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May 11, 2012

My Top Motivational Fitness Quotes

Today on Facebook, I asked you guys what your favorite inspirational fitness quotes were and I had such a fab time reading through all of your comments! You guys have some really great stuff tucked away you sneaky lil POPsters you!!!! Here are my top picks! I am thinking of making an inspirational singlet from one of these much like the “Train Insane or Remain the Same” racerbacks!

Train Insane or Remain the Same Tank in Sunshine

I find these to be extremely motivational when working out – it reminds me to push just a bit harder! Read through them and tell me which # is your favorite in the comments below. The person with the most votes will have Blogilates honor fo’ life! Meaning you get a free shirt and ultimate community recognition. LOL.

In order of time posted…

#1. SWEAT IS FAT CRYING. – Kellye Cross
#2. YOUR WORKOUT IS MY WARMUP. – Allison Maneval
#3. LEAN, MEAN, POP PILATES MACHINE. – Kiersten D’nae Turpin
#4. LOOK LIKE A BEAUTY. TRAIN LIKE A BEAST. – April Jones
#5. MORE LOVE. LESS HANDLES. – Mae Ann Salisbury
#6. WHAT DOESN’T KILL ME HAD BETTER START RUNNING. – Kaylie Pullin
#7. THIS ISN’T SWEAT. IT’S LIQUID AWESOME. – Stefanie Indiciani and Heather Johnson

If you have a quote that you think is better than any of these, you can also post in the comments for me to see.

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  1. BryAna says:

    For cross country season, the boys wanted “Runners have balls, other sports just play with them.” I thought it was great, but it really didn’t apply to the girls… Anyway I love all the quotes you posted and the ones that were commented!

  2. Marty says:

    They are great!

    “I do warm ups with your maximum weight.”

  3. Becca says:

    Love #2 and #5!!

  4. Svet says:

    #6. WHAT DOESN’T KILL ME HAD BETTER START RUNNING. – Kaylie Pullin 🙂

  5. Courtney says:

    “It always seems impossible until it is done” 😀

  6. katie says:

    6 and 7…can’t choose between them!

  7. fed says:

    LOOK LIKE A BEAUTY. TRAIN LIKE A BEAST.

  8. Megan R says:

    Eat Clean, Train Mean, Get Lean. 🙂

  9. Naomi says:

    Love #2 and #7!!
    Also love, ‘I don’t sweat, I sparkle.’

  10. Martha B says:

    #4!

  11. Ashley N says:

    Definitely #4. LOOK LIKE A BEAUTY. TRAIN LIKE A BEAST. – April Jones.

    (I tried for months to order the tanks you had like that – but every time I tried to add them to my cart, I always got an error message saying the item was “out of stock or currently not available.” So sad lol, hope you make these again so that I can order it!!! 🙂

  12. Stephanie Sweeden says:

    Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

  13. Nicole Rodriguez says:

    I like #4

    I also like:
    “Eat clean, Train Dirty”
    and
    “Hurts so Good”

    =)

    Nicole

  14. Ariana says:

    #4, combines two of my favorite things… beauty and exercise

  15. Laura says:

    Sweat is beautiful.

    Someone busier than you is running right now.

    Keep calm and train on.

    I’m not losing weight. I’m getting rid of it.

    (in reverse, so you can see it in a mirror:) You look particularly good today!

  16. Laura says:

    Sweat is beautiful!

  17. Jess says:

    #4! awesome!

  18. Allie says:

    #4 for sure! I would definitely buy a shirt with that on it!

  19. Micki says:

    I find myself using “you are one workout away from a good mood” a lot since you said it! It is really motivating!

  20. Elena says:

    I like #4
    I used to say to myself: “per bella apparire, bisogna soffrire” and it’s like “in order to be beautiful you need to suffer”.
    Kisses from Italy

  21. Georgia says:

    2. YOUR WORKOUT IS MY WARMUP

  22. Brittany B says:

    #4!!!!

  23. Robbi Ann says:

    Definitely number #4!

  24. amy q says:

    my ultimate fetish quote is : run like hell and get the agony over with. gets me through ANYTHING ;D

  25. Ashley says:

    #4!!!

  26. Stephanie says:

    It’s hard to choose just one but I think #4!

  27. Jenny says:

    #4~!

  28. #7, for sure. I was drowning in liquid awesome around this a.m. during my bootcamp workout!

  29. LeighAnne says:

    I love #4! I also love the one Kerr posted above (sweat like a pig to look like a fox, but use pictures of animals instead of words).

    Not sure if anyone has posted this yet- “No one ever drowned in sweat”

  30. Felicia says:

    #4 is awsome!!!!

