(Closed) Talking myself into working out

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

I’ve found that pictures provide the best motivation.  I gained about 25 lbs after a major surgery 2 years ago (from being lazy, sad, in pain).  I found a picture of me about 30 lbs ago in a bikini at the beach and it is my motivator.  It’s my background on my cell, I carry it in my wallet, it’s taped to our fridge! Anytime I’m feeling like I need another brownie, or I can’t do another run, it gets me moving!

Post # 4
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3331 posts
Sugar bee

You know, I do struggle with motivation sometimes.  I would just rather NOT work out, and get other things done instead.  I’ve come to the realization that while I NEVER regret working out, I do regret making the choice not to work out.  I always remind myself that once I work out, I feel better and I’m happier that I’ve decided to do it.  I never feel like "Oh, I wish I hadn’t worked out today…"  I try to remind myself of that and it usually kicks my butt into gear.

Post # 5
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796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Jessie- that is what I was going to say! I never, ever, ever think "oh I wish I’d gone to the store instead of going to the gym" but I ALWAYS think "I wish I’d walked the dog/gone to the gym instead of watching tv/shopping/whatever" Just get yourself to it and get it over with!

Post # 6
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1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Or just tell yourself you have to. Sometimes I have to just not take no for an answer from myself. It stinks to get mean to yourself, but sometimes you just have to say get your lazy butt up and make this happen.

Post # 7
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303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Everyone has those "I don’t wanna do it" days. It’s helped me to have a routine that I stick to. I’m one of those people that HAS to have a routine (slight OCD much? 🙂 ). When I see the clock and it says 8 am and I still haven’t made it to the gym (which is literally 5 minutes walking distance away), I feel out of sorts. Once I get to the gym, I may whine as I start the treadmill, but about ten minutes in I realize, "Okay, I can do this, let’s amp it up to an 8 incline." Forcing yourself to do it is sometimes the only way, unfortunately!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I’ve had one of those days for the past two months. 😉 It’s hard at the end of a ten-hour work day plus commuting to get my butt into the gym, but my motivation is my wedding dress. I haven’t bought it yet but I’ve tried a few on, and to motivate myself I just look at pictures of my favorite one and think how much better it will look on me if my stomach is flat the day of the wedding!

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