(Closed) What Keeps YOU Motivated?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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 # 5
469 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@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. 

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