What recharges your motivation?

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    Jul 02, 2010 2:37 AM GMT
    I live in a rural area so to see really outstanding in shape guys is a rarity around here. My work schedule combined with my time with the kids and bf and etc have skreeched my gym time to a halt and I have resorted to doing cardio with my dog in the mornings for now.

    But, I had my youngest son and we were eating out today and a HUGE power lifter guy came in with what looked like his two sons and they were totally bodybuilder potential, even with shirts on their shape and v taper and etc were outstanding....totally made me recapture what my goals should be and try to rearrange my schedule to get back in the gym regardless....such a motivation to see them.

    You ever encounter this and what is it that recharges your motivation to kick in to high gear?

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    Jul 02, 2010 5:19 AM GMT
    buying new workout gearicon_redface.gif i love fresh lululemon sweats
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    Jul 02, 2010 6:11 AM GMT
    focused meditation, along with daily visualization to quiet my stoopid monkey mind, allows me to step outside my socially-created reality and self-fabricated drama. from that quiet place, i can freely choose what i want, and motivation is no longer an issue. the question then shifts to what do i want.

    i have been neglecting my practice for quite some time now (and i haven't worked out properly in weeks), which explains why i've become so unfocused, depressed, and prone to drink excessively, but at least i'm still eating properly.
    (aside from the whole drinking thing).

    i think i'll stop wasting my time online and get to practice now. i've played out this particular drama long enough. for what it's worth, thanks for starting this thread redbull. sometimes i just need to be hit over the head to realize what i'm doing wrong.

    weird how these little satori happen...
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    Jul 02, 2010 10:32 AM GMT
    Anything... It can be something as refreshing as rain in the morning, to something completely obnoxious (like other people... lol, kidding)
  • Bunjamon

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    Jul 02, 2010 10:45 AM GMT
    Seeing pictures like this:

    Sean_Sullivan-Rick_Day-7.jpg

    It's like his eyes are saying, "GET TO THE GYM AND THEN EAT, EAT, EAT!"
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    Jul 02, 2010 12:43 PM GMT
    When someone compliments me it refuels me, then I want even more compliments lol
  • nicelyproport...

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    Jul 02, 2010 1:11 PM GMT
    Mornings for me are a series of Pavlovian responses:

    The aroma of freshly brewed coffee draws me to the kitchen.

    The kick from the caffeine makes me want to move.

    The sight of my abs in the mirror reminds me why I do this.

    And I'm on my way.
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    Jul 02, 2010 1:14 PM GMT
    redbull saidI live in a rural area so to see really outstanding in shape guys is a rarity around here. My work schedule combined with my time with the kids and bf and etc have skreeched my gym time to a halt and I have resorted to doing cardio with my dog in the mornings for now.

    But, I had my youngest son and we were eating out today and a HUGE power lifter guy came in with what looked like his two sons and they were totally bodybuilder potential, even with shirts on their shape and v taper and etc were outstanding....totally made me recapture what my goals should be and try to rearrange my schedule to get back in the gym regardless....such a motivation to see them.

    You ever encounter this and what is it that recharges your motivation to kick in to high gear?



    Thinking about my boyfriend and wanting to look good when I get to see him again in a couple weeks icon_biggrin.gif
  • mynyun

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    Jul 02, 2010 1:19 PM GMT
    My required motivation fuels desires of a more artistic endeavor rather than simply finding the energy and drive to go to the gym. And said motivation requires more than a hot body. icon_neutral.gif