When it comes to motivating myself i am complete rubbish.I really need to goto the gym and get into shape. Im 20 years old, 140IBS and have a 29inch waist. I really should be going to the gym but i just cant bring myself to it, a part on my car is broken which is covered under warrenty but im not even motivated to call the garage to arange a time to repair the broken bit (Air Con), in fact sometimes i cant even be arsed to make my lunch ill just raid the fridge and have a few choccy bars instead.I hate my lack of motivation! I've applied for a job where i need to be in better shape, i need to be motivated but i just cant bring myself to acctually act on these things!!!How do you guys/gals motivate yourselves? Have any of you been in a similar position and managed to gain motivation? Any advice would be apreciated i need to sort myself out!Thankss!!
The way I started (and bare in mind only take my advice very lightly, I'm still a rookie Gymer myself) was through friends. I met a couple of guys who went to the gym 3-4 days a week, and we each bullied one another into going. Now it's like routine, I feel guilty if I miss a day.
So my advice is (again, be careful with it) find a friend to go with, put a bit of money into it, e.g. joining the gym, some suppliments (makes you less inclined to waste your money) etc, and make a routine out of it. Say, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, as soon you finish work you goto the Gym for an hour. Stick to it, don't tell yourself I'll go tomorrow, or I'll push myself harder on Friday, just do it.
Hi mate i know how you feel... Motivation ! where does it come from ? it comes from motion ! alot People do the same routine every day and it gets boring and depressing doesnt it... if you really want to motivate yourself you have got to look inside and think why do i really want to be fit . ok the 29 inch waist is an easy one , but health to , its not all about looking good... cancer , diabetes , heart failure , severely shortened life span and it goes on and on and on... all this from not exercising.ok , simple plan but really effective results and the motivation comes from the rsults you are actually seeing.it is scientific that if you dont exercise you lose motivation anyway.. exercising alone gives you the get up and go to carry on exercising. the brain releases natural endorphines which give you the feel good factor. and gives you energy and confidence for all other aspects of life as well as motivation to carry on.but the start is always the hardest , if you can push yourself through that pain barrier at the beginning , you will go on and see a personal success in yourself .this barrier will only last about 1 - 2 weeks depending on how hard you push yourself , the harder the better ! shock your body into change , dont make it a... " oh i really should go exercising " make it a ...." I MUST go exercising "As soon as you put your body under stress through exercise it'll think "" fcuk me i'm not going through that again "" and your body will start changing itself immediately ready for the next big exercise.. and you'll find exercise will get easier after that initial pain barrier of the first week or two.All you need to do is go running every morning for 30 mins before breakfast and after that, eat healthy for the rest of the day...do you know you should eat 5 - 6 times a day ? well , you should as long as its healthy food... so you'll never go hungry... after breakfast eat every 3 hours , but only small snacks or sandwhiches and have a nice meal in the evening..If you follow those simple instructions above I will garauntee you will lose 2 - 4 pounds of self killing fat every week.weigh yourself once a week , say every sunday and keep a chart.look at your chart over the next few weeks and you will see your motivation !!thanks for listening mateGavin, Wales , UKFeel free to ask me any questions