How to get back on track and motivated?

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

@FutureMrsM87:  I stay motived with my exercise calendar.  I black out every date I work on a yearly calendar, so I can always see how I’m doing!  I’m intrinsically motivated to fill up my calendar, which keeps me going.  Plus working out with my husband.  Accountability is a good thing!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I got back on the mfp horse, and I also keep a log of workouts. 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@FutureMrsM87:  The first day is always the hardest and the shittest. You just have to literally force yourself and then it starts to become, “well, I did it yesterday, so I can today too.” Right now all you have is, “well, I didn’t do it yesterday, so why bother today!”

You can do it. It’s just taking that awful first step.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@abettinger I would reccomend trying something new or playing in a sport league. I never view soccer as a workout ( even though it is!) because I love playing it and I look forward to it ( as opposed to being meh about running/gym)

 

I started ballet last year in my slump and it motivated me to go to yoga more, lift, stretch..ect because I wanted to improve

 

You sound like you were plenty athletic before so you will bounce back easily! 

 

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MrsPanda99:  This. It’s not about motivation or feeling driven to do it. Just do it. It will suck.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@Spideykiss:  Exactly. For me, I force myself everyday. I never wake up and say, yay, I can go sweat and feel terrible for an hour now! But I know I have to do it, so I just do. It’s best not to think about these things, lol. If I sit around waiting to feel inspired or actually motivated, I will be sitting for a looooooong time.

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