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#140Wednesdays: What's Your Motivational Mantra?

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee! At the gym, that is. (Photo courtesy Alex Palombo)

Written by Lisa Turner, editorial intern

One of the best things about working out is testing your limits and challenging your body in new ways. Sure, it’s not fun in the moment to exert every muscle to its max, but nothing beats that feeling of accomplishment once you’re done. Sometimes a mantra can help get you there, like a little reminder that you are one tough chick and the end is in sight.

We asked our Twitter followers what kind of motivational mantras help them get to the finish line, and were surprised by their intense dedication! We’re definitely picking up a few tips when we need that extra push.

@lov513: The fact that I know when I get past my comfort zone, I'm accomplishing something unbelievable!

@interfaithsis: The mind wants to quit but the body can move on!

@FatBottomSlim: Just keep going. It worked for the biggest test of my limits at the @NYCTRIATHLON and ever since.

@PattieP: COME ON! Attack, attack, attack!

@jessikneeland: I place an imaginary crowd of people around me who are all INCREDIBLY impressed with what I'm doing. "OMG she's soooo strong!"

@thebendigirl: Breathe in positive, breathe out negative.

@FITNESSMarianne: One step at a time!

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