(Closed) What motivates you?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

YELLING!!!!  If someone was all nice-nice while I was working out I wouldn’t be motivated to kick my own butt!  I also like in Jillian’s DVDs when she reminds you to think about why you’re doing this. In person it might be a little weird, but on the DVD it totally works.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

yelling! as annoying it is, and as angry it makes me at the time, it works.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am not motivated by most yelling.  Any sort of criticism or meanness totally backfires and I just want to punch the person.  I am motivated by encouraging yelling.  My current trainer tells me I’m really strong but that I can and need to finish the set, which works well.

I tend to kick my own butt a little bit, having someone tell me I can and should go a little further helps, though.  I think because part of why I don’t push myself as hard as I can is because I’m afraid to get hurt.

The other thing that motivates me is thinking about the girls I play ultimate frisbee with who are faster than me!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i love the yelling!!! maybe its my military background but it gets me going and i get into my workout more! 🙂 i also like group exercise (ie classes, group runs, etc) 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I like Jillian – probably because she does push me! When I feel tired and stop trying as hard she makes me step it up!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

Ehn, I don’t like yelling. Not when I’m paying you to train me. OTOH, I don’t need a trainer. I’ve been working out for a decade so I know what to do. I have watched the show and I think they do it just for the drama!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I love how I feel after a workout.  And I do martial arts and love it so it is something I love to do anyways.  If I am feeling unmotivated I try somethig fun, ballroom dancing, swimming, yoga, football, frisbee ect.  Sometimes I also see someone who is in really good shape and I think, I want to be in good shape too.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Honestly if someone was yelling at me while I was working out, I’d turn around and punch them in the face…hard.

I started working out when I was eight all by myself (both of my parents were bodybuilders and I loved having strong biceps and legs!).  I learned to love to feel the exercise burn and enjoy reaping the rewards.  I freaking hate going to the gym, but that’s just because I dislike other people looking at me while I work out.  I like to exercise outside, weather permitting, but when it gets cold I’m happy to head to the gym and kick my own ass.  If I see anyone so much as look at me for a second too long, however, they get an evil stare.  If someone commented on my workout or even worse, yelled at me for motivation, there’d be consequences.  All I have to do is visualize what I want my body to look like to be motivated, really.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m not one for yelling. I’m a yogi, for Pete’s sake!

Strangely, I have most of Jillians DVDs nevertheless.

Post # 12
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Newbee

I hate yelling! I like positive encouragement, if someone is yelling I shut down and get defensive. However, I understand how yelling can really help some people.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I prefer classes with a positive instructor.  I like when they seem like they ate a bowl of crack for breakfast.  It’s annoying, but motivating at the same time.  I don’t respond well to yelling, so I would not be happy about that!  I like a more positive energy.  Lots of ‘You can do it!’ and ‘Think of how good you’ll look in your jeans’ 😀

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@lilybee: LOL–“bowl of crack” Yep, I know and love the type!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

This is going to sound a little crazy, but when I feel like I am tiring out on the elliptical, I will look down at my thighs and see how I want them to change (smaller, more toned etc) and it makes me push a little harder and a little longer. It is alomst anger at myself that I am not where I want to be… is that sick? lol

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@lilybee: Yes, bouncy happy yelling!

Critical yelling makes me want to punch the person.

Though I am probably unusual that if someone starts talking about how many calories are burning or how I will look in my jeans I start to shut down.  The gym is my happy worry free stress release place – I want to focus 100% on performance and what my body is capable of, not how it looks.

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