13 Weight Loss Quotes That Will Keep You Motivated

Let these professional athletes and trainers inspire you to lose that weight—and keep it off.

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On repetition

"Champions keep playing until they get it right." —Billie Jean King, International Hall of Fame tennis player

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On giving it your all

"If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?" —Joe Namath, Hall of Fame football quarterback

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On pursuing excellence

"Some people want it to happen. Some wish it would happen. Others make it happen." —Michael Jordan, former basketball MVP

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On shortcuts

"Fitness is like marriage. You can't cheat on it and expect it to work." —Bonnie Pfiester, trainer and motivational fitness speaker

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On pushing limits

"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, Olympic swimming champion

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On age

"Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind." —Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic heptathlon and long jump

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On thinking positively

"Eliminate the mindset of can't—because you can do anything." —Tony Horton, personal trainer

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On failure

"Don't be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed." —LeBron James, professional basketball star

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On giving up

"Most people give up right before the big break comes—don't let that person be you." —Michael Boyle, performance coach to the 2013 World Series Champion Red Sox

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On perseverance

"Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going!" —Jillian Michaels, personal trainer

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On obstacles

"If something stands between you and your success, move it. Never be denied." —Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, professional wrestler and actor

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On challenging goals

"It has to be hard so you'll never ever forget." —Bob Harper, celebrity fitness trainer

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On personal health

"If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end." —Julius Erving, retired basketball player

Next, find out how this 72-year-old marathon runner stays fit!

Originally Published on Reader's Digest