8 inspiring Quotes From Fitness Icons

8 inspiring Quotes From Fitness Icons

Becoming an iconic fitness and athletic role model is pretty tough, but when one achieves it through hard work, tenacity and ironclad motivation – the results can’t help but inspire other people. A lot of people look up to these fitness figures and push themselves further due to the motivation and the inspiration they get from looking up to these accomplished athletes. Because of that I wanted to share 8 of my favorite quotes from various fitness and role models that I think will help anyone who needs a quick pick me up.

“The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

I find this very inspirational as Arnold has since gone on to do a lot of things, acting, politics, modeling and much more. I am proud to share that he is a vegan and he advocates it quite actively, making it all the more reason that I find his quote as a wonderful motivation and a great way to inspire myself to further my fitness sessions. Think about this when you are mudding through the last few sets of your bench press or a the last few miles of your run, this will make sure you finish it.

“If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied.” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

Another amazing fitness icon, Dwayne, “The Rock” Johnson became a huge success as a WWE wrestler, where he reigned as the champion and brought motivation to a ton of people. Using his influence to further his career, he then moved on to acting and continues to inspire so many people into getting into fitness. I honestly think he works hard, shows it and pushes people forward. I salute you good sir!

“I feel an endless need to learn, to improve, to evolve—not only to please the coach and the fans—but also to feel satisfied with myself.” – Cristiano Ronaldo

What better motivation is there than to better yourself? Cristiano Ronaldo understands this and he can inspire a lot of people to start believing in themselves too. Sometimes you want to get some motivation from other people, but in the end you need to know that everything you do that is involved in fitness, is really for you and your own improvement.

“You’re going to have to let it hurt. Let it suck. The harder you work, the better you will look. Your appearance isn’t parallel to how heavy you lift, it’s parallel to how hard you work.” – Joe Manganiello

Another role model in fitness, Joe Manganiello has seen quite his ups and downs on the big screen. However no one can dispute the fact that he works pretty hard in the gym to reach where he is today. Reading that line above has given a lot of people some needed motivation and can inspire you to go that extra mile. When you hit that wall, hit it back harder, if it doesn’t break, hit back even harder than before. Your hard work will pay off one-way or another, but the harder you work the stronger you will be. I believe Joe on that saying.

“You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.” – Michael Phelps

I’m pretty sure there is no one alive who hasn’t heard this fitness icons name. I mean how many gold medals does he have? 18? How in the world, would that not inspire millions of people? Simple: it is impossible. He is a great driving motivation for a lot of people to really get into their fitness plans and go further than they ever would have before. When you feel as though you’ve done all you can in each workout, you realize that Michael Phelps probably thought that too and then went even further, you would persevere to go as far as you can as well.

“There comes a certain point in life when you have to stop blaming other people for how you feel or the misfortunes in your life. You can’t go through life obsessing about what might have been.” – Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman quote

Only a person who has been living under a rock doesn’t know who this man of pure fitness physique is, after all if all is said and done, he is Wolverine. As an actor he has brought a great light to the movie house and can inspire anyone of any age to go and start working out, the motivation that he can bring along with his name to get into fitness can’t be measured at all. I think I speak for a lot of people, thinking that the next actor to play Wolverine will have some very big shoes to fill.

“Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure.” – Sylvester Stallone

The story of Sylvester Stallone is a great way to inspire everyone, if you don’t know it, I suggest you look for it and learn a lot more. I’m not entirely sure if the story is true, I have read a lot of sites that said otherwise, but regardless it is a great motivation to try your hardest. Maybe he didn’t have to sell his dog just to feed himself but in the end Sylvester “Sly” Stallone worked pretty hard to get where he is today, and as a stellar beacon of fitness, this man deserves our recognition.

“My motto has always been that you can’t say, ‘Oh, it won’t happen to me.’ You have to say, ‘That can happen to me.’ So always be aware that things can happen.”Venus Williams

Everyone pretty much knows the iconic duo of Venus and Serena Williams, two of the most dominant female tennis players in pretty much any tournament. They have gone through hell and high water to reach where they are today, plus they continue to astonish and inspire so many people with how they continue to improve on a yearly basis. They are a force to be reckoned with on and off the court, and are some of the most powerful motivation for a ton of athletes. Keeping a positive outlook is important but when you hear it from a fitness icon like Venus Williams, you tend to keep it to heart so much more.

