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Posted: 11 Apr 2012, 22:05
I am struggling big time with exercising, for a while there I was working out almost everyday but now I cant seem to find the motivation to do it. I have it in my head all day that I am going to workout and then when it comes down to it I just dont. I am always so tired by the end of the night and that unfortunately, is the only time that I have for myself to workout. I am unhappy with myself and I dont know what to do. Sad

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Posted: 11 Apr 2012, 22:17
Do you have someone to work out with? That always helps. The other thing I do it just do it! I'm finding that I have more energy the more I lose. Working out is a habit like anything else you have to make it a priority. Is there something fun that you like to do? That could get you more motivated to workout.

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Posted: 11 Apr 2012, 22:19
Find something that you like to do - if exercise is a 'punishment' or something that you dread all day, then you're always going to struggle with the motivation factor..

Here are a bunch of threads that were started by people in the same boat as you - there's a lot of good advice and information in them!!

Help! How do you stay motivated?

Motivation for working out

How can I get motivated to work out every day?

I can't stay motivated!

Someone who is busier than you is working out right now.
There will come a day when you can no longer do this. Today is not that day.

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Posted: 11 Apr 2012, 22:37
have you tried getting up early and getting it over with first thing in the morning? then it's not looming over you all day...

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Posted: 11 Apr 2012, 23:25
I'm with Amanda on this. I used to struggle getting my exercise done, but now I get up early and get it done. I get on the exercise bike for 30-60 minutes pretty much every day.
Also, I make sure to have entertainment as I get easily bored with exercise. I know it's good for my body, but my brain hates it and I have found ways to fix this.
Right now I'm journaling on Fatsecret, browsing the community, listening to music on my tablet while bicycling.
If I occupy my mind I find that my exercise time is gone in a flash.

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Posted: 12 Apr 2012, 11:58
Thank you everyone for your suggestions! I will try to use them going forward.

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Posted: 16 Apr 2012, 12:53
My doctor told me to just do something for 5 minutes. Anyone can walk for 5 minutes. You'll soon find that the 5 minutes quickly becomes 10 then 20 then an hour. And if it doesn't. Just do 5 minutes several times a day. Set the timer. March in place for 5 minutes or SOMETHING, ANYTHING!!! Good luck.

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Posted: 18 Apr 2012, 09:32
I can pretty much echo a mixture of what everyone else has said. I like to break up my exercise into several small chunks throughout the day.

I get up in the morning and do 10 mionutes on the exercise bike and 20 minutes on the treadmill. I have an elliptical at work and I try to do 10 minutes at least twice a day. I also try to walk up one of our structures here(30+ flights of stairs; about 400 steps) at least once a day.

In the evening I try to do 10 more minutes on the bike and 20 more on the treadmill.

I also make sure I'm got my iPod or the TV going as it seems to help me keep my mind off what my body is going through while I'm exercising!

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Posted: 18 Apr 2012, 09:40
Dido,Dido and Dido!I you have the time,in the morning is best,fore me anyway.Gets your day going and you feel good that you did it.

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