Time to make those gym gains.
There is nothing harder than finding the motivation to go to the gym — or choosing to eat that green salad over that greasy slice of pizza heaven.
Especially during the summer months, the constant feeling to look a certain way and actively follow a healthy lifestyle is time consuming. We take longer over-thinking how we look and the food we eat instead of just living in the moment and enjoying every minute of our precious time.
There are some incredible and strong women out there who put their fitness journey on the Internet to help inspire others.
Living a healthy lifestyle is more than just eating your veggies and working out regularly — it is practicing self-love and giving yourself the pamper time you deserve.
There are many fitness bloggers I look up to for inspiration and motivation.
These women aren’t perfect and don’t want you to think their body is the ultimate goal — they want to create an environment where every woman is confident in her skin and lives the healthiest lifestyle that she can.
Here is a quick rundown of my top three favorite fitness bloggers and why they are truly so inspiring:
1. Maryana Dvorska
She is not shy when talking about topics that may be a little uncomfortable – not being able to digest dairy and having serious bloating problems being a few. She constantly shares recipes for those who don’t want to break the bank buying healthier food alternatives and strives to make her followers feel they can relate to her and her weight loss story.
She partners with Gym Shark and Women’s Best (an active wear online clothing store and a health food line) to give her followers discounts on her fitness favorites and must-haves.
Her videos are inspiring and uplifting, as well as super informative. Whether you’re just starting your fitness journey or are a gym fiend, Dvorska is your go-to-gal for all things fitness goals.
She also has the cutest style.
2. Whitney Simmons
An actual ray of sunshine, Whitney Simmons is one of the most upbeat fitness vloggers out there. Her Instagram workout videos are short, sweet and will make you really feel the burn. She is constantly uploading “What I Eat in A Day” videos that teach women eating more isn’t always a bad thing. Her meal prep videos are bomb and always leave my mouth watering.
She is also a Gym Shark partner and has promotions for her fans.
Simmons also struggles with skin issues and psoriasis, but she never fears talking in detail about it with her followers. She preaches body positivity and loving the skin you’re in. Her catch phrase, “It’s a beautiful day to be alive,” really shines through her videos and their overall message.
She also always does clothing hauls that feature styles for women with curves. She is strong and is always posting videos encouraging her followers to take a few extra minutes out of their day to raise their heart rate and get active.
Not always a fitness vlogger, Remi started out making YouTube videos revolved around dance, makeup, fashion, and her typical day-to-day life. It was about two years ago that she wanted to turn her unhealthy habits around and start taking care of her body.
While she doesn’t classify her videos as just fitness content, she does make videos about her current diet and workout routines. She has been very open with her followers, especially on her second channel, about her struggles with weight loss and body confidence.
Cruz relates to so many women out there who have fallen off the wagon while trying to lose weight. She finally found her favorite meals and exercises that she shares freely with her audience. Soul Cycle is her go-to workout, but she also shows her gym routine and favorite meal prep ideas.
She doesn’t preach about being a certain size, nor does she want to be. She radiates confidence and happiness to her fans and her vlogs will make you want to get up at 6 a.m. to hit the gym.
She is the definition of a person living their best life.
If these women aren’t enough to give you the push you need to get your butt to the gym, here are some fitness quotes that might become your new healthy lifestyle mantra. Take a look at these motivational quotes to keep you inspired on your journey to health and wellness:
1. Time to get those gains, baby.
“Wake up beauty, it’s time to beast” – Unknown
2. You get what you wish for, right?
“Don’t wish for a good body, work for it” – Unknown
3. Living a healthier life and gaining confidence takes power mentally and physically.
“Master your mindset and you’ll master your body” – Unknown
4. There isn’t just one stop you need to get to, it is a constant journey.
“Fit is not a destination. It is a way of life” – Unknown
5. Do you want that Kim K booty?
“You don’t get the butt you want by sitting on it” – Unknown
6. Every achieved goal matters, no matter how small.
“Slow progress is better than no progress. Stay positive and don’t give up” – Unknown
7. It’s time to get ripped.
“Hustle for that muscle” – Unknown
8. Your body is much stronger than you think.
“One of the greatest pleasures in life is realizing that two weeks ago your body couldn’t do what it just did” – Unknown
9. Gain the confidence you need for you and nobody else.
“I’m working on myself for myself by myself” – Unknown
10. Get your hair up and your confidence out.
“If at first you don’t succeed, fix your ponytail and try again” – Unknown
11. It will be the greatest love you ever feel.
“Fall in love with taking care of your body” – Unknown
12. Because… why not?
“Do it for the after selfie” – Unknown
13. Your body is your forever home.
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live” – Jim Rohn
14. Feel lucky to be here, doing what you do.
“It’s a beautiful day to be alive” – Whitney Simmons
15. Three months or three days from now, you’ll be happy you started.
“Three months from now, you will thank yourself” – Unknown
16. You don’t need a magic mirror to motivate you.
“Mirror mirror on the wall, I’ll always get up after I fall. And whether I run, walk, or have to crawl, I’ll set my goals and achieve them all” – Unknown
17. You want a strong and faithful relationship with your body.
“Fitness is like a relationship. You can’t cheat and expect it to work” – Unknown
18. Take the hour you’d be watching Netflix and put it towards a workout.
“It’d not about having time, it’s about making time” – Unknown
19. Who doesn’t want to sparkle?
“I don’t sweat, I sparkle” – Unknown
20. Never let anyone dull your shine and motivation.
“People who say it can’t be done shouldn’t interrupt those who are doing it” – Unknown
Carlie Fox is a writer who covers Bible and astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.