(Closed) How do you stay motivated, being back into a discipline of fitness

posted 4 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
8862 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i thought of cancelling my gym membership for the summer,  (i’m at the Y and they do month to month) because i want to enjoy the outdoors more.

go for a walk, run, cycling.  use a park bench to do pushups or lunges off of. use the monkey bars to build upper body strength.  be creative and enjoy the warm weather.

Post # 3
547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m not sure how old your kid is but lots of people run with those jogging strollers. Or you can use your kid as a weight and pick them up and down and lift them with your legs like you’re playing at home. Or if your kid is a bit older go to the park and play chase or go swimming! Run up and down your stairs at home 🙂

Post # 4
2743 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

My motivation:

1. My daughter I want her to see a mom who is healthy and takes care of herself.

2. My husband I want him to have a wife he’s proud of.

3. My disease* I know at 20 years past diagnosis 90% of patients with what I have are disabled. I dont want to look back and wish I would have done something. I also use my exercise to encourage others to live a better healthier life, and raise funds for a cure.

 *I am 8 years past discovery of double possible triple autoimmune arthritis and still running and doing triathlons. I was told no qualifying for boston so now I use my running to raise money to get a charity bib. I’m also considering a paralympic ironman relay team to do kona again while fundraising and raising awareness. I often feel like a ticking time bomb. I never asked for this so I intend to live my life to the fullest with no regrets and take care of what I do have for a better tomorrow. That mentality actually slowed my disease.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by  dewingedpixie.
Post # 5
5001 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

That’s hard if you don’t have a gym, but I would just make it part of your routine that you have to do. If you can make it at the same time every day, that will help. Also, figure it out the day before- I always decide what and when my workout will be by the time I go to bed, so I can plan my day accordingly. 

Post # 8
14657 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ugh, I’m struggling with the same.  I had some unrealistic expectation that I should start seeing results immediately, and after 6 weeks, I see no change.  My only motivation is that I NEED to see results and know I need to keep going to do so.  The 10 lbs slowly crept up on my over 2-3 years, I dont know how I thought a month and a half was going to shed it.  Would I rather sit on the couch and relax? Yes!  Would I rather start prepping dinner?  Yesssss!  Or clean or shower or anything?  Yup.  But do I want to continue down this slippery slope of weight gain?  No, and that’s all it takes to get me out there.

Post # 9
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Try nike training app.

Post # 10
547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Allyg:  Hah yeah I’m in central Texas…so I feel you with the ridiculous heat. Summer means makeup starts sweating off my face at 9am!

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