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Embarrassing confession time: We’re suckers for an inspirational quote. But finding ones that aren’t overly dramatic and cheesy is pretty tricky, especially when it comes to fitness. Since we figured you might feel the same way, we took it upon ourselves to find a collection of motivating (yet realistic) snippets from our favorite ladies. Read, relate, share and then hit the gym.

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Quote 1

“Don’t train to be skinny. Train to be a #badass.” – Demi Lovato

Quote 2

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

Quote 3

“Fitness: If it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body.” – Cher

Quote 4

“For me, exercise is more than just physical—it’s therapeutic.” – Michelle Obama

Quote 5

"That awkward moment when you lose your balance doing an air-drum solo while on the elliptical." – Gabrielle Union

Quote 6

“I think it’s good to see somebody saying: I have a belly. And I have cellulite. And I still deserve love.” – Amy Schumer

Quote 7

"Don't waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living." – Meryl Streep

Quote 8

“The fountain of youth, let’s see…I guess it’s exercise, healthy diet, lots of water, lots of laughter, lots of sex—yes, sex. We need that as human beings. It’s healthy, it’s natural, it’s what we are here to do!” – Cameron Diaz

Quote 9

"Nobody is perfect, so get over the fear of being or doing everything perfectly. Besides, perfect is boring.” – Jillian Michaels

Quote 10

“I really don't think I need buns of steel. I'd be happy with buns of cinnamon.” – Ellen DeGeneres

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