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U.S. Olympians Share Their Motivating Morning Mantras

Simone Biles

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Want to feel motivated to crush your day? Get up, go work out, then watch this floor routine of the world-champion gymnast to get pumped for Rio.

Kayla Harrison

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Despite being the first-ever American athlete to win gold in JudoKayla Harrison still uses failure as her fuel for training.

Julie Johnston

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Didn't quite reach your goal yesterday? No worries—today is another day to build on your progress and do better, the defender for the women's national soccer team says.

Maggie Steffens

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The water polo player (who won at the 2012 Olympics) wants you to wake up grateful for each day.

Ajee Wilson

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Yes, it's early and you don't want to get up. But the 800-meter runner believes in you! (Check out our Q&A to get to know Wilson before Rio!)

Paige McPherson

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Stop thinking about how much you don't want to work out, and just do it, says taekwondo athlete who won bronze at the 2012 Olympics.

Sanya Richards-Ross

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Get your workout in first thing and you won't be able to make excuses all day, says the superstar Jamaican-American track and field athlete who won gold in the 400m at the 2012 Olympics.

Kelley O'Hara

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Want to make it a great day? Go do it. The choice is yours, the Olympic soccer gold medalist says. 

Adeline Gray

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If you want to leave a legacy, you've gotta wake up and put in the hard work. Don't let your name be washed away in the sand, the world champion wrestler says.

Amanda Bingson

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The hammer thrower firmly believes that the secret to performing like a boss is feeling like one. (Check out our interview with Bingson, who's "200 pounds and kicking ass") 


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