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10 Motivating Positive Affirmations for Diet and Exercise

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If you struggle to stay motivated to eat healthy and exercise, you are not alone. It is a common struggle people face as they try to change their habits.

Habits are a hard thing to change if you are not highly intentional and focused in on them.

To help you focus in, here are 10 positive affirmations you can say to stay motivated. Pick a couple of your favorites and speak them out loud as a promise to yourself.

Say them in the morning to set yourself up for an intentional day of healthy eating and exercise. Say them whenever you feel your motivation slipping. You can also write them down and put them in a place you can see everyday.

Motivating Affirmations for Diet & Exercise

  1. I love myself and I will take care of my body by eating healthy and exercising.

  2. I like eating healthy and exercising because it makes me feel good and helps my body stay strong.

  3. My body deserves to be taken care of.

  4. I can control what I eat. I have self-discipline.

  5. I am making healthy eating and exercise habits that I will have the rest of my life.

  6. I will not lose motivation to eat healthy and exercise because (say the reasons you want to eat healthy and exercise).

  7. I will choose to eat foods I know are healthy.

  8. I will reach my health goals as I keep making small changes everyday.

  9. Any healthy choice I make during the day will help me be healthier.

  10. I will embrace a healthy lifestyle.

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Samantha Shuflin, MS, RDN, LDN is a Chicago-based registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) with a master’s degree in nutrition. She helps busy professionals thrive through nutrition & wellness.



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