posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 5
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@DCSquared:  You can do it!  

Honestly, for me, if I waited around for motivation it would never happen.  The thing that works best for me is to schedule it into my day and then follow-through with the schedule.  Not sexy, by any means, but it gets the job done.  Do what you can to get yourself to whatever workout and the motivation seems to come later (from seeing progress, etc.). 

Post # 7
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would MUCH rather pin then workout any day!! Lol

Now that the wedding is t-4months I have made a commitment to workout at least 5days a week (I normally workout 3-4 times a week) my key to success is going right from work to the gym, if I go home I will never leave. My gym is 10 minutes from my job so if I have something after work I go on my lunch break…I figure 30 min is better than nothin! 

Good luck! You can do this!

Post # 8
2603 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Buy some new tunes. Helps me gear up for a walk/run!

Post # 10
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Lol “I’d rather pin than workout!”

I hear you.  The only thing that worked for me was hiring a PT whom I see 3 times a week.  I’ve proven to myself over and over again that I simply will not work out on my own.  This has helped and been really awesome (I love her!) and she really makes me work!

I used to play hockey 1-2 times a week but since I got hurt last year, (broken ankle) I no longer play.  If you can find a team sport you love, I’d highly recommend it because I never had a hard time getting on the ice.  πŸ™‚

Post # 11
2580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I can totally relate! I was so motivated before the wedding, but after it felt so nice to be able to relax…now I feel so gross and lazy and want to get my butt in gear!

We’re going to join a gym on Saturday and Darling Husband and I are trying to be each others’ motivators and go at the same time. I picked all the classes I want to go to–some in the morning and some in the evening–and I want to make a schedule for the week so that I’ll stick to it. I’m definitely a schedule kind of person, though.

I think I’ll pack up a bag the night before and either sleep in my gym clothes or change right after work…I need to do make it as easy as possible on myself so I have no excuses not to go :p

Post # 12
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@DCSquared:  This is me exactly! I really have to talk myself into working out most days! I decided to try and find a workout buddy (which is not working to well ha). That way I’ve got someone else to make me accountable and motivated. I also joined a class. That way I feel I have to attend or I’ve wasted my money. Maybe you could try one of those?

Post # 13
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I second Juliepants suggestion of a trainer. Especially if you have problems telling yourself to get to the gym! I was the exact same way. At the beginning of the year, I picked up a PT and meet with him 2-3 times per week. He’s helped me a lot – teaching me how to use all the gym equipment so that I can get a workout in on my own time and also keeping up my motivation.

He tells me I look smaller every day πŸ™‚ Nothin like some outside motivation to get your butt in gear!!

Post # 15
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Do you have any friends that you can work out with?  Then you keep each other accountable. Or how about finding a work out that you enjoy (if those really exist)? Like for me I like playing tennis. But when there’s no one else to play with, it’s tough to get my butt off the couch and down to the gym.

My fiance is a bit of a health nut, but he only ever nudges me to work out when I ask him to. His strategic line is always, “We’re vowing to live a long life together. Let’s make it a long and healthy life!”

I somtimes focus more on something that I’m going to do after the gym to get me through my workouts. It usually invovles eating. πŸ™‚

Post # 16
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Join classes!  Seriously, I joined a gym recently based 98% on what the class schedule looked like. I went from 15 minute a day workouts at home (that weren’t working) to 45 mintues to an hour a day, 6 days a week, in classes, focusing and working hard.

I take boxing bootcamp twice a week, kickboxing once a week, yoga either once or twice a week, and spinning once or twice a week.  It feels awesome and it’s fun, plus in a class I find I always work harder because I don’t want other people to think I’m lazy or weak.

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