Post # 1
I need some help getting motivated and back on the fitness wagon. I’m a pretty active person, I’m a rock climber and the summer months always kill me. It’s too hot to climb this time of the year and I find myself slacking – big time. I also have decided to train for a 5k, and my motivation has dwindled for that too – even though the race is in mid-august, it’s just TOO hot to run in the evenings (I’m in Utah).
My workout schedule used to be;
-Lifting weights Tues/Thurs + 1 weekend day.
-Climbing 2-3 times a week @ the gym
-Running 3 times a week (days may vary depending on the weather)
I need, need to get back on track. I just can’t seem to get motivated. Even when I try to put a plan together, I can’t even get motivated to finish the plan!
So ladies – I need to know what you do to keep motivated!
Post # 3
@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
I got back on the mfp horse, and I also keep a log of workouts. 🙂
Post # 5
@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
@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
@MrsPanda99: This. It’s not about motivation or feeling driven to do it. Just do it. It will suck.
Post # 8
@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.