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Old 03-04-2013, 11:19 PM   #1
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Looking to see what people use to motivate themselves to workout I find it hard to go to the gym just don't like a lot of people while working out haha.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:20 AM   #2
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For me, it helps to go with my GF. Looking across the gym at her makes me push myself harder so I can be in better shape to impress her haha.
But going with a friend works too. That way it can become healthy competition or you can just help motivate eachother. You also have someone to spot you so you can really push yourself to the limit without fear of muscle failure and dropping something on yourself.

If its that you don't like working out around other people, then try to pick out a few that are in really good shape and see what they do. I don't recommend mimicking their routine that day but make notes of what they do and try it later. Use people as inspiration. Also, if you think you're embarrassing yourself, just try harder. I'm super judgmental just in general but I've never had a negative thought about anyone at a gym that was busting their butt (just don't grunt and do keep respectable form). Then before you know it people will be looking at you for inspiration. And if the form thing is an issue ask a trainer at the gym really quickly (hopefully they aren't d-bags an wont talk to you unless you pay for their services).

Hope that helps. You weren't specific as to why you don't feel motivated to go to the gym so I tried to give a broad range of ideas.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:59 AM   #3
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Mainly getting out of the house and going. Tired of the snow and stuff hate it so ready for summer. Once summer comes than I don't even need a gym I ride bike so often that it makes up for it haha.

Oh friendly competition isn't in my vocabulary haha if I do a sport I don't mess around that's almost enough motivation for me just had to remind my self of this guy that'll be playing softball with this summer which was enough for me to go. I don't much care for people who talk a big game and can't back it up I learned that when we went snowboarding talking smack before we got on the lift wouldn't even go down northface with me or hit the terrain park.

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Old 03-05-2013, 01:06 AM   #4
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Doing some sort of formatted timed workout really helps me. I've been doing crossfit for the last year, there's a new workout posted online every day. Doing it with a friend really helps too since you can try to beat their time as well as your previous times.
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Old 03-05-2013, 02:30 AM   #5
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I workout at home. Yoga. Tai chi. Ju jitsu and some kickboxing. I also do it with the gf!
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:27 AM   #6
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I workout at home. Yoga. Tai chi. Ju jitsu and some kickboxing. I also do it with the gf!
Now THAT is my kinda workout
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:45 AM   #7
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^^^ hahaha love it.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:04 AM   #8
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After turning 42 yesterday, my workout motivation is to be fit enough to do all the things I love. My goal is to be 20 lbs lighter next year so I can have a beach body for my 20th Wedding Anniversary in the Dominican Republic.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:26 AM   #9
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Finding someone to work out with is the best motivation. Find some one who is not so chatty as well. Possibly has same goals in mind.

P90x is also pretty awesome. I did this a few years back. I would do it again but ive had so many arm surgeries last few years im just not able to do everything yet. Thats why i do body workouts instead
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:33 AM   #10
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Personal motivation and self confidence. I train Muay Thai and Jujitsu at Gracie Barra Alaska and it's been such a positive experience. I'd recommend the program to anyone as they accept anyone from people looking to meet personal goals, people training to fight, as well as just members looking to a fitness program. I train 4-5 days out of every week and last year I dropped from 230lbs to 185 in 6 months, still taking in 2.5k-3k calories every day. That alone motivated me to keep going because I saw results and saw them fast. I'm back there again training with the intention to fight hopefully by the end of this year, but even if your goals aren't similar, it's a great place to be a member.
Having someone go along with either similar goals are great. I train with someone who's close to my weight and has a similar motivational drive, and he's really good about making it nearly every class as well.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:45 AM   #11
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Personal motivation and self confidence.
This for me.
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:06 PM   #12
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You might find some useful information here:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...highlight=akic

I've been going to the gym for over 2 weeks now. Agreed that you need personal motivation. Having a partner is good, too. I went with a buddy for a few weeks last year, then he flaked out on me once summer started. He's the second "friend" to do that to me, so I've just gotten used to the idea of going alone for now.

