(Closed) How do you get your groove back??

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

When you find the secret, let me know.

My issue is I usually jump in head first and work out HARD 4-5 times a week. Then my body breaks down because its not used to any exercise, I get sick, and I quit working out again.

I think I need to start slow. Ive been taking my puppies for walks and doing JM 30DS 2-4 times a week.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

You should sign up for a 5k. Once you pay that registration fee you might have some motivation….of course I did this and I haven’t ran in over a month Embarassed Starting again on Monday!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@WillyNilly:  I would claim to be motivated if it happened more than once every 4-6 months 😉

Wine always sounds better to me than working out. Maybe that is part of my problem. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@MrsFeatherbottom:  Yup. 

Or just go. I feel guilty if I don’t work out, that’s my motivation. I have zero motivation, I just make myself do it and then when I’m there I realize that it’s just an hour out of my life. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oh! What about doing something in teams or with a trainer or something? I do crossfit and I know that my trainers will give me shit for not showing up, especially for weeks at a time. Everyone’s name is up on the board every day that they work out so it’s pretty obvious if you were not there. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@Ms. Martian:  This. JUST GO. Force yourself to go and eventually it’ll become a habit.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Try on a thong bikini and take photos from behind.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

The key is to not think.  Just do.  Tell yourself “I’m going to get up to go for a run before work” or “I’m going to run as soon as I get home from work” and get up and just DO IT. Don’t take no for an answer.  Get it over with because you have to.  Everything else can wait until you’re done. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

@MissTatas:  I do the same thing! I workout and run until I can’t do it anymore and then I’m so sore I don’t want to do it again lol

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

After our wedding, I lost all motivation for about 4 months. Then we joined a gym and I was determined to find something that would motivate me and hold me accountable. I fell in love with group exercise classes–I died the first couple of times in the hardest ones but I made so many friends and that kept me coming back.

It’s also motivating for me to work out with other people, because even when I struggle I think to myself, if these people can all do this, so can I. I go in the mornings, which I know isn’t for everyone, but it’s been a great change for me because it’s so easy for me to fit it into my day. I do a class m-F 6:00-7:00 AM. It’s great because when I’m exhausted after work, I can just go home and relax. The hardest part is just getting out of bed. I’ve found changing up my routine and mixing things up can help with a workout rut. If you can make it a new part of your routine it is harder to skip, too.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Being consistent is incredibly difficult.

I use to set small calendar goals. I work out 6 days/week and I’d say to myself, “make it to ____ holiday” or “make it til you meet up with this group of friends you haven’t seen in 10 years…” I did that for probably 5-6 months and never missed a day. And now? I can’t tell you the last time I set a goal because working out 6 days/week has become the norm and unless it’s Thursday (my day off) I get up and I get moving. It’s not easy and there are days I lay on the floor in my running clothes and it takes everything I have to get out there, but once I’m doing it I’m happy and nothing beats the feeling of completing an incredibly tough work out.

It helps to remind yourself of how you feel after and how quickly the time goes by.

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