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Denise Austin Quotes

Denise Austin

Denise Austin quotes: extra-lean lessons from the fitness icon.

“Your life is not a dress rehearsal—this is it! It’s show time!”

“Dare to accomplish the things you’ve only dreamed about doing. If you can dream it, you can do it.”

“Only you know what your dream life looks like, so it’s up to you to go after it.”

“What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve!”

“Success comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration!”

“The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary! Find your success by first working hard toward the end result.”

“Life is pulled by goals and pushed by drive. Make sure you have both!”

“Unleash your life’s potential! Don’t hold back on the things you’ve always wanted to do. Go for it!”

“Nothing can be achieved without hope or confidence. Be sure you always have both! You can, because you believe that you can.”

“Be positive about the future. The road ahead will be worth it!”

“When you just don’t think you can, keep going! Getting through those weak moments is how you become stronger.”

“The biggest lesson I learned in my early days was to stay persistent. It took 35 phone calls to get onto the Today Show and I never gave up. I just kept persisting—in a nice, friendly way, of course!”

“Make peace with your past… so it won’t spoil the present.”

“Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely. Today is a new day!”

“Approach difficult tasks with a positive attitude—you’ll inspire others and feel better about what’s ahead.”

“Your actions become your habits. Don’t let yourself make a pattern of slip-ups or they’ll become habits.”

“It is extremely hard to break bad habits and takes a long time to start new ones. It takes 21 days for a new habit to form, so a lot of the time people tell me that they get discouraged and go back to their old habits. Life gets busy. A lot of people don’t realize that the small life changes can all add up to big results.”

“Don’t get discouraged. Don’t get discouraged if after a week you want to fall back into your old habits; give yourself time to truly make the change.”

“There will be difficulties to face on the way to being successful. You can weather the storms.”

“Life is a challenge. Realize that and work, every day, to rise up and meet it.”

“Don’t stop moving. The best time of your life is just around the corner.”

“You don’t have to do everything; just do what really matters.”

“There is nothing more rewarding than taking care of yourself.”

“Commit yourself to constant self-improvement. The joy is truly in the journey.”

“The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body, and vice versa.”

“Release yourself from the power you’ve invested in your mirror and those around you. Take control of who you are and how you feel.”

“One of a person’s greatest emotional needs is to feel appreciated. Start by appreciating yourself.”

“Exercise is the best preventative medicine there is.”

“If fitness came in a bottle, everyone would have a great body. Skip the quick fixes; hard work is what ensures lasting results.”

“Once you get in shape, you’ll be amazed at how many other goals you’ll want to achieve in your life. Fitness breeds enthusiasm.”

“You have to live. I believe in everything in moderation. Sometimes when people overdo things, they quit. My goal for people is to make it attainable.”

“We have to stay healthy no matter how old we are.”

“When you motivate others to be healthy, you can’t help being motivated too.”

“As a mom, I’m always balancing my life. I want to teach people the way I balance it, and really teach women how to stay fit and take care of themselves.”

“I truly believe what I talk about, I truly believe that fitness and eating right and my attitude has really kept me young. And it works! I’m living proof!”

“Find a healthy role model—or become your own!”

“I’m one of five kids. We were very middle class. My mom was always really busy working two jobs but she took good care of us and had a hot meal on the table each day. She was an amazing role model. She was always very happy and as a result all five of us are very upbeat and positive. Now, as a mom, myself, I always keep positive.”

“As a young girl I was a gymnast. I practiced three to four hours every single day. By the age of 12, I was traveling all over the country and competing. I took it very seriously and earned a full athletic scholarship to the University of Arizona where I competed as an NCAA athlete. Truly, gymnastics gave me my foundation for what I do today with fitness.”

“I had to compete… so the discipline and the ability to compete and understand the body, I got at a very young age. So my foundation really started as an athlete and then moved into getting my degree in it, and then I met Jack Lalanne and I was on his television show in 1981, so he gave me the inspiration that I could do this. I could be on TV and teach aerobics. He was my best friend and I learned from him, my mentor, and when he passed away I spoke at his funeral. He was a huge inspiration. For 30 years I talked to him almost every month.”

“I have been very lucky that my career has spanned the 40 years since.”

“All work and no play is never a good combination. Set a goal to laugh every day. Call a friend and catch up or watch your favorite TV comedy. Laughter is the best medicine and it tightens the tummy.”

“Don’t lose sleep over things you cannot change! Wash away guilt. It’s not worth it.”

“There is only one person who can ever know exactly what you want and truly make you happy. That person is you!”

“Take perfection and throw it out the window. There’s always something you can make better or do differently. Strive to improve, not [to] attain the impossible.”

“Friendship, love, health, energy, enthusiasm, and joy are the things that make life worth living and exploring.”

“Happy people attract other happy people. Show the world your smile, and the world will smile back.”

“Life is too short to waste time harboring bad feelings about anyone. Forgive, forget, then move on!”

“Happiness and a positive attitude are gifts you can pass along. So get out there and start giving.”

“I’m motivated because I love what I do. It’s positive. Helping people keeps me going.”

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