (Fitness Page)

Workout to eat out. @Dawn Rolle

Eat clean, move often, lift heavy things DAILY. @Kathy J. Armada

Working out is a lifestyle, like bathing, going to work, etc…if you look at it like that then you’ll never want to stop. @Esther Navarro

Your Journey

I had always wanted ‘skinny legs’ realizing that my body shape would never change to allow me that was my biggest breakthrough… So it’s…accept what you have and just make it awesome… Love my quadzillas now!!! @Markesha Hartshorn

Take progress pictures instead of obsessing over the numbers on the scale…totally changed my whole perspective! @Sara DeFina

Do it for yourself. @Susan Hill

Persist and know that even small gains are still gains! @Lynette Stone Stokes

Don’t compare yourself to others and their progress….be the best version of YOU. @Ayana Baker

Be happy with YOUR progress, not obsessing over someone else’s. @Nate Brandi Bartmess
You made yourself unfit, so it’s going to be painful to undo all of the negative effects on the body. @Candi Pauline

Take a before photo and share it with the world… That’ll make you accountable to make the change you want in yourself. @Eli Nicole Mattioda

Push Toward Your Best
There will be plenty of low motivation days in a lifetime. The goal is to learn how to move through those days gracefully, so that your goals, outlook and relationships are not negatively impacted. Choose to accept a tough day for what it is, a small obstacle for your goals and life, and fight through those days with relentless optimism, as tomorrow (or the next day) will most certainly be better.

Keep pushing— your best is waiting.

Jaime Baird

Jaime Baird is the Online Editor-in-Chief of FitnessRx For Women and IFBB Bikini Pro. Her life’s mission is to help others, especially women, achieve their best in health and life.

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