How do I get over being so LAZY!!!!!

  • Nw2wrkgout

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    Feb 06, 2011 2:25 AM GMT
    Is it just me?? I would LOVE to have a killer body but I just can't seem to get into working out. It seems I go for 3 weeks-then I just get tired and quit. I have looked for a work out partner but no luck. It doesn't make sense to me-I'm a creature of habit so once I get into a routine I should be able to stick with it. I guess I'm just not into working out. H-E-L-P!!!!!!!!!!!!icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 06, 2011 2:27 AM GMT
    forced consistency.

    If your going to go and your starting out choose two or three days a week, set aside the time your going to go and then go without exception without excuse you just go.

    after 6 months your set
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    Feb 06, 2011 2:44 AM GMT
    Thanks. As much as I say I'm going to set aside the time, NO exceptions, something always gets in the way. NO excuses but I work 7 days a week(3 jobs-bit of a workaholic), and I'm renovating a 100 year old house (in my "spare" time). A lot of the time I'm just too tired. I'm looking for the easy answer and there just isn't one. As I stated in my Forum LAZY!
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    Feb 06, 2011 2:49 AM GMT
    Nw2wrkgout saidIs it just me?? I would LOVE to have a killer body but I just can't seem to get into working out. It seems I go for 3 weeks-then I just get tired and quit. I have looked for a work out partner but no luck. It doesn't make sense to me-I'm a creature of habit so once I get into a routine I should be able to stick with it. I guess I'm just not into working out. H-E-L-P!!!!!!!!!!!!icon_eek.gif


    You don't necessarily have to go to a gym and workout to get fit and a great looking body. If lifting weights and running treadmills in a gym is boring to you and you aren't able to stick with it, then find some other physical activity or sport that interests you and will strengthen your heart and require some kind of physical exertion of your muscles and you can get the same benefit without spending big bucks on going to a gym. What about rock climbing?
    Around hear in the winter time, many people do cross country and downhill skiing and snow boarding. Since you live in the midwest here and after last weeks blizzard, you should have pleny of snow right around there.

    Have you tried swimming? The idea is to get your heart pumping and to use you muscles and there are many ways to do this beside going to a gym.

    Activities like rock climbing and cross country skiing can give you even better results than going to a gym and these activities are lot of fun. And when you find something that you like and is fun for you, you will stick with it.

    You do have to like what you are doing or you will never stick with it. So the best suggestion I can give you is just find some physical activity you like and do it with a friend or with a group of friend and you will be on your way to fitness.

    Working out in a gym is not for everyone. Years ago , they never even had such things and people were more fit then and had better looking bodies then we do today.
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    Feb 06, 2011 3:07 AM GMT
    If you are renovating a house, you are getting some of the same benefits that you get from a gym, but in a more natural setting. Why worry about lifting weights in a gym when you can lift other "weights" renovating a house.
    The idea behind fitness is getting your heart pumping and blood flowing in some kind of physical activity, exertion of muscles, and proper nutrition. And there are many ways to do this besides going to a gym. Years ago gyms didn't even exist and yet people were more fit and had better looking bodies than today.

    When you go grocery shopping, instead of trying to find the closest parking stall to the door, look for the farthest one from the door. icon_smile.gif

    Instead of taking the elevator, climb the steps instead. What better stair stepper is there, then real flights of steps? lol

    In warmer weather, Instead of always taking your car everywhere you go, walk, run, or get a bike and ride it. What better way to get fit than to ride a bike, instead of those boring stationary bikes that don't go anywhere. lol

    You need to explore your world more and expand your horizons because you have gotten yourself in a rut and fail to see all the opportunities you have to get fit right in your every day activiities.
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    Feb 06, 2011 3:07 AM GMT
    jockgymboy saidWorking out in a gym is not for everyone. Years ago , they never even had such things and people were more fit then and had better looking bodies then we do today.
    That's because years ago, there were no processed foods, and less automation.
    Now it's all processed crap, and the highest form of exercise is walking across the parking lot.
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    Feb 06, 2011 3:25 AM GMT
    Nw2wrkgout saidThanks. As much as I say I'm going to set aside the time, NO exceptions, something always gets in the way. NO excuses but I work 7 days a week(3 jobs-bit of a workaholic), and I'm renovating a 100 year old house (in my "spare" time). A lot of the time I'm just too tired. I'm looking for the easy answer and there just isn't one. As I stated in my Forum LAZY!

