I dont care about the gym right now.

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    Dec 23, 2011 11:47 AM GMT
    So, in 2011, I have made some huge advances spiritually,emotionally and personally. It has been a difficult year, but a good year.

    But the stress of the year has really taken its toll on my health and fitness. While I am ready to put it all back together in 2012, right now I really dont care. I just dont give a crap about the gym right now.

    I will get over it, but is anyone else going through this? How much of this do you think is due to the Christmas season? Whenever I feel like this, it is around this time of year. Anyone relate?
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    Dec 23, 2011 1:05 PM GMT
    Alpha_Muscle saidSo, in 2011, I have made some huge advances spiritually,emotionally and personally. It has been a difficult year, but a good year.

    But the stress of the year has really taken its toll on my health and fitness. While I am ready to put it all back together in 2012, right now I really dont care. I just dont give a crap about the gym right now.

    I will get over it, but is anyone else going through this? How much of this do you think is due to the Christmas season? Whenever I feel like this, it is around this time of year. Anyone relate?


    I completely understand... I lost 65lbs in summer and I did it with a guy that was not just the best workout buddy ever but my boyfriend. Now when I think of going running or hitting up the gym... I feel like something is missing. It's going to be hell but I gotta do it.
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    Dec 23, 2011 1:12 PM GMT
    I can kind of relate. I've been struggling to keep to any kind of schedule at the gym due to increasing pressures at work. I wouldn't say I don't care about working out now but it's got to the point where it seems like a chore rather than something I enjoy doing.

    Hoping to sort it out next year though.
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    Dec 23, 2011 1:13 PM GMT
    Diceroll,

    You are right... I love the gym and I love going to the gym, but I have no energy and it is just a hassle right now. If I had a calmer life, I would be there all of the time.

    I think maybe it is the end of the year stress and bullsh*t getting in the way.
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    Dec 23, 2011 1:16 PM GMT
    Yup! My travel schedule, and trying to spend quality time with my man has really taken a toll.

    Sounds like excuses, however; I'm hoping 2012 starts out. I won't be one of those that are just there for the first 3 weeks and then leave the gym in January!


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  • rock924228

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    Dec 23, 2011 1:18 PM GMT
    I think we all need a "vacation" from the gym, now n then.....even if just a week or 2....but then feeling more refreshed once back in it.....hang tough..looks as tho your muscle memory will just bring you right back up to snuff.
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    Dec 23, 2011 1:18 PM GMT
    Alpha_Muscle saidDiceroll,

    You are right... I love the gym and I love going to the gym, but I have no energy and it is just a hassle right now. If I had a calmer life, I would be there all of the time.

    I think maybe it is the end of the year stress and bullsh*t getting in the way.



    It could be end of year stress but with me it's happened before at different times of the year as well. It can always creep up on you if you're not careful!
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    Dec 23, 2011 1:25 PM GMT
    I went since Halloween without working out, and I walk through the "gym" several times a day...just wanted to take a long break through the holidays.

    But, a couple days ago I just couldn't handle not working out anymore, and started working out again. Now I'm sore as fuck. icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 23, 2011 1:36 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI went since Halloween without working out, and I walk through the "gym" several times a day...just wanted to take a long break through the holidays.

    But, a couple days ago I just couldn't handle not working out anymore, and started working out again. Now I'm sore as fuck. icon_lol.gif

    And that's pretty sore. icon_eek.gif
  • Lincsbear

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    Dec 23, 2011 3:14 PM GMT
    Similar here, Alpha Muscle, since losing my youngest sister to pancreatic cancer earlier in year.
    I supported my nephew through all his mother`s illness and seeing him go through all the suffering brought back all my memories of losing my own mother to cancer in December, 2002
    The short daylight(about six hours maximum)doesn`t help,either.
    When I do manage to get out for a run I really enjoy it, but it`s a struggle to summon up any enthusiasm to actually get going.
  • vj2004t

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    Dec 23, 2011 3:35 PM GMT
    I can relate to this. I have made a lot of changes over the last year but I haven't been in the last two months. I been remodeling my house and just lost my focus on my workouts. I hurt my wrist some how. Today was my first day back I hate it when u have to start over. I guess we can all benefit from.steping back for a while. Val
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    Dec 23, 2011 4:15 PM GMT
    Alpha_Muscle said[...]
    But the stress of the year has really taken its toll on my health and fitness. While I am ready to put it all back together in 2012, right now I really dont care. I just dont give a crap about the gym right now.