And there we have it, some of my favorite fitness icons’ quotes, they are a great driving motivation and they continue to inspire me to go against myself even harder. When I need to push myself harder, I remember that all these people started at the bottom as well and inched their way up, little, by little, step, by step. While their legacies were not built in a day, their contributions to both sports, motivation and as an inspiration to many others, will continue well into the future given the level of hard work that they have placed into their sports or their respective crafts. Stay healthy!

Inspirational Celebrity Vegans

Inspirational Celebrity Vegans

As a vegan, who is not ashamed to admit that I am still learning so much, there are so many inspirational celebrity vegans who have really helped me reach where I am today. They are fairly much institutional names when you mention anything vegan, you can find their names quite easily. As for me, I am really inspired by these people and look up to them as a health enthusiast, a vegan and a person in general. I am happy to share with you some of the most inspirational celebrity vegans that I know of.

Alicia Silverstone – The Clueless star, which I loved her in by the way, who didn’t? Anyhow Alicia Silverstone has been a vegan since she was 21 years old, and using her influence as a movie star, she started her blog and started to share her life as a vegan, often posting inspirational stories, events and more to really get your motivation going. It is good to see that her early life of fame did not hinder her from following the vegan lifestyle and as well as a being an advocate for that kind life. Again I am a super fan of hers and she continues to be a strong inspirational source for me, while being who she is. Kudos to her!

Paul McCartney – Sir Paul McCartney, perhaps at one point was indeed a vegan but is now more of an advocate for vegetarian lifestyle. He is still a wonderfully bright beacon of motivation for a lot of people. He knows how cruel and inhumane the treatment of animals are within slaughterhouses and urges people to choose the vegetarian lifestyle. Add to that his immense popularity from the ever popular Beatles, this man is an institute beyond a healthy lifestyle, pretty much every household knows his name and I hope he continues the good fight to really get a lot of people to turn towards the vegan or vegetarian lifestyle, he is a wonderful influencer and inspirational to boot.

Mayim BialikThe Big Bang Theory star has been a vegan since she was 19-years-old, can you imagine that? I don’t know about you but I was still a vegetarian then and still learning the ropes, but again at that young age she already went for the vegan lifestyle, that alone is amazing in itself. She has released a vegan cookbook since then and continues to be an inspirational source of veganism, I hope that she continues to provide motivation to others follow her stead and get some more people to try the vegan lifestyle. And I cannot stop loving her character from the popular TV show, I mean who could, right?

James Cromwell – “That’ll do pig, that’ll do…” oh shivers. This actor is an animal rights activist and a very outspoken vegan. I really think he is an inspirational man to everyone, given that he has been a wonderful actor for so many years, he continues to be a driving motivation for so many people like myself, who just want to let others know that together we can change a lot of things with something as simple as our daily choices.

Ariana Grande – The popular singer is indeed a vegan since 2013 and the wonderful thing is, she continues the lifestyle to this day. Her love of animals has turned her to the healthier lifestyle and has chosen to continue her fight for their rights as well as the continued advocacy of the vegan lifestyle. A wonderfully inspirational young celebrity that a lot of kids look up to, I hope she keeps up her motivational lifestyle and that a lot of people choose to follow her.

why is toulouse not having it tho? #ThatSlightSideEye

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Woody Harrelson – The Hunger Games star has been a vegan for over 10 years, that’s an amazing achievement on its own but he continues to this day to live the healthy lifestyle. Providing motivation to the manliest of men, this actor has been a wonderful role model for a lot of people. There is even some news that he inspired Liam Hemsworth to choose the vegan lifestyle, if that isn’t enough of an inspirational reason for you to join then I’m not sure what is.

Ellen Page – Another actress who is a strong supporter of her vegan lifestyle, she is outspoken and inspirational for a lot of people, myself included. She continues to share her views on the vegan lifestyle and how it affects not only herself but everyone on the planet, in the hopes that it will turn others towards this moral choice. A motivation to teens to young adults and maybe even further, I really applaud her for using her influence in the right way.

Moby – The famous musician has and still is a vegan for over 30 staggering years. He shares with The Rolling Stone his reasons for choosing the vegan lifestyle after a long stint of vegetarianism, as he does not want to be part of the animals suffering in anyway. A motivation both musically and lifestyle-wise, this man is a powerful driving factor for the vegan lifestyle.

Peter DinklageThe Game of Thrones star, or should I say superstar? Is a very outspoken, according to PETA and he continues to support the lifestyle. As perhaps one of the favorite celebrities of our time, the actor keeps going towards the heights of coolness when you know that he had a vegetarian diet even as a child, isn’t that simply amazing?

