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The Best Motivational Weight Loss Quotes

We don't have to tell you that losing weight can be difficult. Not only can it be hard to get started with a weight-loss plan, but it can be even more difficult to stay motivated on a diet and stick with one.

Sometimes, we give in to our temptation to take a day off from our diet or the gym. Sometimes, that day turns into a week. Or a month. Or a year. Sometimes, we lose a lot of weight quickly, then hit a brick wall, get discouraged, quit, and struggle to find the motivation to get started again.

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” -Mark Twain. While it can be great to have friends, family members, or coworkers who are going through the same struggle, we can get discouraged if their progress is greater than ours. On the flip side, if we are battling our weight by ourselves, we can miss out on the encouragement that comes from having diet and workout buddies.

Regardless of your personal situation, some friendly words of advice or encouragement can be just the spark you need to get back on the weight-loss wagon. Here are some quotes that you might find helpful:

“If food is your best friend, it’s also your worst enemy.” — Edward “Grandpa” Jones

“Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip.” — Arnold H. Glasgow

“The only thing that ever sat its way to success was a hen.” — Sarah Brown

“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” -Art Williams

“To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.” — William Shakespeare

“The pain of discipline is far less than the pain of regret.” — Sarah Bombell

“I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I’m doing.” — Marsha Doble

“No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everybody on the couch.” — Unknown

“Living a healthy lifestyle will only deprive you of poor health, lethargy, and fat.” — Jill Johnson

“Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” — Edward Stanley

“What you eat in private will show up in public.” — Unknown

“Don't let fatigue make a coward out of you.” — Steve Prefontaine

Today is your day. To start fresh. To eat right. To train hard. To live healthy. To be proud.” — Bonnie Pfiester

“Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states.” — Carol Welch

“Burning fat efficiently boils down to one thing—building muscle.” — Denise Austin

“It's not about perfect. It's about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that's where transformation happens. That's how change occurs.” — Jillian Michaels

Do you have any favorite quotes that help you get back on the weight-loss wagon? Please share them in the comments below.