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post #41 of 51
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Originally Posted by Xantho View Post
My motivation... feeling good. I was heavy all my life. I have lost 147lbs and kept it off for 7 years now! If I am not interested in working out I am sure to at least walk 1/2 hour to an hour a day and that helps keep me in check.
That is a truly amazing accomplishment! Way to go!
post #42 of 51
Reading this thread has certainly motivated me!
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Thanks, everyone!
post #43 of 51
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Surprisingly, the soreness of my muscles has motivated me to continue working hard.... How ironic--that's what kept me from working out for the longest time.
post #44 of 51
I'm going to be 40 soon and gained about 20 pounds during the last ten years. I used to think that I had a great body and I want it back!

I want to remain flexible and feel more power in my being from being in shape.

I need to buy new clothes and I want a size 8 instead of a size 10 or 12.
post #45 of 51
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Surprisingly, the soreness of my muscles has motivated me to continue working hard.... How ironic--that's what kept me from working out for the longest time.
When I first started my marathon training 4 months ago, I honestly thought I had a hairline fracture in my pelvis- that's how sore I was! I was in horrible pain for days and days after I first started... so many people stop becuase of the soreness. GOOD FOR YOU for sticking with it!!!
post #46 of 51
Honestly.....this motivation thing is really difficult....unless ur mind is totally focused on wat u want to achieve.

May be you could set up certain goals to do in ur day......and go about that slowly....till it becomes a habit
post #47 of 51
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Originally Posted by Bettercare View Post
Honestly.....this motivation thing is really difficult....unless ur mind is totally focused on wat u want to achieve.

May be you could set up certain goals to do in ur day......and go about that slowly....till it becomes a habit
Nah! Get belief. As in, it can be done! You can make the changes you want. And it's not as hard as you think. I looked at a lot of before and after photos and it's great that they look like regular people. I was flailing for so long and then it all came together and I got amazing results within a shorter amount of time, which is so satisfying and motivational. Know you can do it. Because others have. We're just people. And it takes hard work but not so very much of it. 3 hours a week will make a huge difference. Diet is key. That's the whole story.
post #48 of 51

Bumping this thread because it's awesome!!! 

 

I've been lacking motivation lately and this thread has really made me feel like I want to get out there and do something.  Anything.  Just move!!!  I've been eating well and dropped a few pounds and I feel pretty good about that, but it doesn't really mean much if I'm doing next to no physical activity!  So for anyone else out there needing a boost to get your booty moving, here's a great thread.  :)

post #49 of 51

Thanks for bumping this!! I needed the motivation!

 

I did a fast 3 weeks ago and have been eating really healthy and working out trying to get back into shape....then.... my in-laws came to visit! And all the things I DON'T buy came flooding into the house; cake, brownies, ice cream, chocolate, pizza ahhh! and chips and there goes what was going to be my waistline!!!!! LOL

 

I have been toeing size 8-10 for a year now. Now that I'm not breastfeeding it is SO hard to loose weight. Thanks for the motivation................. I need to find a workout I enjoy.

post #50 of 51

I am just coming out of a deep depression(think it may have in part been caused by my synthroid dosage being off:-P), and a few weeks ago I just felt so tired of being tired and depressed and fat around the middle. I woke up one Sunday morning and decided to take my daughters mp3 player and go for a run. Well, I ran/walked/ran for about an hour and a half, and it was wonderful and awful. Mostly i could feel it wake me up and remind me that I am still alive and there is still fire in me. I was pretending I was my own coach, like I was running in front of me yelling 'keep going, go a little farther, you can do it! Wheres the fire...' that sort of thing. So my motivation is staying awake. I haven't been running every day, as it hurts my shins:-P But I have been jogging off and on, and trying to make a point of at walking whenever I get some free time(maybe 4-5 times a week) and I do the sunsalutation every morning. I've also been watching what I eat. I know that NOW is the time to make changes. I dont want to wait. I feel ok about my body right now, but I weigh more than I ever have. I'd like to lose, maybe 20 pounds to start. I'm trying to make little changes that I can stick to and build on. Music motivates me. I love walking/running/biking while listening to music. Suddenly im not exercising anymore, im performing in my own music video, lol!

post #51 of 51

Yup, I exercise to combat depression.  Working out is an easy choice right now because I know I will feel so much worse if I don't.

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