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Joined: Oct 11
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.
Joined: Jan 12
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.
Joined: Nov 11
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
Joined: Jul 09
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...
Joined: Sep 09
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.
"Keep your friends close, your enemies closer, and the cookies at the other end of the table."
"Eat less, move more, lose weight."
"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.
I started my weight loss journey on October 4th, 2010 - and this is what I have accomplished so far:
Joined: Oct 11
Posted: 12 Apr 2012, 11:58
Thank you everyone for your suggestions! I will try to use them going forward.
Joined: Apr 12
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.
Joined: Feb 11
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!
Joined: Apr 10
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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