(Closed) Needing to get back on the Fitness wagon…More of a Rant

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Aww, I know how you feel, hun. My fiance and I used to go running on the weekends together, and he kind of motivated me to go. Recently, he’s had some back problems and he’s had to stop running for a while, and I felt bad for feeling hurt! It wasn’t even his fault! But I felt like I lost my one motivating factor that got me to go on these long runs with him.

But I discovered that I really needed to motivate myself and that I couldn’t rely on other people to get me to workout. I totally get it though, and it’s hard. Just a few minutes ago I posted in another thread that I sometimes use the excuse “I need to get home to check for RSVPs” to keep me from the gym. But I’ve found that if you set a schedule, and stick with it, that helps. For example, Tuesday, Thursdays are gym days (usually the elliptical or treadmill). Mondays and Wednesday I go straight home and before dinner, I do some Pilates work and some free weights. Saturdays are my long runs by myself. I find that even if I don’t want to go, and I just say to myself, “Just do it for 10 mins” I find I’ll work out for much longer. The trick is to get started.

Post # 4
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1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

From personal experience, it starts out that something in life gets in the way and then there’s just excuses.  It’s much easier to make excuses for not doing it rather than actually doing the work.  Maybe if you built a reward system for you and your fiance then he’d stick to it.

Post # 5
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685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Frown I know how you feel.  Even though I have been working out with a personal trainer, it’s so easy for me to fall off the fitness wagon.  I shouldn’t blame anyone but myself, but Fiance always asks me to go out for dinner despite knowing I’m on a diet.  Sigh.

Good luck with your endevours.

Post # 8
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14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Baby steps are good. Sometimes i have issues making msyelf go too

Do you like the group classes? i’m actually (kind of) looking forward to mine tomorrow! But not looking forward to solo treadmill time today. It’s a distraction to have all those other people working out around you and motivating you so the time flies during classes

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