motivation

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    Aug 22, 2007 3:03 PM GMT
    hey
    i have a job where i work a lot and before this job i would work out almost every day but now i get home and i'm too tiered and when i wake up i just don't feel like it. can anybody give me tips on how to have that liile bit of energy that will motivate me in working out again????
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    Aug 22, 2007 6:19 PM GMT
    my trick when i get outta whack is to FORCE myself for about 7 days, around then I begin to feel and maybe see a few changes that I like, and then I'm hooked again.

    Also, to ensure that I did w/o - I'd print out a monthly calendar w/ my plans to exercise and if I did, I'd highlight that day in green and if I didn't, I'd highlight it in pink so that even from a distance - say from the couch (LOL) I could see if there was more of one color and that'd a little game I'd play to help me stay on track...
  • swimbikerun

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    Aug 22, 2007 6:55 PM GMT
    You might need to consider how much fun you're having with your current routine. It is sometimes hard to get motivated but goal setting and switching up the routine helps to push me.
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    Aug 23, 2007 5:35 PM GMT
    It think it's all about getting creative and staying committed.

    Maybe workout before you start work or maybe during a lunch break.

    Workout may also consist of something other than working out at a gym. I walk to and from work and sometimes I walk during my lunch.

    When I get home from work, going to the gym is the last thing I want to do too. I just force myself. The alternative is to lose everything I've been working for.

    Bottom line, getting creative with your workout routine and staying committed are what I suggest. Good luck.
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    Aug 23, 2007 5:42 PM GMT
    Just do it, you slacker.

    Did that help?
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    Aug 23, 2007 6:20 PM GMT
    I look at myself in the mirror. Break a lot of mirrors, but it does get me to workout;) Probably won't work for a goor-looking young fellow like yourself.

    I see you are from Quebec, Quebec City I presume. When I was up there a few years ago I was amazed at the people running up those steep and scary (for me) stairs from the Plains of Abraham to to lower city. Actually just walking those would probably be good cardio! Also, running on the Terrasse Dufferin (sp?) looks like it would be great fun.

    Realize Quebec is a big city and you may not be close to those places. How about logging on to RealJock when you get home. Taht seriously always inspires me to get in a workout.

    You might want to get some home equipment and do some workouts at home.
    Best wishes, and vive Quebec.
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    Aug 23, 2007 7:59 PM GMT
    My trick is : after I get home from the gym, I always pack my gym bag for the next session.

    good luck :-)
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    Aug 23, 2007 9:08 PM GMT
    try going directly to the gym from work, so there's no time to power down at home and realize how tired you are. :)
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    Aug 25, 2007 8:35 PM GMT
    wow colmdublin i never knew that when at 21 you have a restauraunt and work 70 to 80 hours a week in it you could be a slacker for the rest of you thaks and antelope the stairs you are talking about there are 389 of them and their not that badgoing down andgoing up thetrick is to go up quickliy andthe terasse dufrin well letsjust say if you can jog their youare pretty good, don,t forget the city is a tourist city andthat terrace is one of the most popularplacesto visit. you havethe st.lawrence river the chateau frontnac and the plains of abraham there are toomany people there. but ya maybe if i work out right after work i could be ok
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    Aug 25, 2007 8:40 PM GMT
    I was just being facetious. I'm sure you're a very industrious young man
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    Aug 26, 2007 10:09 PM GMT
    thanks
  • hotversguy

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    Aug 27, 2007 5:21 AM GMT
    if you work in a restaurant and can keep your clothes there, then leave the house in your gym clothes.
  • cacti

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    Aug 27, 2007 9:46 PM GMT
    A little browse through some profiles here is enough motivation for me, but I guess sexual motivation isn't a constant.
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    Aug 27, 2007 10:07 PM GMT
    Michou:

    We all suffer the same time issues. I could give you a great deal of fitness advice on that, but, allow me to give you some business advice.

    I too run a business, part of which is fitness, production related so hours are crazy, and the business is International. I can literally work 24/7 if I let myself.

    It is great to own your own business, and even better when you know how to take some time for yourself.

    Remember to run your business, don't let it run you. I had a very good friend of mine that had a hugely successful restaurant, his body was impeccable and his diet even better.

    You should see your advantages, you have access to food and cooking equipment so keep your own stock and be sure to keep your diet clean. But, what my buddy (Pete) did was take a change of clothes and slip out between the lunch and dinner crowd for 90 minutes.

    Start you employees and your management/staff off on the right foot and let them know that your gym time is your time...PERIOD. If you cannot trust a manager or trusted hostess/employee for 90 minutes, look for new help.

    Get in the routine, when you look your best and feel your best dealing with the public is so much easier.

    Just remember, Run the business, but, don't let it run you! Time management, focus, and some adjustments...

    Thanks it man.

    Aj
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    Aug 28, 2007 1:10 PM GMT
    thanks a bunch guys