How do you find motivation?

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Jul 20, 2015 3:45am
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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?

17 Aug
I think of what i love most soccer and i think about how much it means to me and how it is my life and how i need to work for it so i can get into an ivy league school and i think of the future alot and that makes me want to do better and quick tip never focus on appearance(besides weight and strength) like dont focus on thigh gaps or super skinny i am fairly skinny but no thigh gap my thighs are huge because of soccer and people notice that and compliment me on how strong...
17 Aug
I work out 3 times a week but i dont over work my self and i also have stretching or yoga days trust me i dont want to get out of bed but when i work out i feel happy like nothing can stop me and once you get in the habit of doing it you will love it its one of my hobbies now
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1655 Posts
Jul 20, 2015 4:40am
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DO YOU KNOW YOUR "WHY" ?

try reading this
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Jul 20, 2015 5:08am
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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.

20 Jul
I too was on the verge of saying similar.
20 Jul
*standing ovation*
20 Jul
Like times 1000. Slap for person asking.
20 Jul
Easy Duncan my friend. She's been challenged to the #beastmodecamp July challenge. She'll earn get penance lol
20 Jul
Her*
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Jul 20, 2015 6:48am
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Last time I looked it was at the bottom of the garden.

20 Jul
Narnia?
20 Jul
People that don't have 'motivation' and need strangers to tell them what to do can't find the wardrobe...let alone Narnia J!lol
20 Jul
Hahaha
20 Jul
Haha, crack me up Hadi.
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Jul 20, 2015 2:56pm
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If you can find people to follow and try and keep up with them and just find people who will support you!

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Jul 20, 2015 3:36pm
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"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.

20 Jul
So there's more there than cats? Interesting.
20 Jul
Hahahah
20 Jul
Tumblr has a good selection of things actually ;p
20 Jul
Tumblr = from pets to porn in less than 60 seconds.
20 Jul
Hahaha, too true
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5 Posts
Jul 20, 2015 6:28pm
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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!

20 Jul
Then just work. Silje is spot on...discipline. :-)
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Jul 20, 2015 6:35pm
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Thanks! (: I didn't mean to ask anyone to do things for me or anything. I just was wondering how others do it.

20 Jul
We all started the same way. We just pushed on. I only started in February and for a long time I didn't speak to anyone. I just got on with it. Many here ask first and try later. Check the forum first. There's a lot of information.
20 Jul
Thank you!
20 Jul
No worries
20 Jul
Just really bad timing with the question haha. We're all "self motivated". It's about the discipline, the will, the focus, and the mindset. That's where it comes from. Not motivation to be better than him or her, or to fit in that one time dress, or to catch attention at the beach. For most of us whom are serious it's a mental test of our iron strength, inside...everyday.
20 Jul
Yeah I feel like I pissed off most of the regulars on the app lol. I just have to figure out how to unlock my motivation.
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Jul 20, 2015 7:01pm

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..

mentally, 
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.' 
No..

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!

20 Jul
What gets me going aren't quotes. A quote can be nice,but if you don't have that will or drive then no amount of phrases and words will get your ass in gear.
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Jul 20, 2015 7:02pm
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I'm gonna go for it, thank you.

20 Jul
Don't thank me yet. Haha. See you on the other side :)
20 Jul
It won't be easy but it will be worth it. I can promise that much. :)
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Jul 20, 2015 7:29pm

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...

 

20 Jul
It's realy not all about the quotes but at very very short therme...one day your not motivated at all, it ca push you to the box
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Jul 20, 2015 11:24pm
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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.

20 Jul
You're fine.
21 Jul
No spread that to the next motivation topic
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Jul 21, 2015 12:46am
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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.

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171 Posts
Aug 25, 2015 9:16pm
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Bump just because there are some good posts in this thing.

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33 Posts
Aug 25, 2015 9:43pm
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Believe me, I was the same a few months back. But seriously, when you start to enjoy exercising and when you start to get used to it, and when you see results, you're going to want to keep going and going. But to be fitter also means to have a healthy diet as well.
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