One of basketball’s enduring legends, “Dr. J” led the Philadelphia 76ers to an NBA championship in 1983, the culmination of a career in which he amassed more than 30,000 points on the hardwood. When you’re tempted to skip your daily workout or go back to the freezer for seconds of ice cream, this quote will keep you on track:
“If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end.”
Dara Torres on Commitment
Olympic swimmer Dara Torres has three world records and 12 gold medals — and she’s not done yet. At 45, she just narrowly missed her chance at a sixth Olympics in London, but hasn’t retired from the sport. As she recently told Shape magazine, when she hits a plateau in her training, she mixes things up to stay on track:
"People will get into the habit of doing the same thing over and over again, and you'll stop seeing changes in your body. If you add variety and spice things up, I think it'll help you to stay motivated."