Need help to start real motivated workout.

  • DHarrison

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    Apr 19, 2007 4:11 AM GMT
    I know I need to workout, but for some reason I find it easy to make excuses. I'm hungry, I'm tired, I just wanna blah blah blah.

    I have a membership and I will go like once every 2 weeks, but I need to start an intense cardio program otherwise my health is going to be a huge issue soon, it is starting to a little bit already.

    What gets everyone up and into the gym with no questions??? Anyone start out where I am and have a real great life changing story?

    These would be so helpful. I really like going to the gym, but when I decide to I make a lot of excuses and end up not. Help if you can, thanks.
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    Apr 19, 2007 4:52 AM GMT
    It takes about 3 weeks to form a habit. If you don't make working out a part of your normal routine, it will be easy to remain unmotivated and to find excuses. Force yourself to go to the gym everyday/ every weekday for three weeks - mark a calendar, do whatever it takes during those first three weeks. After that, it should be easier to do.

    Main thing is that you have to learn to commit to something new if you're gonna make it into a rountine.
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    Apr 19, 2007 5:18 AM GMT
    Cy find a wokout partner- u can motivate each other- measure ur progess by body fat % not what the scales says. Muscle weighs more than fat. My best bud lost 125 pounds from 2 years ago-he tells everyone I motivated him to go. We started 3-4 times a week and when he was ready 5-6 one day off. You will feel better less tired, sleep better- be able to eat more and your sex life will improve- That is motivation enough!! Only downside u will need new pants--Good luck!
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    Apr 19, 2007 7:17 AM GMT
    First, stop with the bullshit excuses. Just get up and go.

    Second, once working out becomes integrated with your lifestyle, it'll be automatic. I'm in my 31'st year of lifting. It's like brushing your teeth, or taking a shower; not about needing to be motivated.

    Third, be patient: it takes years to get fat, and ugly, and will take time to improve the quality of your life.

    Fourth, realize it's a change that's worth making. Take control of your life in this area, and likely other areas will follow. Self-discipline is a good trait. Being fit, and feeling good is good for you and people will respond to you in a more positive way (it's only natural, and instinctive). You'll be more confident, feel better, avail yourself of more opporutunity.

    Fifth, understand that you are an adult, and you need to take charge of yourself.

    Just go do it, and it'll become habit.

    You're making it to big of a deal. You're almost certainly being to self-centered when you think about it. Do it for yourself, today.
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    Apr 19, 2007 7:18 AM GMT
    Once you mature and stop make excuses about this part of your life, likely, lots of other parts of your life will be improved by the enhanced modality.
  • DHarrison

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    Apr 19, 2007 10:07 PM GMT
    wow what a great thing to say chucky.

    1st i know i'm fat, thanks for the reminder

    2nd i know i ain't ugly cuz i get hit on all the time

    3rd you comments sure ain't no pick me up.

    4th thank you others that commented are weren't such dick heads.
  • GQjock

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    Apr 19, 2007 11:27 PM GMT
    LOL...No one's saying you're not sexually attractive, but you're wanting to go to the gym for some reason right?
    So whatever reason that is...focus on that
    If it's to get rid of a goiter it doesn't matter...set a short term goal
    ...I'm gonna get to the gym 3 times this week and stick to it
    ...if your Vietnamese adopted sister gets married go before the ceremony
    ...and if the hot twinky Russian boy toy you've been cammin' with finally scraped enough rubles together for a hot week end go before his flight gets in
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    Apr 20, 2007 1:29 AM GMT
    Having a gym partner is a great motivator.
    But what Chucky said (apart from the harsh realities he's heaping on)is true to.

    I find that sometimes, when I really want to make an excuse not to go, I just say to myself "I'm going" and do it.

    Once you hit the gym, you will find that you will do your workout with no problems. Just dragging yourself there is the source of your lack of motivation.
  • DHarrison

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    Apr 20, 2007 1:38 AM GMT
    I went today and I feel great. The energy and happy feelings just pour out :D. Tomorrow I'm going to wake up and get myself in.
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    Nov 09, 2007 3:32 AM GMT
    Hey what it is?!! Well Hope that your trips to the gym are getting more frequent! I've started going now on a weekly basis, I've also started watching what I eat. I havent touched soda in 2 weeks wich I think is really good as far as I'm concerned! When I started to FINALLY go to the gym regularly, I went to the doctor and my weight was 229, and my blood pressure was 149/110... I'm not sure if you know but those numbers are horrible! as of monday Im weighing 218, and my B.P. is 138/88. alot better. Im still chunky (I've just started workin out) sometimes I feel like I could skip a day, but really I like going to the gym, it feels really good to work out. and as shameful as this might be, it's great to check out the hot guys that are workin out too! It's just all that more motivating for me to keep working out. Hope your doing good!
  • Alan95823

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    Nov 09, 2007 4:01 AM GMT
    Cypher, I work full-time and am in a very accelerated college degree program, so exercising takes some creative scheduling sometimes.

    There have been a couple of days where all I could fit in was 150 crunches, 2 10-minute blocks of time with the jumprope, and half an hour on the mini-trampoline alternating between walking, running, and jumping. But, it's better than sitting on the couch eating bonbons.

    Do something every day, even if it's small, you'll feel better about it. Plan meals ahead, too, so you're not scrambling for something to eat at the last minute. Those are usually the times when I've made the worst food choices, when I've had no plan and am hungry enough to bite a cow.

    Track your progress on a wall calendar, too. Use the tape measure more than the scale, because it's a better assessment of how you're doing.

    So far, my progress is slower than I'd like, but at least it's all going in the right direction. If I can do it, so can you icon_smile.gif