I've started to work out 4 times in the past year, and I can't stick with it longer than a week. I'm not trying to lose weight, just trying to tone and be healthier. I always lose interest and lack motivation to keep going. Any tips or advice?
How in the name of Oden can there religiously be so many of these people who "need motivation"...ready to quit after a week, over a break up, or their shoe laces are too long.
For Christ's sake people there are those who have died 3 times during heart surgery and still workout, kristie just had back surgery! Lisa damn near burned her leg off...Heidi jacked up her foot and Still workedout.
Hell I'm laying here with 11 staples across 5 inches on my body and would love nothing more than to bust some ass right now.
I don't get you people. It's your body! Your temple. The only damn thing you're guaranteed to live on your entire life. Taking care of it should be your motivation. That should be the foundation on which you build your body. To be healthy and the best you. That's solid. Anything else; to impress someone else, revenge, fads...what else is bullshit and every two week you'll question what you're doing. These people don't need motivation, they need to give a shit about there lives and well-being.
Otherwise get off the app and go browse tumblr and look at cats or something.
Last time I looked it was at the bottom of the garden.
If you can find people to follow and try and keep up with them and just find people who will support you!
"F*ck motivation. it’s a fickle and and unreliable little d*ckf*ck and isn’t worth your time.
Better to cultivate discipline than to rely on motivation. force yourself to do things. force yourself to get up out of bed and practice. Force yourself to work. Motivation is fleeting and it’s easy to rely on because it requires no concentrated effort to get. Motivation comes to you, and you don’t have to chase after it.
Discipline is reliable, motivation is fleeting. The question isn’t how to keep yourself motivated. It’s how to train yourself to work without it"
Stolen from tumblr.
I feel like I offended people with this and I honestly didn't mean to, sorry.
I'm already somewhat healthy as it is, I eat healthy and I'm somewhat active I just don't work out. I just worry for the day my ridiculous metabolism dies on me. Thanks for the tips!
Here some words that motivate me a lot...I invite you to go on you tube and watch some motivational videos... like thisone for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMUXw8J2Kto
Enjoy!!! And do it often if it works for you... it works forme...I'd say its part of my motivation...there's other things to do to keep your motivation...in your case i think its more a lack of interest.
You don't burn out mentally..
..because you'll always burn out physically.
You're gonna feel the soreness you've never felt before
It's suppose to be that way.
It means you're using muscles you haven't used before.
Your body's wakin' up.
Sharpen your arsenal for perfection in what you can be.
but if you didn't know that..
you didn't prepare for that.
You think something's wrong maybe it's time to stop.
NO IT'S TIME TO MOVE FREE AND FURTHER!
..and even though you go to the gym and put your time in there,ya check the box,
'Yeah I went to the gym, man. All good'
You come back around you go to the mirror..
'Man, I'm not seeing anything. I'm not seeing anything.'
'I'm not seeing any changes.'
Well, because you haven't push yourself for your body to have the reason to change.
If i give a valiant effort to something,
day in and day out, I saw no change, I prolly quit too.
When you embark in this journey, you must know that it's gonna go down before it comes up.
And when it comes up, it's gonna go so much higher than you've ever been.
Sacrificing today for tomorrow.
I couldn't hold myself up. Hitting the pavement.
I'm okay with that..
..cos tomorrow I'll get back up..
..and do it again and I'm gonna try to beat my last performance.
In life, it's not the genetic guy who wins,
or the guy who has the most potential who wins.
It's the person with great PERSERVERANCE who wins.
Always want to get up and go at it again and go at it again.
That's the guy who has his hands raised later in life, guys.
That's the guy you guys need to be.
Record everything. What you eat, your training habits, how you feel.
You take a picture of yourself one day on day 1, you put it on a mirror.
That's who I'll never be again. That's day 1. Say goodbye to him.
Behind that picture you write down you weight, your height. All your information. Your bodyfat.
Tape tape measures around your arms, your waist, your thighs. Record where you've been.
And when the struggle gets hard, and you feel like you're not going anywhere, go back to day 1 and remeasure it.
#$%*, It's worth it.
It's not an easy path
90 days out man I gotta run a marathon.
90 days out I'm gonna enter bodybuilding contest.
90 days out I gotta family reunion/high school reunion. I wanna look my best.
90 days to become that person I wanna be.
To turn that dream into reality I got 90 days.
Today is 1/90 of that opportunity.
You guys find a fear, that fear will either create you or destroy you.
I love fear.
Reason why; behind every fear, there's a person you wanna be.
Fear is self-impose.
Meaning it doesn't exist.
You create it, you can destroy it too.
It's an intangible.
If you face your fears guys, you'll realize it's not that big.
And once you face it, you're gonna 'my god, man. All these time I've been running from it.
You know, it's so small.
If i just stay still, my god, not only did i faced it and I beat it back.
Energy never lost transfered. That negative energy. That fear is destroyed.
What else am I..what else am i capable of?
What else am I holding my back from..that i am capable of more.
What am I running from that I don't need to?
What else can i OVERCOME?
You go after it and you give it all you have.
If you lose it, AT LEAST YOU TRIED, MAN!
'I failed' is ten times more of a man than someone said 'what if?'
Cos 'what if?' NEVER WENT TO THE ARENA!
Yes I agree...that's why i said that thers many other things that keeps you going... First, keeping your mind set...having a big goal and set smaller issue to have small victorys wich keep you on track etc...
I'm reiterating my apology for a stupid question. I didn't realize it was something I should be asking.
But I'm a firm believer its better to look ignorant than to be ignorant. Now I know better.
So you can rely on motivation or discipline, but in the end it's about the goal. What is your goal? It probably relates to why you started in the first place. A lot of people like to imagine how it will be when you reach your goal, and that's good as long as you also think of what you have to do to reach your goals and what's stopping you. Either your goal and how nice it will be to have reached that goal, and how much time you already put in is worth the time and effort or it isn't.
Bump just because there are some good posts in this thing.