What inspires you to get fit?

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

How my body feels. I like feeling strong and healthy and capable of activities like really difficult hikes. When I do not watch my diet and miss exercising – I feel like crap all too fast!

Post # 4
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896 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

usually pictures motivate me to get fit.  I do not want to feel/look fat or see a double chin or any of those things.  I am not very good at the whole working out thing, but counting calories always works for me. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I like setting goals. I’m not a runner, more of a swimmer/hiker person. So I decided to sign up for a 5k back in March. I ran that, took the summer off (horay florida humidity and heat) and now I’m training for a 10k so that is my current motivation! Eventually I’m thinking a half marathon and maybe some triathalons.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Cynderbug:  Like many other women, I find the odd picture of someone with smokin’ bod can be motivating. But I find that motivation fleeting. And I find too much emphasis on that promotes self-hate, which is really conter-productive. So, I find focusing on health, and how I feel (eg energized, stronger, powerful etc), are much more helpful than weight and physical appearance. My father passed away of a heart attack 6 years ago, so maintaining my health for myself, my FI and our future family is also a huge motivator. Every now and then when I’m on a hike or something like that, I just think, I want to still be able to do this in 20,30,40 years. Not only do I want to live a long life, but I also want that long life to be functional!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

I am a huge advocate of doing something you love. Makes it so much better to keep a healthy habit if its enjoyable.

I am a rock climber. I’ve had health problems, and for the past 6 months I haven’t gone. I went today for the first time. And it kicked. my. ass. My strength and indurance were even worse that I had expected. Worse than it has been in years. Sigh. But I know if I keep it up I will slowly get stronger again. Thanks for sharing!

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Before and after pics! The scale is awful And sometimes the mirror lies too… Side by side pics of yourself are pretty accurate though!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I set small goals that I want to achieve. Like do 7 ‘big girl’ push ups. Then 10, then 15, etc. And when I start achieving that I also start looking better and that keeps me motivated to KEEP GOING.

I am no fan of the scale but last time I started doing P90X, I actually did make it a point to weigh myself everyday. Reason being that it was my 1st time doing P90X and I didn’t know if it will work or if I am doing it well enough etc. I wanted to create a baseline. Then came a time after 6 or 7 weeks that I stalled and I was at a certain weight for 2 weeks straight. Then I realized I need to make some changes because my work out may have stagnated and my results weren’t coming quickly. That sort of thing.

 

Post # 10
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Newbee

I also set small goals for myself to continue to strive to where I want my body to be.  Hitting smalls goals makes me feel better about myself that I was able to accomplish something.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My doctor finnally got to me.  He explained how many problems I was having due to my weight, and how much weight loss would help with those.  I am feeling so much better already, and I’m only 40% to my goal. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I am motivated by my pants that are all too tight, so I either go around with huge muffin tops or wear stretch pants. I will fit back into my pants!

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