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Tips for getting and staying motivated over the long-term, motivational pics and quotes, and more!

Sticky Thread Sticky: Daily Motivator's

I used to post the Daily Motivator in my journal,and had a lot of positive feedback on them. So i have decided to continue that, in a thread all its own. I hope they help encourage the people that take the time to read them. I know, personally, that i have read several of them and they pertained...

TheLBM‎, 03-19-2009 07:35 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Most Motivational Videos

It's been posted before, but it's a nice addition to this new section. dF7uYHqfRec

PartyRaiser‎, 05-18-2009 01:34 PM
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Smile Sticky Thread Sticky: 10 reasons to never give in.

I originally wrote and posted this in the Losing Fat section of the forum but I thought I'd post it here too, as it did good there I figured it might help a few people out here too. I thought this would be good to write out, and hopefully contribute to if you can think of others. Everyone,...

Manditude‎, 07-12-2009 09:04 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Most Motivational Quotes

"It is not the critic who counts, not the one who points out how the strong man stumbled or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes...

BuryWhite‎, 05-20-2009 03:03 PM
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Cool Sticky Thread Sticky: Most Motivational "Music" to get you going and keep you going!

Question: What songs do you listen to when you work out? Whats your playlist that keeps you motivated and the blood flowing? pre-workout? running? lifting?

Mr.Superman‎, 05-21-2009 10:38 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Most Motivational Wallpapers

Hi. I thought I'd start a thread with wallpapers that I made. I got inspiration from Strength_77's post in his motivation thread, so I used his writing to make a wallpaper with. Pics are hard to find on the net, so if anyone has any good, hi-res pics, and would like me to Photoshop them into...

RekaW‎, 05-20-2009 02:50 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: ***Official PR Smashing Thread!***

Welcome to the official pr smashing thread! You hit that 4 plate deadlift? Ran a 5 minute mile? Did a full pullup without assistance? Then let all us fitness enthusiasts know!! Personally i love seeing people smash their personal records, it motivates me and shows progress in the gym ...

TheProgressiveOne‎, 02-04-2011 05:19 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Most Motivational Threads or Posts

I thought I would add a thread where people can link to motivational threads they love around the other area's of the boards.... So - to start: Everyday Inspiration ^ A bunch of video's to put you back on the ground when you are feeling down and sorry for yourself. ;)

Emma-Leigh‎, 05-18-2009 04:00 PM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 08:12 AM
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How do you get motivated for running?

Whenever its cardio time, I have trouble with it. I just can't seem to find a way to ease the running. I'll be honest, my cardio is bad plus I also have weak lungs(asthma\not too serious tho). At best I could run for 15 min but then I stopped working out for 6 months, and then my running dropped...

Yeldo94‎, 07-01-2015 04:16 PM
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Angry Why Gyms are so dull?

Hi, I am 24 years old. A month back I got a gym member, I was highly motivated in the beginning to kick off 40 pounds but now it seems to be unattainable. Gym routine seems too boring and monotonous. I have started bunking quite often. What I am trying to say is why is there no change in gym...

Suk123‎, 09-03-2015 01:04 AM
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People not noticing

So I come in contact with a lot of co workers daily. I've lost about 25 pounds in the last few months and only one employee has mentioned something. Of course I have my co workers I'm close with who know I'm dieting but the ones that don't only one person has said something. It is kind of...

bf527365‎, 08-17-2015 10:24 PM
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Talking What is your best motivation?

So, I have a goal I want to achieve but am struggling a little... What is your best motivation?

fitnessbabe52‎, 09-01-2015 06:49 AM
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Poll Poll: What type of music will hype you up during a workout?

I've mostly been listening to 2Pac and other raps but I need something different to get me going please share your thought!!

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Need all the help! Depressed Teenager

It hurts to see people do this. It hurts to see me do it. Making myself upset every day has been part of my life for the past 4 years. Everyone says I'm not fat, or I'm not overweight, but I never believe them. I don't know if its reality or just lies. People tell me that I'm not fat, but others...

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Question What's keeps you going when you're having a zero motivation day?

Today has been a crappy day. Work has been dull and has dragged like a Zombie's ankle! I feel tired and hungry! All I want to do is go home, order a pizza and watch back to back episodes of True Blood on the sofa with the dog! (I've just started watching True Blood after having it on my...

LeeBold‎, 09-03-2015 08:56 AM
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Motivation to get past plateau

So I lost 30 pounds the past 4 months. Loving every minute of it. The last 2 weeks I can't get under 193 pounds. I eat 1700 calories a day and track EVERYTHING. I do cardio and lift as well to put me at a bigger caloric deficit. I'm assuming I hit my plateau. How do you find the motivation to keep...

bf527365‎, 08-25-2015 10:13 AM
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Unhappy Can't get motivation

Hey everyone, I don't know what's my problem but I think I'm just lack of motivation, I have a gym membership for over a year now... my problem, is that I take it serious for 2 months then I'm taking a break for a month (work related excuses) then repeating this cycle over and over again, I gain...

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From Bodybuilder to Amputee

Hey everybody, I'm going to tell you guys a little story about my life and recent events. I used to be an overweight kid, 220+pounds for 5f6...not great I lost about 110 pounds and ended up scrawny, I was mainly just running and doing push ups and stuff... Then I joined a gym and started...

