IM LOSING MOTIVATION AT THE GYM . FAST !!!!

  • jamesbal

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    Mar 21, 2013 11:43 AM GMT
    Once upon a time when i first started going to the gym it was fun and now i cant even get myself out of bed to go and do a workout !?!
    I think i have rinsed all the music out of my iPod and i genuinely cant even motivate myself at the moment. However, this often comes and goes with me. Does anyone have any tips oricon_twisted.gif are you guys just always enjoying the gym experience ?
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    Mar 21, 2013 11:45 AM GMT
    Find something else fun and active to do for a while. Burn-out is normal. You'll eventually miss it and get back in the gym.
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    Mar 21, 2013 11:57 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidFind something else fun and active to do for a while. Burn-out is normal. You'll eventually miss it and get back in the gym.


    this... ;)
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    Mar 21, 2013 5:19 PM GMT
    switch up your exercise routine. try some new exercises out that you've never done before. it's not only fun BUT it's also helps your muscles out. also, another thing you might want to do is if you're doing it is to take it easy at the gym. if you're going to the gym 5 days a week, try to make it 3. if you're doing 8 exercises on one particular body part, try to make it 4. also time your workouts so you can get in and out. try to spend an hour max. figure out a way to exercise around that time.

    it's really about making the gym and working out into a fun experience where you want to go where it's a habit. you don't have to take it seriously to the point where it feels like a chore or studying for a test. if you do take it too seriously, then you're not going to want to go to the gym. look @ it as you're trying to play a video game or something. don't worry so much about if you gained muscle or if you can lift more and etc. if you worry about that, then you're most definitely not going to be motivated because results take time. it may take years even. don't pay attention to these folks that try to place a time limit on results as well because then you'll most definitely not be interested.
  • Apparition

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    Mar 21, 2013 5:21 PM GMT
    get a partner

    play squash so you have something competitive
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    Mar 21, 2013 6:38 PM GMT
    Join a group class, it will put you in company of other motivated people and company matters a lot.
  • owen19832006

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    Mar 21, 2013 6:41 PM GMT
    happens to me, i just force myself to go and once there theres no turning back!
  • AMoonHawk

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    Mar 21, 2013 6:42 PM GMT
    Join a naked yoga class
  • mybud

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    Mar 21, 2013 6:48 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidFind something else fun and active to do for a while. Burn-out is normal. You'll eventually miss it and get back in the gym.
    This...
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    Mar 21, 2013 6:49 PM GMT
    I'm not an expert, but these are the things that helped keep me motivated...

    1) Change one thing... If you start feeling a rut coming on, change something - maybe as simple as the order of the workout or the particular day - it will feel new again.

    2) Take pictures. - Watching your own progress can be very motivating. And yes posting the pics on a site like this - a bit of attention whoring - can also help you look a bit more objectively...

    3) Be motivational to others - It will help keep you motivated.

    Good luck!

  • neosyllogy

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    Mar 21, 2013 6:49 PM GMT
    Go anyway.
    That's really the main tip.
    Somedays, occasionally even weeks, everyone just doesn't feel like it.
    People who keep their athleticism up keep going anyway. That's part of why athleticism is so valued even today.

    Other tips: find something you enjoy. If you're running for cardio and you hate running then try different sports or routines until you find something you like.

    There are lots of ways to stay fit.
    No matter what you're going to have to rely on force of will regularly.
  • gwuinsf

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    Mar 21, 2013 6:56 PM GMT
    Take your exercise outdoors and do body weight exercises.
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    Mar 21, 2013 7:48 PM GMT
    Look at yourself in the mirror, just
    LOOK AT YOURSELF!

    Swimsuit season's almost here!
    NOW GO!
  • ASHDOD

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    Mar 21, 2013 7:52 PM GMT
    any time you go to the gym it increases your chances for good sex,think about that icon_smile.gif
  • calibro

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    Mar 21, 2013 8:23 PM GMT
    go to a gym where all the guys are hotter than you
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    Mar 21, 2013 9:07 PM GMT
    You have to supply your own motivation, we can only provide support, encouragemet and challenge for you.

    Why did you start in the first place? Why have you lost motivation?

  • Lucky350

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    Mar 21, 2013 9:14 PM GMT
    I wonder what would happen if we gave him a cup of coffee???

    hehe...
  • Lucky350

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    Mar 21, 2013 9:17 PM GMT
    You could always sit in the sauna for 30 mins...

    Sweat the fat out!

    After a couple of situps, you're good.

    ps
    Take 2 minute breaks every 10 mins, wheeew don't faint.
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    Mar 21, 2013 9:26 PM GMT
    My tip: go to the gym near work not the gym near home. Once I sit on the sofa at home, there is no chance I am getting up to go to the gym.
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    Mar 21, 2013 9:45 PM GMT
    When this happens to me, I just take a vacation. Like a week or two just to 1) Slope out some plateaus and just let myself need to go. icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 22, 2013 2:04 AM GMT
    I have the same problem and it drives me nuts. I want to want to go but my heart is not there. My workouts have slacked off, I'm bored and burned out. I force myself to go but don't feel like my accomplishments are very good at all.
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    Mar 22, 2013 2:09 AM GMT
    I get burnt out all the time. My motivation is that I am light years from the bean pole I was and half way to my goal. Reflection is a great part of fitness!
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    Mar 22, 2013 2:12 AM GMT
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    Mar 22, 2013 2:32 AM GMT
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    ure welcome


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  • FredMG

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    Mar 22, 2013 2:42 AM GMT
    Have a big juicy steak and get over it.