(Closed) Lacking Motivation

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Is there some sort of goal you can train for? Not sure what activities you like to do or how it would translate, but I like to run, so I find future races and set training goals for them. I try to follow a training plan to the T so I’m not skipping any workouts.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

ohh you need to go to Pinterest… what i did was i went on there and found some AWESOME posters/pics..i then cut them out and stuck them to the mirrors in my room so its thrown in my face.. every night 🙂

i also bought a bikini i would Never wear now.. and have that hanging off of my stand up mirror with a pic of a skinny girl wearing it… some days its hard.. i may skip a night of a full workout- but i walk a mile at lunch time everyday so that helps fill the void!

here are some of the posters i have on my mirrors :Skinnier means happierMotivation

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@shalynnmarie:  this.  pinterest is cruel though……all those motivational posters, RIGHT next to the pictures of cakes, cookies, pies, gloriously delicioius and beautiful sugary monsters that crawl into all the wrong places and make your pants strangle you….

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Oh, and I put up a “mean abs workout” calendar on my fridge next to a blank calendar where I can check off my abs workout and then fill in if I ate right and excercized that day (or rested, which is equally important for proper muscle development and weight loss—as long as it is not the majority of the time!)

One of those pictures from PP next to a calendar will really boost your motivation, I bet!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@honeybeelove:  YES it can be cruel!!! I try to stay away from the tasty things on there

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Get a Fitbit! They’re kind of price ($99, and I received mine as a gift), but it is SO motivating to be able to look down and see how many steps you’ve walked in a day or how many miles you’ve gone. It’s also got a cute little flower that grows the more you move. 

I’m a teacher and when I first got mine last year, I was doing laps around my classroom while the kids were working on something. I explained that I was trying to get more leaves on my flower, so they’d check on me every day and ask how many leaves I was up to!

My parents and sister each have one and we have a family competition to see who’s moving the most! There aren’t any prizes or punishments, but it sure did help everyone look awesome at my wedding last month.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Try to build your gym time into your day. Go straight from work, or right when you wake up. If you plan it into your schedule, and start thinking about it like an appointment, it makes it a lot harder to skip out! I go right after work. Before I leave in the morning I lay my workout clothes out on the bed so I see them as soon as I get home, that visual reminder is really helpful for me.

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