(Closed) What motivates you to stay in shape?

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I motivate myself. 11 months and counting. 17 weeks out from my first competition.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

s2bmrscook:  awesome job!! What are you doing? Did you hire a coach?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

barnes66:  Performance motivates me. I’m training for a half ironman, so tons of swimming, biking and running every single week. I like feeling strong and fast. My body is trim and lean as a result. This is by far the easiest motivation for me. Plus you see strength and endurance gains faster than changes in body composition. 

The only drawback is my family is bored of hearing about it all the time, haha.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

BrideK2Wings:  barnes66:  Thanks!! I have a coach for my meals and posing. My husband handles my workouts when I need help. I lift six days a week and do minimal cardio. 1 Zumba class a week for fun and 3-4 20 minute elliptical sessions a week. Abs 3-5 times a week depending on my mood lol

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

The only thing that motivates me is knowing I used to be x amount of pounds lighter and not fitting into my smaller clothes. I actually lost 55 lbs last year and gained 35 back… yep, it’s depressing. It seems like losing weight is MUCH harder this time around.

Another motivator is eventually getting pregnant. Being overweight and pregnant is really unhealthy, and I want to be in the best shape/health possible when I’m creating new life 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

in order: health, endurance (I like distance running), and a little bit of vanity.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Miami

s2bmrscook:  You look awesome!!

 

And as far as what motivates me… other than wanting to feel good, look good, and be healthy, I have a closet full of awesome clothes that I can’t afford to replace in a bigger size! 😉

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Not gonna lie, mostly vanity, and general health.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

barnes66:  My health and my overall happiness. Working out and being healthy has really been the best thing for my well being.  I started with cardio kickboxing classes, and a good motivation to workout on the days I didn’t have classes was just to be in shape for the classes. Now, I feel the same way about Muay Thai.  I also find it important to relay the message of health and fitness to my stepson and any future children by making it a lifestyle for them early on.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Being happy! I’m the happiest when I feel good about myself. I’m nicer to people and am more likely to work for what I want. Plus, I love seeing a muscle come out of my arm when I’m at work lol.

Im just now getting back to gaining muscle now that I’m not in school full time. It makes me SO happy

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

s2bmrscook:  you look amazing!! 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m another Bee motivated by performance. I want to start making it into national squads for powerlifting and to do that I need to up my game. The current number 1 in my weight class has about 60-70kg on my total so I need to match her, really.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

In the back of my mind I know it’s health, but I’ve got to be honest too and vanity plays a part. 

Also my man motivates me. He is ripped and keeps supper fit. He never says a word to me and loves me a couple of dress sizes up from what I am now and nothing ever changes whatever size I am. But he’s in such good shape I kinda want to look good for him too. This kicks in especially for beach holidays! I cant bear the thought of his gorgeous body next to a lump. A little bit silly in the over all scheme of things but it’s definitely a motivator. 

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