“If you have discipline, drive, and determination… nothing is impossible.”– Dana Linn Bailey

“Make time for it. Just get it done. Nobody ever got strong or got in shape by thinking about it. They did it.”– Jim Wendler

“The groundwork of all happiness is health.”– Leigh Hunt

“The scale is merely a measure of my relationship with gravity.”– Lauren Harris-Pincus

“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does — that makes you a winner right there.” – Venus Williams

“Don’t work out because you hate your body — work out because you love it.”– Author Unknown

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”– Michael Jordan

“Strength does not come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”– Nikki Rogers

“Wisdom is doing now what you are going to be happy with later on.”– Joyce Meyer

“Decide. Commit. Succeed.”– Justin Seedman

“Fitness is like marriage. You can’t cheat on it and expect it to work.”– Bonnie Pfiester

For most people, sticking to a weight loss regimen on a daily basis can be challenging. For others, the problem is how to even start with a fitness program.

It happens to many of us. Sometimes it does help to have an accountability partner to help us stay on track when it comes to our health goals.

Some of you may be wondering what exactly we need to do to lose weight. I would suggest checking out this post on the 4 necessary habits for losing the extra pounds.

“Eliminate the mindset of can’t — because you can do anything.”– Toni Horton

“Exercise should be regarded as a tribute to the heart.”– Gene Tunney

“Unless you puke, faint, or die, keep going!”– Jillian Michaels

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”– Steve Prefontaine

“It’s going to be a journey. It’s not a sprint to get in shape.”– Kerri Walsh Jennings

“When you feel like quitting, think about why you started.”– Author Unknown

“My weight does not determine my worth.”– Kristin Oja

“Some people want it to happen. Some wish it would happen. Others make it happen.”– Michael Jordan

“If you wait, all that happens is you get older.”– Larry McMurtry

“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.”– Wayne Gretzky

“If you don’t do what’s best for your body, you’re the one who comes up on the short end.”– Julius Erving

“When people tell me they can’t afford to join a gym, I tell them to go outside; planet Earth is a gym and we’re already members. Run, climb, sweat, and enjoy all of the natural wonders that is available to you.”– Steve Maraboli

“If you keep good food in your fridge, you will eat good food.”– Errick McAdams

“Instead of indulging in ‘comfort food,’ indulge in comfort meditation, comfort journaling, comfort walking, comfort talking, comfort manicures, comfort reading, comfort yoga, comfort hugging.”– Karen Salmansohn

“My body is less judgmental of my diet than my mind is.”– Mackenzie Banta

“You can have your cake and lose weight, too!”– Anonymous

“Thou shouldst eat to live, not live to eat.”– Cicero

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food.”– Hippocrates

“To ensure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.”– William Londen

“New meal; fresh start.”– Michelle Hyman

“I am a better person when I have less on my plate.”– Elizabeth Gilbert

“Food can be both enjoyable and nourishing.”– Alyssa Ardolino

“If I don’t eat junk, I don’t gain weight.”– Paula Christensen

“Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork.”– Old English Proverb

Still speaking of diets, some people approach healthy eating like they would an exam or a job interview.

They do it in all seriousness.

We do understand that having the right diet is a matter to be taken seriously, considering that what we eat impacts our health and wellbeing for good or ill.

Sometimes, however, people get so engrossed in calorie counting, being conscious of eating the right type of carbs, monitoring their daily water intake, or making sure that they only get the freshest organic produce that they neglect to experience the joyful side of eating.

“The cardiologist’s diet: If it tastes good spit it out.”– Anonymous

“When I buy cookies I just eat four and throw the rest away. But first I spray them with Raid so I won’t dig them out of the garbage later. Be careful, though, because that Raid really doesn’t taste that bad.”– Janette Barber

“I’m allergic to food. Every time I eat it breaks out into fat.”– Jennifer Greene Duncan

“My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.” – Orson Welles

“The only way to lose weight is to check it in as airline baggage.”– Peggy Ryan

“It would be far easier to lose weight permanently if replacement parts weren’t so handy in the refrigerator.”– Hugh Allen

“When we lose twenty pounds, we may be losing the twenty best pounds we have! We may be losing the pounds that contain our genius, our humanity, our love and honesty.”– Woody Allen

“A diet is when you watch what you eat and wish you could eat what you watch.”– Hermione Gingold

“Keep an open mind and a closed refrigerator.”– Anonymous

“Never eat more than you can lift.”– Miss Piggy

“My favorite exercise is a cross between a lunge and a crunch. I call it lunch.”– Anonymous

“Today I bought a cupcake without the sprinkles. Diets are hard.”– Author Unknown

You may have been led to this post because your motivation for losing weight is waning.

But let me congratulate you for making it thus far. Regardless of the challenges, you’ve made it to this moment.

Reflect back on how you’ve changed ever since you’ve started on this journey to better health. For certain, there are many things that you thought were impossible to achieve two weeks ago and now you’ve done them.

You’ve got this! Take it slow and steady. You’ll reach your ideal weight goal. You’ll fit into those target clothes. Your blood work will show that you’ve become healthier.

It’s in your hands to create the changes — healthy ones — that you want to see in your life. May these I-can-lose-weight quotes remind you that you have the power to choose to live healthy.

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.”– Anonymous

“Weight loss doesn’t begin in the gym with a dumbbell; it starts in your head with a decision.”– Toni Sorenson

“Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do, and at some point, you will.”– Venus Williams

“I always believed if you take care of your body it will take care of you.”– Ted Lindsay

“Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.”– Ralph Marston

“Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself. Be proud of every step you take toward reaching that goal.”– Author Unknown

“I choose self-care.”– Alyssa Ardolino

“Success is the sum of small efforts — repeated day-in and day-out.”– Robert Collier

“Triumph by putting a little soul into it!”– Nancy Mure

“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”– Buddha

“It is better to take small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.”– Proverb