  31. Anna says:

    #7 is the best!!!

    <3

  32. Berry says:

    #7 is my fave!! Love it!

  33. Sally says:

    #1 and #5

  34. Kate says:

    Pain is weakness leaving the body!

    1. Amanda says:

      That’s an army quote, it can’t be used.

  35. Susan says:

    LOOK LIKE A BEAUTY. TRAIN LIKE A BEAST!

  36. heather says:

    I like number four. I also like “strong is sexy” or “strong is the new sexy” also I’m loving your arm muscles!!! Way to go!

  37. romena says:

    I always regret it when I do, I never regret it when I don’t 🙂

  38. Faith says:

    #5 🙂

  39. Rebecca says:

    Oh, last one… This is what I tell myself around minute 45 every day, “If it doesn’t hurt, it’s not working!”

  40. Rebecca says:

    I always tell myself, “If you don’t sweat, you’re not working hard enough!” and “Comfortable workouts mean no change.”

  41. Amanda says:

    I like #2 and #4

  42. Brenee says:

    #7!! Love it!

    1. Brenee says:

      AND…. Ali’s from below: “Strong is what happens when you run out of weak.” Both!

  43. Rachel says:

    LOVE #4!!!

  44. Natalie says:

    Definitely #7!!!

  45. Meghan says:

    #7 all the way! I love it! I would rock at the gym all the time. 🙂

  46. Deloris Sanchez says:

    #4 & #7 all the way!

  47. Kass says:

    #1 and #4!!

  48. Jenna says:

    #1 and #4 are pretty awesome!
    I can’t decide, haha

  49. Ellen Anderson says:

    what about “eat clean, train mean, look lean”

  50. nick says:

    Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone

  51. Krystal says:

    Eat CLEAN
    Train MEAN
    Get LEAN

    <3

  52. Yasmine Nazmy says:

    #1 and #2!!!!

  53. Gillian says:

    #1 AND #6

  54. Marianela says:

    #4! So inspirational!

  55. Rebecca says:

    #4

  56. Chandra says:

    #4 all the way

  57. Morganne says:

    #6!!

  58. Lena says:

    #2 Your Workout is my Warmup.

  59. Joan says:

    I’m going with #3 “LEAN, MEAN, POP PILATES MACHINE.” Using “Blogilates” instead of “Pop Pilates” works too. I like the way it sounds, and how it conveys a clear, kick ass intention.

    I like others too, but (playing devil’s advocate) they could be twisted into other things… For example, I like #2, YOUR WORKOUT IS MY WARMUP, but there’s an air of fitness superiority to it. Like “advanced fitness level is superior to beginners fitness level” sort of thing. (I’m not saying that’s the intention. You know me, again, just playing devil’s advocate.) And I can do the same with some of the other quotes as well… If you are interested in the way I can twist the the meaning into OTHER things (because other people will do just that), let me know. LOL

    I once saw “Train like your stronger fitter evil-twin is plotting to kill you” (http://pinterest.com/pin/132785888983617350/) on Tumblr, and it has always stuck with me because it’s funny and bad ass.

  60. Kylie says:

    im lovein the More Love…Less Handles! so awesome!! AND the Sweat is fat crying! lol cuuute!

  61. Audrey says:

    #2! I do like #4 but it’s too similar to the current POPster mantra, it would be silly to have printed up on tanks.

  62. Elena says:

    #4 is awesome
    “LOOK LIKE A BEAUTY. TRAIN LIKE A BEAST.” – April Jones

  63. Ali Schultz says:

    Train for the body you want; not the one you have

  64. Ali says:

    I always liked the quote “Strong is what happens when you run out of weak.” But out of the ones above I think #4 is my fav!

    1. Brenee says:

      This one is good Ali! I picked #7, then I read your “strong is what happens when you run out of weak.” Equally awesome!

  65. Ali Schultz says:

    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm

  66. Blair says:

    #4 !

  67. Amadea Amon says:

    #2 Haha! This is exactly what I think when I watch some girl “working out” !

  68. fay says:

    I like #4 i always have it in mind when i train. I thought I would add another one that i live by
    Soreness is just a fit girl fighting to get out.

  69. Kelli says:

    #4 an #5

  70. Kerr says:

    #4 tho I have also seen it “sweat like a pig to look like a fox” but pictures replaced the words for pig & fox.

  71. Carrie says:

    #2 and #5 … #2 is definitely the most motivating to me, while #5 could be really cool on a shirt with a big open heart graphic like a couple of your other shirts … or something like that.