A Lannister always walks his pets. 🐾

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James Cameron – The director of the ever-famous Titanic shares that the option to eat animals is just that, a choice and now that moves on to question the morality of that choice. A vegan to this day, he continues to support the efforts of others as a motivation and source of inspiration.

Sia – The quirky singer with the trademark look but still hidden face, has been a vegan since 2014, perhaps one of the more normal things as others point out but again the singing superstar has indeed left a wonderful inspiration to a lot of people. I hope her lifestyle proves to be a motivation for others to put down the animal products in their life and turn to a cruelty free standard of living.

Joaquin Phoenix – Since the age of 3, Joaquin Phoenix has been a vegan. Let that sink in for a bit. He has single handedly been a motivation for other actors and actresses to turn towards the healthier way of life, and has even made a critically acclaimed documentary that just proves to be an inspirational beacon for others to follow.

Ffor those of you who want to really find inspirational people or celebrities to follow on the road of becoming a vegan, look to this list. There are still so many other celebrities who are vegan and stand as wonderful motivation for so many people. Again I look towards them and hope they continue the good fight, we need all the help we can get to promote this healthy standard of living and we want more people to join our side. Additionally if you plan to start becoming a vegan, it wouldn’t hurt to do some research on how to get you on this green healthy lifestyle. Stay healthy!

50 Motivational Quotes on Life and Success

50 Motivational Quotes on Life and Success

Sometimes everyone needs a good pick up once in awhile, and if you are reading this perhaps you need it or someone close to you needs it and you’re looking for some inspiration, either way let me help you out with some of my favorite motivational quotes to really pick you up.

  1. I can and I will.
  2. Don’t tell people your dreams. Show them. motivation quote
  3. The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it. 
  4. Don’t stop until you’re proud. 
  5. The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell. 
  6. Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change. your mind is a powerful thing
  7. Believe you can and you’re already half way there. 
  8. Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. 
  9. Don’t quit. 
  10. Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness in you, even when you don’t see it yourself. 
  11. You got this. 
  12. You did not wake up today to be mediocre. 
  13. Don’t call it a dream, call it a plan. 
  14. Your only limit is you. 
  15. Stop hating yourself for everything you aren’t and start loving yourself for everything you already are. stop hating yourself
  16. Be thankful for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow. 
  17. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” ~ Martin Luther King 
  18. A little progress each day adds up to big results. 
  19. Give god your weakness and he’ll give you his strength.
  20. You only fail when you stop trying. 
  21. Be a pineapple: stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside. 

    🍍🍍🍍 #motivation #pineapple #crown

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  22. Look in the mirror… that’s your competition. 
  23. If you wouldn’t say it to a friend, don’t say it to yourself. 
  24. “Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” ~ Stephanie Bennett-Henry 
  25. You are capable of amazing things. 
  26. “Nothing can dim the light that shines from within” ~ Maya Angelou 
  27. Mistakes are proof that you are trying. 
  28. Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny. don't downgrade your dream
  29. Don’t be afraid to start over. It’s a brand new opportunity to rebuild what you truly want.
  30. Today I will be my own superhero. 
  31. If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough. 
  32. When you feel like quitting, think about why you started. 
  33. “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” ~ Muhammad Ali 
  34. I am strong because I’ve been weak. I am fearless because I’ve been afraid. I am wise because I’ve been foolish. 
  35. Your body hears everything that your mind says. Stay positive.

    ☝ #bepositive #optimism

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  36. Make yourself a priority once in awhile. It’s not selfish. It’s necessary. 
  37. You’re allowed to scream, you’re allowed to cry, but do not give up. 
  38. Actually. I can. 
  39. Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.don't be afraid to fail be afraid not to try
  40. Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. 
  41. Good things are going to happen. 
  42. I deserve to be happy. 
  43. You are amazing. Remember that. 
  44. Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light. 
  45. Don’t be ashamed of your story, it will inspire others. don't be ashamed of your story it will inspire others
  46. When everything feels like an uphill battle, just think of the view from the top.
  47. When life puts you in a difficult situation, don’t say “Why me,” say “Try me.” 
  48. I never lose. Either I win or I learn. 
  49. If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it. 
  50. Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody. 
  51. If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse. 

I hope at least one or two of these lines will give you a good boost not only for today, but every day! Stay healthy!