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    Question 1/8

    Athletes have mottos to keep themselves moving when they want to give up. Who says: "Breathe, believe, and battle"?

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    Athletes have mottos to keep themselves moving when they want to give up. Who says: "Breathe, believe, and battle"?

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    Kerri, an Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist, says she got this advice from a coach. She uses it to keep moving when she wants to give up. Having a motto -- or mantra -- you repeat to yourself when you workout can help you have the strength to keep going. 

    So what does Kerri’s saying mean?

    • She says it's important to "breathe" to pay attention to what she's doing.
    • She says "believe" so she has faith in herself.
    • And "battle" so she's ready to go and do her best.
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    Question 2/8

    Who says: "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard"?

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    Who says: "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard"?

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    NFL quarterback Tim Tebow and Kevin Durant of the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder both say this is their motto. 

    Even great athletes think they're not great or talented at sports sometimes. That's why they tell themselves things to get rid of the negative voices in their heads. These positive words give them the strength to get up and keep going. 

    What motivational phrase can you use to inspire you to get up and go?

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    Question 3/8

    This athlete's motto is: "It's not the destination, it's the journey."

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    This athlete's motto is: "It's not the destination, it's the journey."

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    This teen made a huge splash when she won four gold medals at her first Olympics in 2012. Besides her success in the pool, she's known for her big smile and having fun. 

    Missy tried lots of sports on her way to becoming a great swimmer. She took part in basketball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, gymnastics, and skating before she jumped in the pool.

    It's totally OK to try lots of different sports and ways to move. The important thing is to find activities that are fun for you and to get moving for at least 60 minutes a day.

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    Question 4/8

    Who keeps motivated by saying: "Try the best you can"?

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    Who keeps motivated by saying: "Try the best you can"?

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    New England Patriots quarterback and MVP Tom Brady knows that sometimes it's just about getting out there and trying.

     

    His advice is simple, but it's perfect: You can only do your best. Just remind yourself that and keep pushing.

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    Question 5/8

    To keep motivated, this athlete says, "Move on it!"

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    To keep motivated, this athlete says, "Move on it!"

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    Tennis star Venus Williams says this means don't just sit there! Keep going. Keep moving. Don't give up. Grab opportunities when you can. 

    Sometimes you might not feel like exercising or practicing or even getting up off the couch. Remind yourself how good it is for your brain and your body and that you'll feel great afterward. Find the words that will motivate you and move on it!

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    Question 6/8

    This athlete keeps moving by saying: "Everything is possible."

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    This athlete keeps moving by saying: "Everything is possible."

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    Even the fastest man in the world sometimes needs a little push to keep him going. Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt says even though he faces a lot of pressure and challenges, he tells himself that he can do it. And he finds the fun in running. 

    So keep his motto in mind and don't count yourself out before you get up and give something a try.

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    Question 7/8

    "Next play" is this athlete's motto.

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    "Next play" is this athlete's motto.

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    This WNBA star says she writes "Next Play" on her basketball sneakers. To Skylar, it means let mistakes go.  

    That way she doesn't get stuck on something that went wrong and the negative. She just lets it go and reminds herself there's always a next play where she can do her best.

    Be kind to yourself, too. When you take the focus off perfection you can relax and have fun. And that can help your game, too.

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    Question 8/8

    This pro says: "When you fall down, just get up again."

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    This pro says: "When you fall down, just get up again."

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    This motto is perfect for Lindsey, a World Cup and Olympic ski racer who has had her share of real falls on the ski slopes. 

    All athletes have times when they feel like they can't keep going. Don't let those negative voices take over. Get right back up and tell yourself that you can do it. 'Cause you can!

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    Awesome! You now know a lot about getting pumped up for your next workout. Having some positive mottos can really keep you moving!

    Nice job! Now you know some great ways to keep yourself moving. Use those motivational athlete mottos to help you get pumped up for your next workout!

    Uh oh. Looks like you learned a lot about motivational mottos. But at least now you have some great ways to stay pumped up the next time you're moving. Having positive mottos can really keep you going!

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