    Then there isnt any answer, is there? Why do people start such dumb thread. Du unbrauchbares Stuck Haut!
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    Feb 06, 2011 3:28 AM GMT
    You should take a bunch of gay guys camping with you this summer at Devil's Lake State Park in Baraboo, WI and try some rock climbing. And even if you do not want to do rock climbing, there are more stair steppers at Devil's Lake then in any gym in the world. lol That will get your heart pumping and exert your muscles and then you can exert some more muscles with a buddy by the campfire or in your tent, if you are afraid to expose yourself outside. haha Skinny dipping on the beach at night will get your heart racing, too, and you can lay your guy there.

    Devil's Lake is a great place to go, if you really want to get your heart pumping and challenge your muscles. I love to camp there with a bunch of friends. Some of my friends like to get drunk there, haha, but that ruins your fitness, so I don't suggest that. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 06, 2011 3:33 AM GMT
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    A little electrocution cures all
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    Feb 06, 2011 3:35 AM GMT
    By getting Ariodante to come Taser your ass into shape hmmmm
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    Feb 06, 2011 3:38 AM GMT
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    jockgymboy saidWorking out in a gym is not for everyone. Years ago , they never even had such things and people were more fit then and had better looking bodies then we do today.
    That's because years ago, there were no processed foods, and less automation.
    Now it's all processed crap, and the highest form of exercise is walking across the parking lot.


    Walking across a parking lot is the highest form of exercise for SOME, but there is so much more people can do for fitness, right in their own neighborhood. But people have bought into the lie and deception from the rich gym owners, that you have to go to a gym, to be fit and get that great looking body. Bullshit! Gym can get really boring, if people think that is all there is to do to get fit and that great looking body.

    People just need to explore their world more right in front of their own eyes and a lot of times it doesn't even cost a cent.
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    Feb 06, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    UberBane saidBy getting Ariodante to come Taser your ass into shape hmmmm


    I charge a nominal fee to poke you with my electro gun
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    Feb 06, 2011 3:54 AM GMT
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    jockgymboy saidWorking out in a gym is not for everyone. Years ago , they never even had such things and people were more fit then and had better looking bodies then we do today.
    That's because years ago, there were no processed foods, and less automation.
    Now it's all processed crap, and the highest form of exercise is walking across the parking lot.


    It's not all processed crap. You don't have to buy the processed crap.
    All these prepared foods and processed crap is VERY EXPENSIVE too and you can save a lot of money by buying the fresh vegtables and fruit and make the stuff yourself. It's not hard and doesn't really take that much time once you learn how to prepare dishes from scratch yourself. If people have time to spend hours and hours in a gym, they can cut out just a few minutes to make the stuff themself.

    I'm not saying people shouldn't go to a gym because I go to one myself and I enjoy going there, so it's not hard for me to get the motivation to go because it's part of my recreation. But, if someone doesn't really care for a gym and finds it hard to stick with it, that is NO EXCUSE for a lack of fitness. Then find things you do like to do and there are literally tons of stuff you can do that are fun to do and will get the same or sometimes even better benefits than what you can get from a gym.
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    Feb 06, 2011 4:05 AM GMT
    You have to view fitness as a LIFESTYLE you CHOOSE to do and do fitness activities that you ENJOY and not view fitness as CHORE that you
    HAVE to do, or you will never stick with it.
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    Feb 06, 2011 4:27 AM GMT
    An audience member remarked to a young virtuoso violinist "I'd give my life to play like that" and she said "I did"

    You just have to really want it.
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    Feb 06, 2011 4:29 AM GMT
    Simple answer; You're just not into it now, go do something else.
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    Feb 06, 2011 5:13 AM GMT
    Nw2wrkgout saidThanks. As much as I say I'm going to set aside the time, NO exceptions, something always gets in the way. NO excuses but I work 7 days a week(3 jobs-bit of a workaholic), and I'm renovating a 100 year old house (in my "spare" time). A lot of the time I'm just too tired. I'm looking for the easy answer and there just isn't one. As I stated in my Forum LAZY!

    see right there your already making excuses for yourself.

