Jillian Michaels quotes:

  • I've always believed fitness is an entry point to help you build that happier, healthier life. When your health is strong, you're capable of taking risks. You'll feel more confident to ask for the promotion. You'll have more energy to be a better mom. You'll feel more deserving of love.

  • I completely appreciate the importance of fathers but millions of children are without loving homes. I think a child is lucky with one parent who truly loves her.

  • Unless You Puke, Faint or Die, Keep Going!

  • Be brave and be patient. Have faith in yourself; trust in the significance of your life and the purpose of your passion.

  • Don't repress your needs and feelings. They fester, becoming corrosive and destructive in your relationships. In a calm, loving way, tell the people in your life what you need. Don't expect people to read your mind. It only leads to disappointment and frustration. Empower them to empower you!

  • Let's just say I believe in healthy love.

  • Thriving. That's fighting... Surviving is barely getting by.

  • Both belly bulge and love handles are about excess body fat, not lack of muscle. Crunches and ab exercises are therefore not the solution. The best way to reduce these problem areas is to reduce your overall body fat percentage, and we all know that that requires diet and exercise.

  • It's important to stay true to yourself. You have to know your weaknesses and recruit support when and where you need it.

  • Lazy doesn't exist. Lazy is a symptom of something else. The person who can't get up off their butt is just a person who's depressed. It's usually a pervasive lack of self-worth, or a feeling of helplessness.

  • We all have to work for happiness. And you cannot listen to other people. That is the worst mistake you can make.

  • I only eat healthy food, and I only want healthy love!

  • Parenting is not for sissies. You have to sacrifice and grow up.

  • Why not you? Why not you to do something for work that you love? Why not you to have a healthy body? Why not you to have healthy love? Why not you to be, have or do anything you have ever dreamed? We are so quick to think others are deserving over ourselves. The truth is that we are all deserving. So why not YOU?

  • Fitness and proper nutrition truly go hand-in-hand. Focus on eating clean and filling your plate with veggies, fruits, whole grains and lean proteins. And, everyone hates to do it, but calorie counting is crucial to weight loss as well as maintaining a healthy physique.

  • Life has a way of working out the way it's meant to.

  • You're much more likely to reach your goals if they're your goals, speaking to your desires, rather than the desires of outside influences. Goals that are meaningful to you will keep you inspired and driven towards success.

  • You've got to listen to the universe, to life, to God, whatever you want to call it. Because its going to speak to you.

  • The past does not define, you the present does.

  • The past doesn't define you, your present does. It's okay to create a vision of the future because it affects your behavior in the "now," but don't dwell on past mistakes. Learn from them and focus those lessons in the moment. That's where change can really happen.

  • Thriving. That's fightingSurviving is barely getting by.

  • I just look at a bagel and my ass gets bigger!

  • For years, I always thought it was hilarious that I was this fitness guru, because fitness was just a tool I utilized to help people improve their confidence. For me, it's never been about fitness. It's always been about helping to empower people.

  • Be awesome. Live life to the fullest. Shoot for the stars and never settle.

  • You can look for external sources of motivation and that can catalyze a change, but it won't sustain one. It has to be from an internal desire.

  • I felt the calling to adopt. You just know in the deepest part of your being that you are meant to find this little soul and guide them through life.

  • They are bearcrawls ... a bearclaw is a donut

  • A bad day for your ego is a great day for your soul.

  • It's impossible to put yourself first when you're a mom.

  • I used to tell moms that for the sake of their well-being they had to put themselves first. But I know now that's not always possible."

  • I cant save you, you have to save yourself.

  • You're dealing with people who are suiciding slowly. You've got to get to the bottom of what is psychologically motivating them to self-destruct.

  • Many different factors make up a fitness phenomenon, but the most critical are a sense of community, a ton of fun, a sense of accomplishment, and an empowering component that makes people feel they can become or do anything they want.

  • Parenting is not for sissies. You have to sacrifice and grow up

  • The way to get motivated and stay motivated is to identify, define, and emotionally connect to your dreams.

  • The trick is not escaping your fear, but confronting it and allowing it to drive and teach you. Only by getting to the bottom of your fears can you find their valuable lessons and move forward stronger than before.

  • If you're not failing, you're not trying hard enough.