    I will get over it, but is anyone else going through this? [...] Anyone relate?


    I'm the opposite. Working out at the gym is ideal for removing stress. I know that I'll leave the gym feeling very good, particularly if I felt reluctant to go in the first place. For me gym workouts are necessary maintenance.
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    Dec 23, 2011 4:31 PM GMT
    cortisol alert!
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    Dec 23, 2011 6:57 PM GMT
    BuddyinNYC said
    I'm the opposite. Working out at the gym is ideal for removing stress. I know that I'll leave the gym feeling very good, particularly if I felt reluctant to go in the first place.

    This, so true
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    Dec 23, 2011 7:04 PM GMT
    I had the summer from hell. The only way I made it through mentally, physically and spirtually was by going to the gym. I had lots of gains over the summer, makes getting my heart crushed not so back. I have a feeling he is regretting the choices he made and THAT makes me happy. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 23, 2011 7:19 PM GMT
    dudewithabeard saidI had the summer from hell. The only way I made it through mentally, physically and spirtually was by going to the gym. I had lots of gains over the summer, makes getting my heart crushed not so back. I have a feeling he is regretting the choices he made and THAT makes me happy. icon_biggrin.gif


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    Dec 23, 2011 7:28 PM GMT
    There's something about this time of the year that just makes a person not care. I wouldn't say I'm demotivated - just want to take it easy for the next week or so!

    And there's nothing wrong with taking a break just don't make it a long/permanent one!
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    Dec 23, 2011 7:29 PM GMT
    I feel ya, I haven't been going as often for the past week and a half, and I'm not eating as well as usual. I'm chalking it up to the time of year, and telling myself I'll do better after Christmas.
  • daddysw

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    Dec 23, 2011 7:39 PM GMT
    . .and I thought it was just me! got back from the gym an hour ago after a complete waste of time . . weak, demotivated, weary . . had a hard days work at the end of many months of hard work . .so I think its stress catching up . . so maybe I need to take a week or so off . .and I can see I'm not alone here icon_smile.gif what a relief! hope you all enjoy a restful holiday icon_biggrin.gif

  • Dec 23, 2011 7:47 PM GMT
    I go through stages like this too...

    So take a break.. Big deal... With your f'n hot body you can afford to take some time off... You are sexy as hell BTW..

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    Dec 23, 2011 7:49 PM GMT
    Similar situation here. My living situation has changed. And I don't go to the gym as often as I would like. I've condensed my workouts to weekends only. I hope things will change in the new year. Not being physically active is really killing my motivation.
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    Dec 23, 2011 7:52 PM GMT
    I'm right there with you. With everything I have going on, the gym has been pushed to the bank burner. I'll get back to it when my schedule gets back to normal but as for now....fuck it. icon_eek.gif
  • suedeheadscot

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    Dec 23, 2011 7:54 PM GMT
    You need a break from the gym now and again, bud. I haven't been in 4 days due to family issues and the cold,and I'm missing it but when I go back tomorrow (aye, on Xmas eve) I'll be raring to go.

    Why not think of doing something else for a change? Circuit training classes or Body Pump classes?
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    Dec 24, 2011 7:34 PM GMT
    Thanks for the replies guys... I will climb back up on that horse with a vengence later on, but right now I am taking a break. I just found out that I have a photo shoot in the spring for a magazine and I have to BRING IT for that. Nervous!

    Nothing will motivate your diet and cardio like a camera's lens!

    You guys have a Merry Christmas!!
  • AJinATX

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    Dec 24, 2011 7:54 PM GMT
    I can somewhat relate. It's not a great excuse, but I got swamped last semester with 18 hours of engineering classes. I started working out less and less, and I eventually felt discouraged enough to stop all together. I'm studying for MCAT now which is just as bad as my tough semester, but I plan to change things around by February after the exam.