Replace ‘Fitspiration’ With Positive Messages To Stay Focused

Replace ‘Fitspiration’ With Positive Messages To Stay Focused

You know that fitspiration is bad for your motivation, but it can be appealing — and sometimes you find yourself staring at a poster mid-workout thinking “maybe I do need to go hard or go home.” Try some of these replacement sayings to get your mind back on track.

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James Fell at Ask Men busts some of the overused sayings, but his replacements turn the focus back where it needs to be.

Instead of:No pain, no gain

Try: “Any coach can make you tired, but not every coach can make you better.” This puts the focus back on whether you’re doing the right workout, not the hardest one.

Instead of: “Those who indulge, bulge”

Try: “An indulgence is a rare treat that maintains both sanity and weight loss.” Less catchy, but way more effective.

Instead of: “Sun’s out, guns out”

Try: a slight modification: “Sun’s out, apply broad spectrum sunscreen, guns out.” Of course you can still show off your hard work! Just be smart while you do it.

Read more at the link below about how to resist fitspiration and keep your focus on your own path to your goals.

Stupid Gym Sayings [Ask Men]


  • Everyone please censor yourself in case you might offend someone. It’s the worst thing you could possibly do in the entire world.

    • Uhh, what? Nowhere is it said that you should change your messages because of causing offence. It’s about positive motivation rather than negative motivation. Just because something is positive doesn’t mean the driving force behind it is not causing offence…

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