  • Every human being has gone through a tragedy of sorts. And the idea is that you have two paths you can take, you can find that alchemy that turns lead into gold, find that magic where you can see the loss as an entry point for learning and grow from it and become wiser and stronger.

  • Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!

  • My agenda is trying to help people live a better life.

  • When it comes to kids, it's just not hard to get them healthy. I don't find it hard and don't understand why people find it hard.

  • Fitness isn't about building a better body. It's about building a better life.

  • Why choose to fail when success is an option?

  • Transformation is not five minutes from now; it's a present activity. In this moment you can make a different choice, and it's these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self esteem.

  • At some point you have to stop acting as though life is happening to you and acknowledge the ways you are happening to it. Once you take responsibility for your side of the street, you grant yourself the power to improve every aspect of your life by simply acting and behaving differently.

  • Be brave and be patient. Have faith in yourself; trust in the significance of your life and the purpose of your passion. You are strong enough to sit in the space between spaces and allow divine inspiration to shed some light. When you put positive energy and productive effort into the world it will come back to you. Occasionally in ways you might not immediately understand and on a time frame you didn't expect. Look. Listen. Learn. Stay open. Your destiny is awaiting you.

  • Fitness to me isn't about a crunch or a push up, it's about taking your power back.

  • When friends tell you how awesome you look, drop the "I still have more to go" crap. You worked hard and you deserve the compliment!

  • Rejection is God's protection.

  • Don't shut down your emotions. Embrace them. Your emotions are your internal compass telling you whether or not you are on track. Use them to help cultivate your passions or motivate you to change situations and circumstances that hold you back from achieving your goals.

  • At the end of the day, your health is your responsibility.

  • Transformation isn't a future event, it's a present day activity

  • This is where it matters the most. This is where lives are made, in these moments when you can choose whether or not to say "I Can't" or "I Can." It is a choice that will either make or break you for life.

  • Look. Listen. Learn. Stay open. Your destiny is awaiting you.

  • Nobody is perfect, so get over the fear of being or doing everything perfectly. Besides perfect is boring.

  • Life breaks us all, but you're stronger in the places that were broken. Or you can essentially crumble, give up, and, you know, waste your life.

  • Whenever you're making an important decision, first ask if it gets you closer to your goals or farther away.

  • Something horrible may have happened to you, but you always have a choice in how you respond to it. You have the "Why does bad stuff always happen to me? I'm never going to find happiness" option, and the "This sucks but I'm going to learn and evolve from it, examine what role I played in it, and ultimately it will help me become the person I'm supposed to be" option.

  • It's not about perfect. It's about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that's where transformation happens. That's how change occurs.

  • I am doing the best I can given what I have today.

  • You know when transformation happens? Right now. It's a present activity. Who is the new you? Show me the new you.

  • Selfish isn't a dirty word. It means we take care of ourselves and are able to give back.

  • If I fall in love with a woman, that's awesome. If I fall in love with a man, that's awesome. As long as you fall in love" It's like organic food. I only eat healthy food, and I only want healthy love!

  • Do you realize that there is nothing in our genes that tells us when to die? There are genetic codes that tell us how to grow, how to breathe, and how to sleep, but NOTHING that tells us to die. So why do we? Because we literally rust and decay our bodies from the inside out with poor food and lifestyle choices.

  • There's always room for improvement. I incorporate the lessons I learned from my mistakes and move forward.

  • Having the right to happiness means having the right to earn it, not having it given to you without effort and action on your part.

  • Most people sabotage themselves because they aren't mindful in the moment. Let your daily actions be governed by your goals & dreams. Whenever you are making an important decision first ask if it gets you closer to your goals or farther away. If the answer is closer, pull the trigger. If it's farther away make a different choice. Conscious choice making is a critical step in making your dreams a reality.

  • So when it comes down to it, a calorie is a calorie is a calorie: There is only one moral of the story: burn as many damn calories as possible whenever you work out.

  • Showing you pity doesn't do you any favors.

  • No one but you can take your dreams away from you

  • No one ever died from an open mind.

  • All you need to do is workout, and eat right, shut up and listen to me.

  • Ask yourself this: How much deprivation, how much self-effacement must you suffer through before you act on your desire for meaning and fulfillment? Before it's your turn to thrive in your life, instead of barely surviving it? Some people live their dreams. Why not you?