    None of those are an acceptable reason for not going if you really want to do this.

    Death in the family, being so sick that even getting out of bed is so impossible you'd rather die first, finding yourself suddenly without legs or arms or in an accident that just means your not going to get there on time. THEY are excuses that are valid.

    Yours are just the precursor to failure so why even bother?
  • Brded1dr

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    Feb 06, 2011 5:40 AM GMT
    I'm the same way. Or I at least I used to be. As soon as I started seeing results my vanity overruled my laziness. Now I'm in the gym 4-5 times a week.
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    Feb 06, 2011 7:10 AM GMT
    Nw2wrkgout saidIs it just me?? I would LOVE to have a killer body but I just can't seem to get into working out. It seems I go for 3 weeks-then I just get tired and quit. I have looked for a work out partner but no luck. It doesn't make sense to me-I'm a creature of habit so once I get into a routine I should be able to stick with it. I guess I'm just not into working out. H-E-L-P!!!!!!!!!!!!icon_eek.gif


    Consistency is the key, but it does not mean boring...the key is changing the routine of exercises you are doing, and eating healthy. We are all creatures of habit and your body also likes to get in a stable pattern, but then growth does not occur. Have you thought maybe of getting a personal trainer, it might help. I like a personal trainer because he challenges me when I attend our session and throws something different every time. Just the other day, we did a routine with russian kettlebel as well and a killer core workout. It keeps me motivated to attend since I am intrigued of what he will throw at me the next time. If that is not an option, RJ has sufficient resources to mix it up which I also use. In the end, is how bad do you want the change to make you hit the gym...so the next time you are too tired look in the mirror, with your gym clothes and shoes in hand.
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    Feb 06, 2011 8:43 AM GMT
    Nw2wrkgout saidThanks. As much as I say I'm going to set aside the time, NO exceptions, something always gets in the way. NO excuses but I work 7 days a week(3 jobs-bit of a workaholic), and I'm renovating a 100 year old house (in my "spare" time). A lot of the time I'm just too tired. I'm looking for the easy answer and there just isn't one. As I stated in my Forum LAZY!


    If you work 3 jobs, 7 days a week, and you're renovating a house, you're not lazy so drop that.

    You're prioritizing other things above your health. Read "Path of Least Resistance" about oscillating patterns - you'll see yourself. It goes like this:

    I want to be fit
    I'm going to work out
    I am working out.
    I want to sleep
    Sleep wins
    Stop working out
    Do other stuff
    Get out of shape again.
    Go back to the beginning of the loop.

    You're not lazy, you have no superior goal (fitness/health/race/event in your life), you just want to "not be lazy" which is not a goal.

    You're in the same trap as many others. Seriously I suggest that book although there are many others. Until you've chosen an ultimate goal that supercedes your others, then you won't make the necessary changes and commitments to get on a sustainable workout path. If you can't do that, then let go of the oscillating pattern, and quit doing your useless 3 week workout routines and just own the fact that you'd rather do other things.
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    Feb 06, 2011 9:08 AM GMT
    Nw2wrkgout saidThanks. As much as I say I'm going to set aside the time, NO exceptions, something always gets in the way. NO excuses but I work 7 days a week(3 jobs-bit of a workaholic), and I'm renovating a 100 year old house (in my "spare" time). A lot of the time I'm just too tired. I'm looking for the easy answer and there just isn't one. As I stated in my Forum LAZY!


    You´re not lazy, you´re at breaking point. If getting your body sorted out is really a priority something else needs to give.
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    Feb 06, 2011 9:10 AM GMT
    Voltaire saidAn audience member remarked to a young virtuoso violinist "I'd give my life to play like that" and she said "I did"

    You just have to really want it.


    Not to hijack the thread, but I really like this.
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    Feb 06, 2011 10:38 AM GMT
    Set yourself a goal
    www.habitforge.com
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    Feb 06, 2011 10:50 AM GMT
    Get off your ass and get busyicon_exclaim.gif
  • Nw2wrkgout

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    Feb 06, 2011 3:49 PM GMT
    Thanks for the great comments! I think Kscott6671 has the right kind of modivation I need.