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Posted: 30 Apr 2013, 10:12
Hey guys,I'm having real trouble with motivation lately, I know I'll be happier working out and being more healthy, but I feel so tired and I just can't bring myself to workout, do you have any ideas to get me going? x Thanks! xx

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Posted: 30 Apr 2013, 10:36
Working out and eating healthy will result in increased energy levels. Stop telling yourself you can't make it happen and push through the mental wall of "tired". How is your schedule? Do you go to the gym? AM easier than PM or vise versa? I always feel exhausted. Working two jobs and trying to fit in exercise and a social life is freakin hard! So....I gave up my lunch hour to walk. When I'm home, if I decide I'm not going to the gym to lift, I stay home and do bodyweight workouts. (If you have never read, go check it out! Has great bodyweight workouts!)

Also...just keep reminding yourself the reasons why you want to lose weight...heck...make a collage of pics or sayings or reasons and leave it somewhere where you will see it. If you see it a few times and still decide you are too tired, then go to bed.
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Posted: 30 Apr 2013, 11:06
Thank you (: I actually find working out in the morning easier - when I get up! Your schedule does sound hectic - I'm just facing exams at the moment.

For the reasons to lose weight part - I've already done that! and I find it has helped me a lot, it's a great idea (:

I think I'll do revision in bed and then have a nap, start again tomorrow. Thank you so much x

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Posted: 30 Apr 2013, 11:13
I do most of my exercise in the morning...sure some days i don't feel like it cos i am 'tired' but i feel so much better for doing it and eventually you will miss it on the days you don't cos it sets you up for the day Smile

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Posted: 30 Apr 2013, 11:19
Ill try that tomorrow morning (: x

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Posted: 30 Apr 2013, 11:36
Do you RELLY need a nap when you KNOW you should be working out?

As harsh as it sounds, it's all a matter of priorities. What do you want the most? If you want lower weight and a healthy life style, then you need to go for it. If you don't, then don't. Until you see this, it'll be an uphill battle. Once you see it, it gets SOOOOO much easier.
So get your butt going. Smile

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Posted: 30 Apr 2013, 11:52
Prioritizing is the right approach! Since you've been studying your butt off, you're probably physically and mentally drained. If you need to catch up on rest do so. If you can fit in a workout do it! It could be a few sets of squats, a jog, a hike, some burpees perhaps? The hardest part will taking that first step and changing into your workout gear. Do 50 burpees and call it even. You'll pass out and sleep great afterwards haha

Stay the course, stay on point, stay motivated, dedicated, and you won't be stopped. Discipline. Perseverance. Focus. Dig deep and you will be victorious.

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Posted: 01 May 2013, 07:51
Thanks guys for the help (:

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Posted: 01 May 2013, 17:21
I go through this almost every morning. I make myself do it and I always feel better for it. I've noticed on the days I don't my energy level and mood are worse for skipping exercise. Tell yourself you'll just do even a few minutes and by the time you've started moving around more than likely you'll want to keep going. Smile Most things worthwhile aren't easy.
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Posted: 01 May 2013, 17:59

@ the OP

UN related to the post, I guess you are of the face book generation but I think you are sharing too much information about yourself on a website.

That aside I would say just walk as much as you can add fast as you can , if you have a smart phone get the allsports GPS app it measures your running, walking etc and really tells you what you are doing.

It all adds up lots of moving about

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