  72. Sarah says:

    I like 2 and 4! I can’t make up my mind which one! They are all clever sayings though =)

  73. Brianna says:

    #1!!

  74. stephanie says:

    #5

  75. catherine says:

    yeah only #2 out of those… that motivates me just sitting here

  76. Natalie says:

    4

  77. Zicara says:

    2 or 5

  78. Penny Deasy says:

    #5 because it’s positive focused

  79. Danielle says:

    #4

  80. Anna says:

    #2 for sure, I would sport that!

  81. Cynthia says:

    # 2 and 4 🙂

  82. Fira says:

    #2 and #4

  83. Sarah says:

    I love number 4! 🙂

  84. Sophia says:

    Sweat is fat crying definitively ! 🙂

  85. Jessica says:

    I like 4 or 5(leaning more towards 5 though!)
    By the way, Cassey your blog is so amazing that I
    m getting distracted while studying for finals-haha but your inspiration
    will get me through the studying!

  86. rebecca says:

    4!!!!!

  87. sunnymichea says:

    My favorite fitness quote is “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” from Muhammed Ali

  88. Alana says:

    #4!

  89. Carolina says:

    #2

  90. amy says:

    i love them all but 7 takes the cake!!

  91. Destiny S says:

    I would love to wear a shirt with the #4 quote!

  92. Angie says:

    #7 for sure:)

  93. B says:

    Look like a beauty train like a beast.

  94. Mary says:

    #5 for sure because it’s funny, fitness related, and I won’t have to explain it to people when wearing it in public. lol

  95. JENNIFER TAYLOR says:

    No 7 all the way. I totally NEED a tank that says that.

  96. Natalie says:

    Train in the body you have
    To get the body you want

  97. Betzua says:

    Def # 4
    But the first comment I love
    Eat clean , Train dirty !

  98. Audrey Adams says:

    I like #4!

  99. Natalie says:

    Work Hard Today … Look Good Tomorrow

  100. Cerys says:

    I love #3 and #4!!!!

  101. Jessica Watts says:

    No. #2
    or: eat clean, train dirty

  102. Moa B says:

    I got this one from another popster (can’t remember who) and I’m gonna make a poster to hang on my wall of it:

    Loosing weight is hard.
    Maintaining weight is hard.
    Being fat is hard.
    Pick your hard!

  103. Julie says:

    Nos. 4 and 7 are my top picks 🙂

  104. Kay-Lee says:

    Oh I am loving #4!!

  105. Kaitlyn says:

    #4!!

  106. Renata says:

    i like number 4!!!
    and…
    “Be proud but never satisfied!”

  107. Elina says:

    nr. 2!
    … and how about “No Pain=Weight Gain”
    ;o)

  108. Stacy says:

    I really like them all, but to WEAR, I love #2, 4 & 6!!!

  109. Tayla says:

    #4!!

  110. Saima says:

    Luv number 4

  111. Lina says:

    Definitely number 4

  112. Leiahna says:

    Love #4! And also Strong is the new Skinny.

  113. sparkle says:

    #4!

  114. Laura says:

    2 & 7!

  115. swats says:

    Try this : Fit & Fabulous rule the world!

    I really want one of those train insane tee’s 🙂

  116. Elaine Voon says:

    I like No. 3!

  117. Crystal says:

    How about, “I’m not strong for a girl, I’m just strong?” I love that quote!

  118. Nadia R. says:

    #4!!!
    and #2 is my second choice 🙂

  119. Breanne says:

    #6

  120. Nadia R. says:

    No. 4!!!
    No. 2 is good too 🙂

  121. Dean says:

    My body will bend to the will of my mind. I will keep my mind on the shape I want to create when I train.

  122. Liz says:

    No 2 and 7

    I also like

    Be sore tomorrow, or be sorry tomorrow? (not sure where it came from though sorry)

  123. Courtney says:

    Loving #2!! 😀 Killer workouts heck yeah 😛
    x

  124. Ann Marie Chambliss says:

    I like all of them but my vote is for quote number 4!!!

  125. Amanda says:

    I think #2 and #4 are awesome

  126. Chiara says:

    Number 1 for ever! 🙂

  127. Henriette says:

    This is my first time commenting here although I’ve been following your blog for a whileeee. I just really wanna say THANK YOU for existing pretty much. I’ve tried many different workouts and sports and have had a hard time finding something that fits me. And then I found your blog and I LOVE your workouts. They’re short, intense, and effective! And doesn’t hurt that you have a great personality either ^^ About that bikini competition – I think you had the best body by far even if you didn’t win. The rest of them were way too overmuscular I think. It just didn’t look natural nor attractive, whereas you did! 🙂
    I’ll try to comment more often and show my appreciation for giving these free, amazing workouts, recipes and tips. You’re great at what you’re doing so don’t stop!
    Best wishes from Sweden

  128. Jayde Seyler says:

    Absolutely love number 4 🙂

  129. Steph says:

    They are all good but my vote is for number 4.

