Monday Workout Quotes Motivation to Work Out

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Let's Get Moving: Monday Motivation Workouts by Richard Uzelac

“We all have our battles with motivation when it comes to working out. But here’s the thing: I used to be in your shoes once, too, until I discovered the transformative power of fitness.” Richard Uzelac – a California State Power Lifting NASA in 1991 and 1992.


Today, as a lifelong fitness enthusiast, I’m here to share some motivation to inspire you to embrace the joy of exercise.


Believe me, it’s not about becoming a fitness fanatic or aspiring to be a super athlete. It’s about finding your own rhythm, discovering the activities you genuinely enjoy, and making fitness a sustainable part of your life. So, before you close the door on exercise, check out these Monday motivation quotes to start your week.

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  • (Bodybuilding Inspiration) Arnold Schwarzenegger: “The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides a champion from someone who is not a champion.” 
  • (Embrace the Challenge) Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) in A League of Their Own: “Of course, it’s hard. It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. Hard is what makes it great.” 
  • (Master Your Craft) Bruce Lee: “I fear not the man who has practiced 10000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10000 times.”
  • (Begin and Progress)Arthur Ashe: “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
  • (Champion’s Dedication) Mia Hamm: “The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.” 
  • (Commitment is Key) Vince Lombardi: “Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but because of lack of commitment.” 
  • (Consistency Breeds Success) Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: “Success isn’t always about ‘greatness.’ It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success. Greatness will come.”
  • (Embrace the Challenge of Exercise) Samuel Johnson: “Exercise is labor without weariness.” 
  • (The Art of Walking) Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Few people know how to take a walk… good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.”
  •  (Fitness Journey) Kerri Walsh Jennings: “It’s going to be a journey. It’s not a sprint to get in shape.” 
  • (Pursue Your Dreams) Jesse Owens: “We all have dreams… takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” 
  • (The Power of Exercise and Nutrition) Jack LaLanne: “Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.” 
  • (The Satisfaction of a Tough Workout) Unknown: “Definition of a really good workout: when you hate doing it, but you love finishing it.” 
  • (Be a Doer) Michael Jordan: “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” 
  • (Self-Motivation is Key) Unknown: “Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.” 
  • (Pushing Beyond Limits) Jerry Rook: “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” 
  • (Fitness for Heart Health) Gene Tunney: “Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart.” 
  • (Embrace Challenges for Growth) Michael John Bobak: “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” 
  • (Defeating Your Past Self)Unknown: “I will beat her… She is the old me.”
  • (Embrace Failure as Part of Success)Michael Jordan: “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” 

How Do You Keep Motivated to Work Out When You Like Not To?

Richard Uzelac’s 5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out



Find Your Why

Staying motivated to work out requires connecting to your purpose.

  • What are your goals? Better health? Weight loss? Define both short-term and long-term goals that align with your values and bring a sense of purpose to your fitness journey.
  • How will fitness improve your life?
  • What motivates you internally?

Reminding yourself of your motivations and the benefits of exercise makes it easier to persevere when you lack motivation. Set Meaningful Goals:


Set Intentions

Plan workouts and add them to your schedule in advance

  • Commit to the workout times you set
  • Tell a friend your workout goals for accountability

Setting clear intentions and sticking to them requires self-discipline but creates healthy habits over time. Start small if needed, but push yourself to turn intentions into action.


Start Small

When establishing a new workout routine, it’s important to start small and focus on sustainable changes.

  • If your goal is to exercise 5 days a week, begin with 2 days.
  • Try a short 15-20 minute workout rather than an hour if you’re pressed for time.
  • Walk or do bodyweight exercises instead of hardcore training.

The key is to simply move your body and build the habit, even if you can only dedicate a few minutes. Any progress and consistency with exercise will lead to increased motivation and fitness. Gradually increase duration and intensity. Small steps forward will add up!


Schedule It

Adding workouts to your calendar is key for consistency.

  • Plan ahead and commit to specific workout days/times.
  • Schedule workouts like any other important appointment.
  • Enlist a friend to hold you accountable.

Sticking to a routine requires discipline and turning down other commitments. But remembering your goals and all the benefits of exercise will provide motivation to honor workout appointments. Establishing a habit leads to long-term success.


Overcome Excuses

There will always be obstacles, but it’s important to persevere through them.

  • Identify common excuses upfront. Lack of time? Energy?
  • Have a backup plan for when life happens. Shorter workout?
  • Focus on how good you’ll feel after the workout rather than excuses.

Challenges are inevitable, but your commitment to regular exercise and your health can power you through. Defeat excuses through self-discipline and by focusing on your motivations. Your goals are worth the effort! Remember you can suffer now and enjoy a higher quality of life or suffer your health because you choose not to be healthy.