Post # 1
Since I got engaged I’ve been struggling trying to keep up with a diet and exercise plan. I’m sure I’m not the only one and was wondering – what works for you? Do you use visual motivation? Workout buddies? I’ve tried both and have run into roadblocks. I’m starting over again this week and am hoping to stick with it!
Post # 3
My motviators vary depending on the goal…
I trained for and finished a marathon last spring, so the fact that I paid an entry fee & booked a hotel room kept me motivated enough to get up at 6am every Saturday to go run for HOURS in the freezing rain, snow, dark, and wind.
After the marathon, I continued to work out, but focused more on weight lifting and lower impact cardio like spin class or swimming (I looked better and lost more inches doing this than running 30+ miles a week!). At that point I was so used to maintaining a certain level of activity that working out that much wasn’t terrible, and the results I was seeing kept me motivated to stick with it.
Now that I’m pregnant, I know it’s important for me to eat well and exercise (not as strenuously of course) in order to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. I’m motivated to give my baby the best I can, and for now that means taking care of myself and staying healthy.
I’m sure I’ll be motivated to get a semi-decent body back after the baby is born too!
Anyway, I guess to more specifically answer your question- I used MyFitnessPal and there is a Bee group on there that helped keep me accountable. I trained for races with a training team, so other people were depending on me to show up for long runs. Money motivates me too, so once I paid those entry fees I was DOING those races, come Hell or high water!
Post # 4
@DaneLady: I just joined MyFitnessPal, and I just found the thread with the group – adding like crazy!
I thought about signing up for a tough mudder in September. I think if I pay the entry fee it will be motivation to keep up training. Fiance and I worked out a couple times together in our home gym, and it was great, but it’s so easy for the two of us to say ‘let’s skip it tonight…’
Post # 5
@iadornyou: i use loseit! its an awesome app and can be used online too. theres groups n challenges u can join. the challenges keep me going and its very supportive.
Post # 6
@cupcakebride2013: I’ve never heard of loseit! I’m going to check it out. I’m a little bit (ahem, ok, a lot) competitive, so challenges sound great! 🙂