(Closed) HELP! Whats you’re motivation?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My motivation is to kick more ass.

I used to count calories / measure exercise by how much it was helping me lose weight / restrict how much I was eating and it was a total disaster.  Obviously not all people are prone to having serious issues with that approach like I did, but it’s not fun or interesting.

Can you find a sport that you like to play?  Sign up for a race?  I play pickup ultimate frisbee which is pretty casual, but every step in speed helps me get open more often and play better defense.  So now when I run, I’m trying to speed up that interval so I can catch the really fast girl who plays with us.  I started doing Insanity which is super intense and I’ve noticed a palpable change in my agility.

If I’m running or lifting weights, I tend to listen to very uptempo music.  I have a bunch of Hot Hot Heat songs, some cheesy pop like Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, Kesha, the most uptempo songs from my favorite classic rock artists.  It can be anything as long as it’s a go-go-go pace.

Eating healthy just follows from that.  After a hard workout, something nutritious just seems more appealing than a dessert.  But if I have a dessert, it’s not a disaster or anything.  It keeps it from being forbidden and blown out of propotion.

But seriously – the kick more ass motivation is fun and makes me push myself hard enough that I get a cardio high which then makes me want to push myself again so I get that rush again.

Post # 4
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7175 posts
Busy Beekeeper

If I sit around an wait for motivation to kick in, it won’t happen.  For me, I have to schedule it and/or plan it.  Like going to work, or doing anything else in my day – it has to be a planned part, or it doesn’t happen.

 

Post # 5
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1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Can you join a gym or attend classes?  I felt the same way for YEARS until I discovered Spinning (stationary cycling) at my gym.  It’s amazing..the first class I went to I barely made it through..had to stop mid-way. But now, I go 3-4 times a week and LOVE IT.  I’ve lost weight and toned my glutes, legs, abs & arms! I went from NEVER going to the gym to ALWAYS going and not feeling like ‘myself’ unless I go.  I strongly suggest you find a way you REALLY enjoy being active, and you’ll be looking forward to do it.

 

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