  • I used to tell moms that for the sake of their well-being they had to put themselves first. But I know now that's not always possible.

  • Witnessing the bond between a parent and their little ones firsthand really brought home to me how much I was missing.

  • I can always use a good chest fly in my life

  • Do I look like the kind of person who gives a ****

  • Get Comfortable being uncomfortable

  • Sometimes people will hear you and be able to change their behavior, but often their behavior has more to do with their own need for approval than with your need for support. No matter what their response, you need to be firm and hold your ground. At the end of the day, your health is your responsibility.

  • You need to find your OWN purpose. I cannot BUILD desire.

  • Remember that transformation is a present activity.

  • I believe in blood, sweat and tears.

  • There are things you think you cannot do. You have no idea how strong you are until you try.

  • Feel the Fear. Do it anyway!

  • Train insane or remain the same.

  • Failure is all a matter of perspective. Think of all the people you admire. I guarantee you they all failed at one time or another. The key is to recognize setbacks for what they really are-entry points for learning, not validation that you aren't good enough. After a disappointment analyze your actions, get feedback from friends, and take inventory of what you could do better next time. This type of self-reflection and improvement will ultimately make success inevitable.

  • You've already been at the bottom. Why don't you go for the top?

  • Nobody is perfect, so get over the fear of being or doing everything perfectly. Besides, perfect is boring. Today, instead of picking yourself apart in the mirror or with friends over drinks, start seeing your "imperfections" as unique traits that give you character and dimension-because that's exactly what they are.

  • Sometimes you've got to make your work and workouts co-exist.

  • It takes 4 weeks for you to notice your body changing, 8 weeks for your friends to notice, & 12 weeks for the rest of the world to notice. Give it 12 weeks. Don't quit.

  • If you want results, they don't come for free.

  • Ask yourself, "Why do I want to be in shape?" and write all ... Put your list everywhere to constantly remind yourself why you're doing what you're doing and how your life will improve by becoming fitter.

  • The truth is that you are as unique on the inside as you are on the outside.

  • Transformation is not a future event. It is a present activity.

  • You need to WANT to change. You need to be willing to do the work.

  • Never allow your fear to grow larger than your faith

  • Here's the thing: life is now. It's not ten pounds from now, it's not twenty pounds from now, it's not a million dollars from now. It's right now. And you just have to take a chance.

  • I want you to take a moment here and write down all the problems that are plaguing you at this moment, from big to small. Now ask yourself what you contributed in creating your current situation. Did the professor fail you because you never went to class? Did your boss yell at you because you were on YouTube instead of working?

  • If you fail to plan, you pretty much plan to fail.

  • I want you to feel like you're going to die.

  • There is no authentic goal you can set for yourself that can't be reached, no dream that can't be realized. It's just a matter of learning HOW to achieve what you want.

  • If you focus on all the things that could go wrong, you miss the things that could go right.

  • Your destiny is just waiting for you to show up

  • Fat is merely stored energy. It is a physical state, nothing more and nothing less. It implies zero about your value as a person in this world.

  • Play with your kids. Limit their TV time. Get outdoors and chase them around. Wrestle with them. Walk the dog. Go bike riding. The reality is that your kids are not stupid, and they know when they are overweight Start walking the dog after dinner instead of watching TV. You don't want them going on the Web to find ways to lose weight. That's when you'll find them eating tissue paper because they read that a supermodel did it.

  • When you do hit the gym, you should push yourself. This is what makes fitness phenomena so interesting.

  • I come from the school of being (stereotyped) since I was five years old. And I know that I should not be putting my personal issues on the table or letting them effect my work.

  • Think about how you are going to feel if you eat the healthy food, how you are going to look in a bikini next summer or in skinny jeans. Think about feeling strong, healthy, confident. You'll be more confident in the bedroom, more confident at the office.

  • At its core, health is simple: eat the right amount for your body, don't ingest chemicals or fake foods, and move more.

  • The reality is that most of the time, the more bizarre the trend, the more bogus the results.

  • Most people who try those bizarre trends are looking for magic bullets. There's usually a sexy promise attached to these trends - related to diet or fitness - that many people find too tempting to resist.

  • You don't have to be rich to be healthy. That's such a misconception.