Sometimes, people just need a little motivation to get them out of bed and into the pool in the morning. I know this is true for me. Waking up is hard.
My secret weapon: read a few motivational workout quotes. I like to read the swimming specific variety. Here are a few of my favorites:
I like this quote because it makes me feel like what it’s really saying is, “Go out and get what you want!” It motivates me to reach for the fitness level I’m striving for.
If anyone would know what he’s talking about, it’s Michael. Don’t settle for good enough. You can always do better.
If you can see yourself achieve it, you can make it a reality. That’s what this quote means to me.
This guy is a bad A. He doesn’t let anything hold him back. It makes me want to push through any discomfort I’m feeling and tough it out.
I’m willing to work to reach my goals. And right now, my goals are to swim and strengthen my body.
This reminds me of another quote, “Reach for the moon and even if you miss, you’ll still land among the stars.” But this is the manlier version of that quote. It motivates me to put forth my absolute best effort.
If you still need a little extra motivation to help you during your laps too, that’s ok. I understand completely.
For that, I have another secret weapon:Underwater Audio’s Waterproof iPod Shuffle.Listening to music while you swim is a workout saver!
It completely transforms your experience. One minute you could be dragging along and the next, BAM! You have so much adrenaline. Trust me on this one. It’s totally worth it.
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