Trying to get back to working out!

  • Geoedward

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    May 23, 2012 4:26 PM GMT
    Hi, I haven't worked out for over 4 months. I had a neck injury and it is better but I have no energy or will power when it comes to going to the gym. I feel so tired all the time. How do I get the motivation and the energy to get back to it? We have moved further away from our jobs and the times for working out have changed. I used to go right after work at 5:15 but now I have to go right home to feed the dogs and let them out. Also my partner wants to work out with me but he doesn't have time on a lot of the days. This means going home taking care of the dogs and then getting our asses back out of the house and to the gym. This puts dinner at around 8PM. When I get home I am starved and beat. What can I eat maybe on the way home so that I am not so hungry and have energy to work out? I eat an apple on the way home but it does nothing.
  • gwuinsf

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    May 23, 2012 4:30 PM GMT
    I keep a box of protein bars at work so that I can eat one before going to the gym. I usually don't get home from the gym until around 7:30-8:00 also so dinner for me is often around 8:30.

    Since you're going home first, that would be my recommendation.

    I think with regards to your question about motivation, I think the general answer you're going to get from folk here is "shut up and just go". Once it's back in your routine you won't have to find motivation.
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    May 23, 2012 5:11 PM GMT
    Geoedward saidHi, I haven't worked out for over 4 months. I had a neck injury and it is better but I have no energy or will power when it comes to going to the gym. I feel so tired all the time. How do I get the motivation and the energy to get back to it?
    1. Review your "before" pictures from when you first started working out.

    2. Get a medical exam after a few more months of inactivity.

    Either one of those should be pretty good motivation. The 2nd is what it took to kick me in the butt (bad EKG - borderline atrial fib).