Staying motivated

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    Nov 14, 2007 1:32 PM GMT
    Hi guys i want to join a gym as i had a back injury at work several years ago and am really out of shape.My problem is getting motivated and staying motivated do any of you have any advice on the problem of motivation.
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    Nov 14, 2007 9:01 PM GMT
    One foot in front of the other.

    If you have problems staying motivated take a day off from the gym, and go ride the city bus instead.

    While you're at it, stop at a buffet. Look at the fat folks and how disgusting they are.

    Do you WANT to be like those people?

    Then, go back to the gym.
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    Nov 15, 2007 3:03 AM GMT
    Motivation is a strong factor, but can also be very easy to obtain. I just recently started going to the gym to do some working out for the first time in my 41 years. Beforehand, I never felt motivated, I never bothered to do anything. I didn't really care very much at all. Lately, though, I had an incredible wake-up call. My whole life changed significantly, forever. Now, I feel motivated to go to the gym, and, even though I've only been going there for about 6 months, I feel stronger than I ever had; and believe me, I gotta long way to go, too. But I'm also thoroughly enjoying it too. I actually LIKE going to the gym, as it turns out.

    There are probably some times you're not going to want or like going there, believe me, but go there anyway. That's very important to me. You're a relative beginner, too. I strongly encourage you to talk to a trainer and have him to go through some of the basic ropes with you. I'm sure he'll be glad to show you around for an hour. And rember my motto, along with Nike....

    JUST DO IT!

    Good luck and if there's anything else I can help you with, let me know. icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 15, 2007 3:41 AM GMT
    Well, it's hard to know how far you have to go without a picture uploaded to your profile, but there are several good methods i could recommend for keeping motivated.

    The first, pic an ideal body that you want to look like. If you can, put up a poster of that person in your room or your home gym if you have one and print a small version of that body and slip it into your wallet. let it be a constant reminder of your body goals. Me, i chose Goku, the golden haired warrior. You can see him in the upper right corner of most of my pics. I bought that poster five years ago when i first started working out and it has motivated me a lot.

    Another method is to buy a shirt, something sexy that you'd like to wear, but can't...hang it in your closet so that you can catch a glimpse of it everyday through this process and soon you'll be wearing it.

    Or, think of all the dick you haven't gotten on account of your weight or will get when you surpass your goals, that works for me...when i got one rep left and it won't budge....I think about that coveted Adonis at the club every man there wants, but few can get. Perhaps, if i get hot enough, he'll even approach me and i can tell him to bugger off, LOL.

    You could also, after each workout, treat yourself to a movie, a desired purchase, or even a naugthy nosh like a twinky or something, just don't over do it, lol.

    Well, that's all i got for now. You'd be wise to remember. Noone on this site, all these gorgeous guys you are hotlisting, woke up one morning looking that way. Each and every one had to set goals and stick to them.Each had to WORK HARD for those bodies. You'll have to earn your stripes that way too.
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    Nov 21, 2007 8:52 AM GMT
    :-)

    It pays to be hot
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    Nov 21, 2007 11:52 AM GMT
    pekoshin, are your pics before you became out of shape or of now? because you look pretty hot to me.