How do inspire yourself to get active?

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    Mar 22, 2015 3:51 PM GMT
    Interested to know what things get you out of bed or off the couch to get active?

    Would be great to have a collective source of inspiration.
  • Rhi_Bran

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    Mar 22, 2015 7:23 PM GMT
    At this point after working out regularly for five years, the feeling of lethargy is enough to get me up. I can't bear to sit still for too long.

    Otherwise, knowing that I'm avoiding loads of easily preventable diseases down the road is a huge perk. Not to mention exercise helps keep inflammation from my autoimmune problems in check.
  • DJEsco_

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    Mar 22, 2015 10:03 PM GMT
    Ive been lifting for over a year consistently. I get a sort of withdrawl from not hitting the gym after 3 days. I wake up and all I can think about is hitting weights.

  • Mar 22, 2015 10:21 PM GMT
    It's like the only space where you can be still be male

    Unless your man's a bull
  • davfit

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    Mar 22, 2015 11:08 PM GMT
    lifting since I was 14 .nothing better than liking what you see in the mirror..Your body will fail you badly if you don't..I've seen way to any people let themselves go ..its sad
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    Mar 22, 2015 11:53 PM GMT
    You remind yourself to follow the routine; strike out anything that conflicts with your workout.

    Having a workout buddy is a nice idea too.
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    Mar 23, 2015 1:33 AM GMT
    I look at better looking ppl than me until I get grossed out by myself xD that gets me to have an attitude to change ahah in all honesty when it comes to run at my local park I don't need motivation, feels good to let some energy out,takes away the stress, for weight well...its harder for me to enjoy it
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    Mar 23, 2015 1:57 AM GMT
    Whenever I get an invoice in the mail, that always inspires me to work harder, so I may pay off my debts. What else is there? Answer: nothing.
  • YBNB

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    Mar 23, 2015 2:33 AM GMT
    Ive only been working out got a few months. But what keeps me.motivated is if I pay 30 dollars for a month then I'm damn sure going.
  • riverrunner

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    Mar 23, 2015 3:10 AM GMT
    Developing good habits. As a runner I have been running every Saturday throughout the winter even when the temp is below zero. There are 2 reasons.

    1. I get to.
    2. I make myself responsible to the group. The helps me get out of bed at 6 am. On the 2 days I stayed home, I felt like carp the rest of the day.

    Get your body there and your mind will follow!
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    Mar 23, 2015 3:31 AM GMT
    Mrbee84 saidHow do inspire yourself to get active?
    By being formerly fat (80 lbs heavier a few years ago).

    And being active is just fucking fun...way funner than sitting around on the Xbox or forums.
  • Destinharbor

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    Mar 23, 2015 3:38 AM GMT
    I weigh myself every morning first thing after peeing and before drinking anything. If I'm not where I want to be, I'm motivated to eat right and get to the gym. If I'm on target, I'm motivated to make progress and eat right and get to the gym.
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    Mar 23, 2015 4:41 AM GMT
    I thought the prospect of attracting fitter guys was motivational enough, but in this fitness oriented forum it's a heresy to admit that.
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    Mar 23, 2015 5:07 AM GMT
    I wish I had something more inspirational to contribute, but when I'm the most buff, it usually means that I'm exercising an avoidance mechanism toward something that I should be doing while sitting at my desk. Tax accounting. Writing a big project report that the customer is not going to be pleased with. Government paperwork. Marketing.

    So yeah, when I'm the most fuckable, I'm broke. You'll have to buy the drinks. icon_redface.gif
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    Mar 23, 2015 6:09 AM GMT
    i sit behind a pc all day, so i need to get the blood flowing somehow. plus my work clothes have been getting a bit tight lately, so that's a bit more extra motivation to move
  • Zigs_01

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    Mar 23, 2015 7:41 AM GMT
    I hated being skinny.
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    Mar 24, 2015 6:07 AM GMT
    I wouldn't say I inspire myself to stay. It's just a part of my lifestyle. I simply find things to do because I can and because I feel if don't, I'll be missing out.
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    Mar 24, 2015 4:34 PM GMT
    I watch porn or look at pictures of porn models with hot bodies before I workout.
  • rceddpc

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    Apr 04, 2015 4:41 PM GMT
    I honestly think that vanity and wanting to look better was the initial reason for beginning at the gym, but now it's sort of become a challenge for my self-discipline. I always think of ways to improve my workout, how much I can accomplish in a certain time span; things like that. I think at this point, I'm too far in to just stop going altogether. I have to prove to myself that I can maintain this life-style. Plus, my quality of life has definitely improved because of it icon_smile.gif
  • mousebrat

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    Apr 04, 2015 6:34 PM GMT
    I actively build a board of "pins" on Pinterest of guys I find hot and sexually attractive and refer back to that board several times a day when I need to be inspired.

    Paying for a gym membership also keeps me motivated. It means I have to get off the couch to go, and I kind of have to go if I'm going to pay $100 for it.

    I stuck with it for a month and I'm back at that point where I enjoy it again. And in a few more month I'll actually have built up a dependence of sorts on the endorphins released when I workout. That's my favorite part. You turn into a bit of a health junkie. Lol

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    Apr 04, 2015 11:44 PM GMT
    Not being fat and disgusting should be inspiration enough, no?
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    Apr 05, 2015 3:52 PM GMT
    Scheduling workouts. Treat them like appointments, and keep in mind I'm working towards a goal on days where my excitement level to get up at 5am is low.

    Tracking progress. Measurable progress reveals the effectiveness of a program. Also shows effort was worthwhile, and meeting goals (and positive changes towards) improve confidence.

    Friendly, and not-so-friendly, competition with self and others. Outperforming myself in repeated programs or workouts within a program, and on periodic strength and fitness tests like the 3RM and WWII. Competition with others can be with a workout partner, or found virtually with a group working through popular programs and/or fitness methods.
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    Apr 05, 2015 7:20 PM GMT
    I've started my attempt to lose back in my junior year of high school when my doctor informed I was overweight (or obese as I recall, actually), but only for my height (though I recall she also stated that my height was what added to the weight). Combining that with my cousin occassionally mocking me for my eating habits (though I'm partially certain she was joking), I wanted to make a change, so I started walking home from school instead of taking the bus and dancing more (as outlandish as it sounds, Just Dance for the Wii somehow helped me lose 60+ lbs. when you change your diet). From there, into my senior year I was at 220 lbs.

    As of now I'm at 249 lbs. but I did grow taller and possibly acquired muscle. I also exercise to at least appear as attractive, gain superhuman strength...and the booty (because everyone likes the booty? icon_confused.gif).

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    Apr 06, 2015 6:34 AM GMT
    I look at pictures of guys I find incredibly attractive, and tell myself that if I get in really good shape, I'll increase the odds of them finding me attractive as well.
  • Svnw688

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    Apr 06, 2015 11:32 PM GMT
    I rub my hand under my neck, imagine what 'turkey neck' feels like, and get moving. Seriously.