Workout/fitness mindset

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    Oct 23, 2008 3:41 AM GMT
    There isn't a subforum for it, but I think it's a worthwhile category of its own. There's so much to it, and it's such a deep topic, with so many variations between different people, styles, lifestyles, goals, etc.

    Me, I lack a workout/fitness mindset but aspire to acquire one. For a while I stuck to a pretty decent, calorie-centered diet, but the last few weeks I've kind of gotten lost. The entire time I intended to start going to the gym...but when I get home in the evening I just can't seem to make myself get up and go. I'm really at a loss for how to get started/maintain it.

    Any ideas? Those of you with established fitness mentalities want to chime in? Those of you who came from my place and successfully made it to your desired fitness level have any suggestions?
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    Oct 23, 2008 9:11 AM GMT
    have you been to any of the local gyms? The scenery is enough dude.

    GOALS: To be healthy/hot/horny HOT. LOL When you get buff your testosterone goes up, and you are more of a sex machine than you would be sitting around watching tv, believe me. You're more desirable because your body has a sexual kind of chemistry and it's physically more able to have great sex.

    Go visit some of the local gyms and I think if you just go and toy around with the weights for a while you'll see whether you're cut out for it or not.

    I sympathize with you about not wanting to go sometimes, but once you fall off the horse, you just have to get back on to see any results.
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    Oct 23, 2008 11:00 AM GMT


    Fitness is part of it, but it's also wanting to feel and look a certain way. The feeling yoiu get when you're pumped and hit the weights. It's the way your body feels during and after the gym.

    It's hard when you fall off the horse, but you want to get back on and perform the way you used to or better. That is a driving force in itself..for me anyway.

    GOALS: To be healthy/hot/horny HOT. LOL When you get buff your testosterone goes up, and you are more of a sex machine than you would be sitting around watching tv, believe me. You're more desirable because your body has a sexual kind of chemistry and it's physically more able to have great sex.

    And that too.
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    Oct 23, 2008 11:42 AM GMT
    Agreed: goals that are written down and BURN inside are what will drive you to complete your workouts, and keep you progressing and working around obstacles. Remember, obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal. Go and take a bit of time to ask yourself why you want to work out, why you want a better body, and then write down those reasons and pin them up in a place where they'll grab your attention everyday. Each day, before you go to sleep, and as soon as you wake up, visualise yourself actually having the body you want; it'll strengthen your resolve to achieve it.

    It's also a good idea to think about how you can organize yourself to achieve your nutritional needs, setting out a routine that allows you to fit in your workouts etc. into the rest of your life at least 90 percent of the time, and coming up with contingency measures that allow you to keep progressing everyday even when life does its best to get in the way. Persuade someone else to act as someone to be responsible to - i.e. if you don't turn up for a workout, or if you're not achieving your goals, they'll want to know why. Guilt often does wonders for progress. That's why teams often make individuals shine.
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    Oct 23, 2008 4:10 PM GMT
    Although you're struggling with getting started, it gets a lot easier. It's all about making it a habit. Once it's a habit, you don't even think about going, you just go. Also, if there's a group class that looks interesting- TAKE IT! You'll start to see the same people, and then you'll feel guilty if you don't go. And, by the time you've done all of these things, you won't want to quit going because you'll like seeing all of the results on yourself.