12 inspirational quotes to get you off the couch and moving

Put down the potato chips, get up, get moving and enjoy everything life has to offer.

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  • It can be difficult to find the motivation to get up off the couch, start that new diet and get moving. Even when the pounds are piling on, it can be hard to find that desire and motivation to exercise.

  • Here are 15 inspirational quotes that will help motivate you to put down that bag of chips or Oreos, turn off your Netflix and get moving. Or at least, they will give you a good laugh and help you burn a couple of calories.

  • 1. "Remember, the second most important thing to choosing the right shoe, is choosing the left one."

  • -High school coach to his runners

  • 2. "A lot of people are afraid of heights. Not me; I'm afraid of widths." -

  • -Steven Wright

  • 3. "If you are going to try cross-country skiing, start with a very small country."

  • -Unknown

  • 4. "When I exercise, I wear all black. It's like a funeral for my fat." -

  • -Unknown

  • 5. "I gotta work out. I keep saying it all the time. I keep saying I gotta start working out. It's been about two months since I've worked out. And I just don't have the time. Which uh ... is odd. Because I have the time to go out to dinner. And uh ... and watch TV. And get a bone density test. And uh ... try to figure out what my phone number spells in words."

  • -Ellen DeGeneres

  • 6. "If you want to get in shape, go to the gym every single day, change your clothes and take a shower. If you can do that every single day for a month, pretty soon you'll start doing something while you're there ... "

  • -Seth Godin

  • 7. "Number one, like yourself. Number two, you have to eat healthy. And number three, you've got to squeeze your buns. That's my formula."

  • -Richard Simmons

  • 8. "Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed."

  • -Charles M. Schulz

  • 9. "Once in a while I'll get moved to do some exercise. It's something I long for, but the biggest problem is bending down and putting my tennis shoes on. Once I go out I'm OK."

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  • -David Soul

  • 10. "I attend to my fitness. I go to the gym every day and try to maintain my physical fitness; without that, it is tough to take challenges on the chessboard."

  • -Viswanathan Anand

  • 11. "Why do people keep their scales in the bathroom? They should keep them in the kitchen. I think I'd feel guilty eating a bag of Oreos if I knew Scale is watching me."

  • –Unknown

  • 12. "I don't always go to the gym. But when I do, I make sure everyone on Facebook knows about it."

  • -Unknown

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Jessica is a social media coordinator for The Younique Foundation. Volunteering for non-profit organizations, traveling to different places and trying new things is what she lives for.

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