motivation, advice, on sticking with workout plan

  • thatdudechris

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    May 11, 2014 1:02 AM GMT
    Hey folks so i'm excited to start my workout plan this Monday! I had posted about my goal a few days ago. You can see the thread here (http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3808155/)

    Im excited to start this because I want to see a body transformation. I even took a before pic haha.

    What advice or motivation did you guys use to help you achieve your goal? Was it revenge / jealousy from losing to a hotter guy? Or just not being happy with the way you look? Trying to impress someone else? Or just doing it to show you can do it? Or was it some other option. I really don't want to fail lol. I know most people do.

    BTW, have you guys heard of Lee Labrada? I got his entire fitness plan and meals (with recipes from bodybuilding.com) I think this was a good plan to choose.
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    May 11, 2014 1:06 AM GMT
    Do it for YOURSELF and because it makes You feel good.

    The revenge/hotter Guy plan WILL fail.

    Stick with it no matter what.

    Even the worst mood can be completely changed in about 20 minutes with some weights and determination.

    Good luck and keep Us posted!!!

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    May 11, 2014 1:10 AM GMT
    Cash saidDo it for YOURSELF and because it makes You feel good.

    The revenge/hotter Guy plan WILL fail.

    Stick with it no matter what.

    Even the worst mood can be completely changed in about 20 minutes with some weights and determination.

    Good luck and keep Us posted!!!

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    +100 Using negatives like revenge and jealously to keep you motivated is never going to work in the long-term.
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    May 11, 2014 1:11 AM GMT
    The best thing I've ever done for myself was to go to the gym with no expectations. I used to be like this: I HAVE to work out because I'm going on a TRIP. I HAVE to work out because I want to LOOK GOOD. Now, because I just go and have fun, I have no pressure to go, and because I feel no pressure to go, I keep going back. I just go there, have fun, and the muscles just happen.
  • thatdudechris

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    May 11, 2014 1:15 AM GMT
    Oh great! Good to know! So here is what I was going to do to make sure I succeed. I was going to announce it on my facebook and twitter page and let everyone know. This way I cant fail because i'd be to embarrassed if everyone had high hopes and I didn't deliver on my promise. Im not however posting a before pic on there haha. To scrawny, with a growing stomach gut haha.

    I'm viewing this as a self discipline teaching goal. Basically im looking at it in a college way. If I can complete 16 week courses, I can complete a 12 week training program right? Plus, I like getting the recognition and praise when I accomplish something big. It makes me feel good.
  • thatdudechris

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    May 11, 2014 1:16 AM GMT
    icefan saidThe best thing I've ever done for myself was to go to the gym with no expectations. I used to be like this: I HAVE to work out because I'm going on a TRIP. I HAVE to work out because I want to LOOK GOOD. Now, because I just go and have fun, I have no pressure to go, and because I feel no pressure to go, I keep going back. I just go there, have fun, and the muscles just happen.


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  • buddycat

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    May 12, 2014 5:31 AM GMT
    th3ro said
    Cash saidDo it for YOURSELF and because it makes You feel good.

    The revenge/hotter Guy plan WILL fail.

    Stick with it no matter what.

    Even the worst mood can be completely changed in about 20 minutes with some weights and determination.

    Good luck and keep Us posted!!!

    icon_cool.gificon_cool.gificon_cool.gif


    +100 Using negatives like revenge and jealously to keep you motivated is never going to work in the long-term.


    It doesn't have to work in the long term. Once you see results and get into the habit, doesn't matter about your initial motivation. It is just a matter of getting into the habit and doing it no matter what I think.
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    May 14, 2014 5:55 PM GMT
    Kudos on starting and I wish you the best! Post your progress on a thread and your before pics in your profile! That way Rj'er can keep you in check and give your motivation as you progress.

    Which of Labrada's program are you following? Is it on the web, or a paid program that you have downloaded? If you have not gone to gym before, I would encourage you to set your goal to "just going to the gym regularly (may be 3 times a week)" for your first month. You may or may not be able to stick to the program to the tee, so build it up over time rather than trying to do everything the program prescribe. It is a long term battle. You don't want to be burn out after 4 weeks and dread going back to the gym.

    I would be open to chatting with you, and keeping an eye on you once in a while!
    My body is not perfect and I am sorta skinny fat too. Lets be each other's motivator!