Icepray‎, 07-04-2015 04:27 AM
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How I've stayed motivated after being Amputated

p5C3eeckMPo Thought I'd answer the question I've been asked the most since my accident almost three months ago! Hope I can help some people who are in a rut and can't find the motivation to keep pushing forward!

Icepray‎, 09-03-2015 12:19 PM
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Elbow issues

Ive had tennis elbow for over 3years & finally had an MRI done which only showed some soft tissue swelling, Ive met with a well known shoulder to elbow orthopedic specialist who says im a great candidate for the Tenex FAST procedure for my lateral side but thats not all, I also have pain right...

henry305‎, 09-03-2015 04:28 PM
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Motivation for young lifters who feel they will never gain weight

Just wanted to share my story so hopefully it motivates someone else who had the same problem I did. I graduated highschool at 160 pounds and was in shape but pretty skinny. Had been lifting since my freshman year and had gained maybe 5 pounds. I stayed around the same weight till around 25, I...

EATxSLEEPxLIFT‎, 09-03-2015 02:31 PM
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A little friendly competition (and my first post!)

Running. Long-suffering, soul-sucking, leg-aching running. Before I dive into it, I will share some of my history to tell you why running is relevant to me. When I met my wife at 19, she described me as "a big teddy bear." At the time of our wedding, I was at 225 lbs. As I struggled to get my...

mouschi‎, 08-17-2015 12:33 PM
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Icarus Wings.

In Greek mythology as a means to escape imprisonment for himself and his son Icarus, Daedalus constructed two sets of wings which they would use to liberate themselves. Daedalus warned Icarus beforehand that their departure would have to be resolute, staying high enough from the sea so that the...

JohnButz‎, 09-03-2015 12:59 PM
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How do I stay motivated if I haven't gained a pount in 6 months?

I'm 27 and started to lift 3 years ago first year trial and error no results second year was okay got some newb gains I used to 108 at 5'9" anorexic looking I tweaked my diet and workout and gained to 135 but I have been stuck in this wieght since summer of last year I ask here and in other forums...

Kidanis‎, 09-03-2015 08:06 AM
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Injury in so much pain what to do

Hello I dont know what happened I went to the gym everything was good later on the night I was getting pain in my upper right shoulder blade beside my middle of the back. It is now worse my right shoulder blade in the back is killing me

FutureMrO786‎, 09-03-2015 04:45 AM
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Unable to get size again

I am getting an instant energy when I use Dymatize ISO hydrolyzed but I am not gaining size/muscle mass. Im getting lean. I used whey gold standard before dymatize and gained muscle size but my face becomes fluffy.. What can be done as im using dymatize now...? Pls help I wana tell u that my diet...

ankymeg‎, 09-03-2015 03:18 AM
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Found out I have gyno... Not sure if I want to cut anymore or even bulk.. Help!

So the doc said I have type 1 gyno.. Puffy nipples.. And hearing it officially has severely ****ed with my confidence. I'm kind of lost on what to do. If I cut they're gonna be more pronounced and if I bulk they're gonna be more pronounced.. I'm rolling at 15-16% BF and skinnyfat. And as a 20 yr...

Bsquared603‎, 08-28-2015 10:46 PM
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I am going to have surgery. So i cant workout for a month will i lose my progress?

So i just lost 44 lbs in the past 3 months buy some intense training diet and cardio. Now i have small surgery to remove some foriegn body from my heel. This means i cant put pressure on my leg for atleast a month. I am scared i will lose my progress as i gain fat very fast. Will i lose my muscles?...

blazeboy1‎, 08-29-2015 11:30 PM
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Injury and frustration

Just when things were going well, I injured my wrist trying to go heavy on DB shoulder press. Doctors have wrapped something around my wrist - said if all goes well, then I'd be healed in ten days or so. If not, it might even take a month or even more. I am so dejected by this. Anyone share...

bodyartt‎, 08-28-2015 03:30 AM
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The way people look at you ? > Is this a healthy motivation!

I can say it is one of my motivation (Besides really wanting to loose weight just to feel good in my own skin) I had gained weight in the last two years.People were really sort of cruel (I am not sure they meant to but hey)the first thing they would say when they see me is Wow! You got really...

BenBen90‎, 08-29-2015 01:20 PM
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NO more!

I've finally had enough with the way i look Im 5'10 and weigh 260LB im tired of feeling insecure about myself,hating myself and being turned down by girls cause of the way i look.Ive become a member of planet fitness and i will be starting next week,but im not sure if i should lose weight or build...

ImJesus92‎, 06-28-2015 07:51 PM
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Help :(

Help needed Hello everybody i am new here. I am looking for an answer.Sorry about my english I am 5'9 214 pound male Before two years ago my weight was 341 pound. I had a diet and went swimming daily i reached 275 pound then i stopped swimming and i was worrying alot about loose skin and body...

Alkaabi91heh‎, 09-02-2015 04:53 AM
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Help? Motivation!

Hey, my name is Matt and I recently joined. A few days ago it hit me. I really need to lose weight. I'm not happy with myself or my body. I'm even scared to tell people my pant and shirt size. I'm 21 years old, around 5'9 and weigh around 260. -sigh- Thankfully I do have a large amount of muscle,...

AxisXT‎, 08-27-2015 10:02 PM
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