I try to keep in mind why I'm doing it and recently I've seen an increase in energy, focus and confidence. I went to a wedding this past weekend and danced for 3 hours straight, doing all sorts of legwork and jumping around. My other friends were sore the next day or the day after, but I haven't felt it. I attribute it to my regular morning workouts.

It does suck to drive a cold car to the gym. I wear my jacket and hat until I get to the gym, then I leave them in the car. When I'm done, I'm sweaty and the cold is actually welcoming. I wash up at home. No desire to wash up or change clothes at the gym. Get in. Get out.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:24 PM   #13
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This helped me:

"If things went all medieval and you had to fight a fit guy like me over your girl, I'd ravage your ass and take her. You okay with that?

When your girl is out with her friends, she's checkin' me out because I've worked to improve my appearance and it shows. You okay with that?

You think you're safe out here in this world? You think it's okay to be this unfit, lazy little monger? You know you're not safe in your job, I'm sure.

Every day you go above and beyond to make sure that the cutthroat guillotine of labor supply doesn't mutilate you into an unrecognizable, unemployed piece of ****. Why do you think it's different with your fitness? How'd you get to where you are? People look at you and laugh. People use you as a benchmark to change their own habits. You okay with that?

Let's get it poppin', kid. No relapses. It's kill or be killed out here: it always has been. Sure, we changed the rules a little and added our own little trifling sense of justice and morality. But nothing's really changed. Don't be one of those ******** making pathetic reoccurring attempts to change their lifestyle. Don't whine about it. You've got self-discipline and nothing else in this life. You've got one try: to fail once is to fail every time. In six months, you're either going to be pathetic, guilt-ridden failure, or a ****ing tribute to human will. Your bitch of a mother-in-law will make comments like "I can't believe it..."Your girl will get nervous about how much you can accomplish just by setting your mind to it and start asking you to tell her she's good enough for you. ******** who taunted you will have nothing...nothing...to say. You did something they either simply couldn't even begin, or tried to do and failed miserably. And then when my girl is out with her friends, she'll be checking you out, mother****er. Let's do this."
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:25 PM   #14
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Get a buddy to go with! That's my single-best motivator for me. I've been going to the gym for a couple years now. When I have the time (winter time, cause summers are go-time for construction) I got 4-5 times a week with him (been on that schedule since halloween). Next thing is set some goals, make sure they're realistic goals. Take pictures when you start and every other week so you'll have something to see how far you've come. Weigh yourself and do a bodyfat check at the beginning to make a note of where you're starting, and then proceed to work yourself toward those goals! And hold yourself responsible for those goals. You feel like the ultimate bad-@zz when you reach them, and then you get to set more and continue to shape your body the way you want.
Or just watch a Greg Plitt video...
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:23 AM   #15
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Ya basically just gotta do it. The cold sucks though haha.
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:37 PM   #16
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I watch Fast Five for the fight scene between Vin Diesel and The Rock!
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:21 PM   #17
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my motivation is and has always been to look good so I can get the bishes. Once you get Swoll it'll be like this...

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Old 03-09-2013, 05:30 AM   #18
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when in doubt, hire a trainer, someone who's job it is to motivate you. Also, money is a motivator so when you have a paid appointment to "get it done," you are more likely to show up and actually GET IT DONE.

The key to any success, health or life in general, is your attitude about it. As I tell my clients, change your mind, change your life. Until you can commit your mind to it, your body won't do a damn thing. My motivation? Is setting a good example for my clients, looking good nekked so I can rock the socks off my bf for many years after. To not allow life to pass me by because I am physically unable to do something, to not have to worry about high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, etc. To be healthy and fit and capable of doing just about anything I set my mind to, just because.

I love the physical and mental challenge of fitness, nutrition and overall wellness. Functional fitness over just slinging weights (don't misinterpret this as not lifting, as it's important too). I love that I can put my running shoes on and go run 13.1 miles without stopping whenever I so choose, get in the ring with a girl half my age, 35 lbs more and equally technical in skill and beat the bejeebus out of her. I also love the fact that my bf still looks at me the way he did when we first started dating 3 years ago. Want the fountain of youth? FITNESS. NUTRITION. That's how you stay young.
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