Gym motivation

  • new2225

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    Aug 21, 2013 7:30 AM GMT
    So I've always been off and on when it comes to making the gym a regular thing. What's some of the ways you guys stay consistent even with busy schedules?
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Aug 21, 2013 3:33 PM GMT
    Forcing your self to go everyday. Also the eyecandy. Having a guy to go with helps too.
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    Aug 21, 2013 3:35 PM GMT
    The gym is where I channel all my anger...I make sure I drenched in sweat and gasping for air before I leave the gym
  • Destinharbor

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    Aug 21, 2013 3:53 PM GMT
    It becomes a habit if you just do it every day. I think you do cross a line beyond which you really, actually need it. Dopamine effect. I go about 5:30pm every day and early on most Saturdays and Sundays before starting the day. That way during the week, I start the evening pumped and energized physically (and it delays any temptation to drink), and on weekends, I start the day pumped and energized and free to dive into a beer on the boat without guilt. Think of the gym as your energy source. And once you start getting results, you'll want to keep getting results. Takes about six months to start seeing it. (Plus I enjoy the eye candy of hot guys to watch.)
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    Aug 21, 2013 4:12 PM GMT
    new2225 saidSo I've always been off and on when it comes to making the gym a regular thing. What's some of the ways you guys stay consistent even with busy schedules?


    you want motivation? Here goes:

    If you don't go, you'll become fat and ugly and nobody will want to have sex with you.

    How's that? ;o)
  • cowboyathlete

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    Aug 21, 2013 4:13 PM GMT
    I basically make it part of my schedule, many other things become secondary.
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    Aug 21, 2013 4:17 PM GMT
    Paulie73 said
    new2225 saidSo I've always been off and on when it comes to making the gym a regular thing. What's some of the ways you guys stay consistent even with busy schedules?


    you want motivation? Here goes:

    If you don't go, you'll become fat and ugly and nobody will want to have sex with you.

    How's that? ;o)

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    Aug 21, 2013 4:31 PM GMT
    Make it something you WANT to do, not something you HAVE to do. Simple as that.
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    Aug 21, 2013 4:36 PM GMT
    new2225 saidSo I've always been off and on when it comes to making the gym a regular thing. What's some of the ways you guys stay consistent even with busy schedules?



    Do you brush your teeth everyday? No difference. You don't need a gym to exercise.
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    Aug 21, 2013 4:40 PM GMT
    new2225 saidSo I've always been off and on when it comes to making the gym a regular thing. What's some of the ways you guys stay consistent even with busy schedules?


    Money. I'm paying a trainer. I better get my money's worth, so I go. Every. Single. Day.
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    Aug 21, 2013 6:03 PM GMT
    Go at the same time of day on your workout days, you'll get into a routine and will get your motivation level stable.
  • ai82

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    Aug 21, 2013 8:51 PM GMT
    I think a key is also knowing you don't always have to go the gym. I have a few weights at home so when I don't want to go the gym i do push ups, pull ups, squats etc.
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    Aug 21, 2013 9:01 PM GMT
    Planning an athletic vacation really helps to keep me disciplined. So if a I know that 6 weeks from now I'm going to be taking a trip that includes daily mountain hiking, portaging, snorkelling/diving, biking, backpacking, or whatever, its a lot easier to keep focus. I know other people who plan activities where they make an "appearance," like high school reunions, cruises and beach vacations. To me that's a flaky way to be motivated, but if it works, do it. But there's no substitute for developing an exercise "habit" and learning to love it.
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    Aug 21, 2013 9:01 PM GMT
    blkapollo saidGo at the same time of day on your workout days, you'll get into a routine and will get your motivation level stable.
    Agreed!
  • The_Guruburu

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    Aug 21, 2013 9:09 PM GMT
    Look at pictures of hot men with bodies that you want to attain. That gets me motivated.icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 21, 2013 9:57 PM GMT
    ThatSwimmerGuy saidForcing yourself to go everyday. Also the eye candy. Having a guy to go with helps too.

    The underlined is what's always worked best for me. If a buddy is expecting me at a certain time then I'll always be there.

    Doesn't work for some gays, who will blow off any commitments, whether for a date, for dinner, whatever. But if you're like me, knowing another guy is expecting me is the best motivation. If I'm just going for myself then I may rationalize all kinds of excuses, and let it slide. But if somebody else expects me then it becomes much more binding & mandatory.
  • popobtc

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    Aug 21, 2013 11:16 PM GMT
    Eye Candy!
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    Aug 21, 2013 11:22 PM GMT
    something about the guys at the gym puts me in a better mental state for the rest of the day. I haven't met all my goals yet but when i get sick of the gym, or homework outs i look for a random class like kite surfing to supplement the routine of going to the gym. Also just makes working out more fun.
  • Webster666

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    Aug 22, 2013 3:10 AM GMT
    No matter how busy you are, if you want to go to the gym, you'll get there.
    --You've gotta set a schedule and stick to it. It has to be part of your routine.
    --You've got to want it (the body) badly enough to do the work.
    --You've got to enjoy working out, or you won't do it.
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    Aug 22, 2013 3:17 AM GMT
    new2225 saidSo I've always been off and on when it comes to making the gym a regular thing. What's some of the ways you guys stay consistent even with busy schedules?


    Right now i just look at my fat gut and unimpressive, at least in my opinion, ass. That normally gets me to work out.
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    Aug 22, 2013 3:19 AM GMT
    ThatSwimmerGuy saidForcing your self to go everyday. Also the eyecandy. Having a guy to go with helps too.


    Oh yes nothing better than having a sexy boyfriend to go with as motivation.
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    Aug 22, 2013 3:22 AM GMT
    Paulie73 said
    new2225 saidSo I've always been off and on when it comes to making the gym a regular thing. What's some of the ways you guys stay consistent even with busy schedules?


    you want motivation? Here goes:

    If you don't go, you'll become fat and ugly and nobody will want to have sex with you.

    How's that? ;o)


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    Aug 22, 2013 3:23 AM GMT
    popobtc saidEye Candy!


    THIS!!
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    Aug 22, 2013 3:32 AM GMT
    I go everyday, mainly to relieve daily stressors and ...eye candy. icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 22, 2013 3:33 AM GMT
    The screen saver on my computer is a slideshow of really hot guys.. It usually motivates me to get my ass to the gym when it pops up. haha