    I also have a couple I’ve seen around, they are a bit long though:

    – I may not be fastest, I may not be the strongest, but I’ll be damned if I’m not trying my hardest
    – Reshape your life one workout at a time
    – The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen
    – Strong is the new skinny (this is my fav I think, it helps me)
    – You can be sore or sorry tomorrow, it’s your choice

  130. Yates says:

    #4! “Look like a Beauty. Train like a BEAST!”
    i love it!

  131. Leah says:

    Love #4!

  132. Sally Sue says:

    I would go with either number 1 or 7.
    They are great!

  133. Jordina says:

    I love number 6!!!!

  134. marina says:

    number 4 is great!
    also 2 is good.

  135. Reea says:

    #6. WHAT DOESN’T KILL ME HAD BETTER START RUNNING. – Kaylie Pullin

    I personally LOVE this one !

  136. valerie says:

    4 for sure 🙂

  137. Emily says:

    Number 7 make me LOL so I vote for that one.

  138. Nadi says:

    I love #2!!!! 😀

    And #4 is great as well!!

  139. Lucy says:

    I like #4 and #7.
    #7 is probably my favourite, I’d love a shirt with that on 🙂

  140. Sabrina says:

    I love numbers 1,4, and 5!

    Also: “Dieting makes you look good in clothes. Exercise makes you look good naked” 🙂

  141. Judith C says:

    I like 3 and 6

    I offer up this quote:
    “I regret that workout,” said no one ever.

    1. Moa B says:

      HAHA! Love that one! Already re-posting it!

  142. Larissa says:

    i love number 4!!!

  143. amie says:

    #4 is awesome i love it and will remember it when working out xx

  144. Sabrina says:

    #2 hahaha, that one made me life :L If only it were true…

    1. Sabrina says:

      *laugh

  145. Becca says:

    7. As long as the font and design isn’t as gastley as the last top!

  146. Felicia says:

    #5 and “strong is the new skinny”!

  147. Max says:

    I like number 7. I also like the quote “Nobody beats you when you work hard”.

  148. Maryem says:

    #4 !!

  149. Sophie says:

    EAT CLEAN, TRAIN MEAN, GET LEAN!! I love this one, I think it was on the list on facebook also. And it’s kinda in a similar vein to the train insane quote

  150. Alexandra says:

    4!

  151. Tatjana says:

    I like 2&3! They are funny:)

  152. Katherine says:

    I like 1 and 4 🙂

  153. MG says:

    How about this one:

    “Working out keeps at bay two evils: vice and boredom”
    Nah! the original idea/quote came from Voltaire and I just arranged some words for it to be fit…
    But I also want to suggest another,

    “Working out – your choice, your rules”

    😛

  154. Sarah T says:

    I like #4 & 7 ^.^

  155. Lauren says:

    number four! but all are very cute 🙂

  156. Jane says:

    #4. LOOK LIKE A BEAUTY. TRAIN LIKE A BEAST. – April Jones

    LOVE THIS ONE!!

  157. Jaylyn says:

    I LOVE number 4!

  158. Melissa Marco says:

    I like quotes 2 & 4 the best!

  159. Margaux says:

    Definitely #4 !!

  160. stephanie says:

    I love 4, but I would also love a “Strong is the new skinny” quote from pinterest!! I love that it reminds girls to work out to do it for THEMSELVES, and to be powerful, not just a skinny little stick because that’s what society wants. It’s my all time favorite 🙂

    1. Sarah says:

      Agreed!

  161. Lauren says:

    2,4,5 and 7
    🙂

  162. Chelsey says:

    I am in love with 2 and 5!

  163. Teresa says:

    I like #2 best 🙂
    & I can’t think of anything better right now 😉

  164. gina says:

    I LOVE 4&5!!!! if I had to choose one it would be #4

  165. I’m really loving #4 & #5! Also, I like the train insane or remain the same! It has a nice ring to it too 😛

    Some other ones I like (and motivate me) are:
    1. Just do it
    2. If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.
    3. If you still look cute at tje end of a workout. YOU DIDN’T TRAIN HARD ENOUGH.

    There was another one that I can’t remember what it said exactly, but it was along the lines of, ‘time wasted thinking about if you should workout, is time you could’ve used to workout’ 🙂

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