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Forum: Motivation

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 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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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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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 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 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: 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 guys fit training and eating around work and family?

Im working full time for the next 11 weeks between finishing uni and going back after summer, im finding it really hard to fit in eating and training around work and my social life, i work 8:30 till 5PM i get home by about 5:40 eat for an hour till 6:40 gym for 2 hours (including travel) till...

Dradon123‎, 06-30-2015 02:57 PM
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I need motivation!

Getting back into the swing of things and need someone who wont mind helping me stay motivated. Need to accountability! Have some friends but they fall off the wagon and I'm stuck solo. shot in the dark but hey its worth it. I like to surround myself with people who are in the same mind frame or...

jaysreal‎, 06-29-2015 11:42 AM
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Smile What to do when motivation falls?

Why I exercise? Because I'm small, thin and people ridicule me. Its funny that though I am this old, I still get pushed around by jerks and usually have to choose the avoidance path. So for the past three months I had this anger and motivation. Worked out. Then I see Justin Biebers...

robasp2‎, 07-01-2015 11:33 PM
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Waking up early

I have so much trouble waking up early. Back in highschool i've skipped many classes due to sleeping in, in my job i have various warnings and one more time and i'm fired. And obviously gym as well, i cannot seem to wake up early what so ever, i absolutely love going to the gym, i do not miss a...

RapTak‎, 06-17-2013 07:02 PM
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The Enemy Between Your Ears

“But the worst enemy you can meet will always be yourself; you lie in wait for yourself in caverns and forests. Lonely one, you are going the way to yourself! And your way goes past yourself, and past your seven devils! You will be a heretic to yourself and witch and soothsayer and fool and doubter...

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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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Tired of being tired (and other cliches...)

Here's the basics... 29, Male. 300+ lbs. 6' Tall. Engaged to a beautiful woman. Full time job. Avg 5 hours of sleep I have hardly any energy when I get home from work. I get myself all psyched up to go to the gym after work, and then when I get home... Netflix and on the couch. Like...

ZeroTheViking‎, Yesterday 08:36 AM
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Main reason(s) you workout

I workout because I noticed muscle imbalances and it shows when you wear clothes, and shows in pictures, i ****ing hate looking retarded in pics so this motivated me to even everything out for the better. I workout to get noticed, to earn respect and to get the attention and people mirin and...

Doraemonbrah‎, 06-28-2015 08:36 PM
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I've no real 'goal' to aim for

Hi, I've been lifting for about 5 years but have suffered a couple of injuries in that time so my weight has been a bit up and down. I'm 5'9" 178lbs, around 23% BF (as an average from a few sources). At my best I was around 14%, so never lean but had a decent physique. I'd love to get back to...

jamessharman‎, 06-27-2015 03:12 AM
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Thumbs down almost quitting......

male my weight was 194 lbs ,,,6.0 ft , 22 age i have been struggling with butt fat since i was 15 years old , my upper body is buffed but my butt is really big i started a plan to lose my butt and thighs because my upper body is lean and my arms and shoulders are good and i do...

ahmadalsakkal‎, Yesterday 01:35 AM
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Balancing Work/Gym

What's up fellow bodybuilding.com members. Just got this new job warehousing, and it's kicking my butt. Its physical, generally I move lots of bags of rock/soil/other large items and by the end of the day I'm tired. I have no real energy to push myself in the gym and I feel over exhausted when I...

Blazerboy777‎, 07-01-2015 12:43 PM
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Anxiety is ruining my life and my body

Hello all, I've been suffering major anxiety for a long time now. 2plus years roughly. I don't know how to beat it anymore. I just started taking a med called effexor about 10 days ago. My theoropist says it's going to take 2 to 4 weeks to feel anything, but I know I can't rely on it. The fact is,...

Kerrazy‎, 02-27-2015 05:14 PM
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At my lowest

Beginning about a year and a half ago today, I was at my absolute lowest. My self worth was shot as I had just gotten out of back to back emotionally crippling relationships that I was in for over 6 years combined. I resorted to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain. I met a girl to keep my mind off...

concept2complex‎, 05-07-2015 04:28 PM
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Legs motivation video. Got quads?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfkTRowkj5s

CurtisKaine‎, 07-01-2015 12:22 PM
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Getting shredded helps you pick up attractive black girls proof

go to youtube and type in "Aesthetics in the Hood"

CurtisKaine‎, 07-01-2015 08:57 AM
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Better myself

Hello, I've been thinking recently, i really wanna better myself. I want to join the marines, I've used the gym for over a year now im fairly strong, but i am so unfit! I smoke fairly heavily, and i cant barely run to the end of my road. You have to be able to pass strict fitness test to even be...

MonsterGainz‎, 07-01-2015 04:01 AM
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Smile Skinny to Hunk?

I'm so depressed with my muscle genetics. I'm a 23 yr old male weighing just 50kg. My body is weirdly female with large thighs and stick like arms. I feel I don't respond to training like my friends and stuck at the bottom plateau. Any pics of very skinny guys becoming well built guys to help...

robasp2‎, 06-26-2015 06:24 AM
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Smile 301lbs to 180lbs

Hi all! About 5 years ago I was 20 and 21 and a half stone+, when I decided enough was enough, with an extremely strict diet and exercise plan. No fad diets no starving myself just honest hardwork in the gym, in 18 months I had lost 8stone, fast forward a year I had went back up to 17stone+...

andymcguinness‎, 06-07-2015 01:09 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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lost my motivation to lift help!

I have lost majority of my motivation to lift. Around this time last year I was out of shape decided to do something about it, so I started running lifting heavy and eating right checked on these forums everyday for new tips. Once I got into decent shape I started getting looks from girls all the...

zumba6798‎, 10-05-2009 06:23 PM
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How u stick to it

Sometimes i may want to quit,but my friends donot let me do so.They say u go nowhere if u quit now.It's not smart of u.Then,in oder to not give up,i post a beauty on my wall to encourage me.Wat u do to make u go on?

ellasmoth‎, 06-28-2015 08:18 PM
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Neck issues for 6 months

I've been having neck issues for the past 6 months which prevent me from lifting properly. So I had been having neck issues for quite some time due to bad posture. I dreaded exams, because I'd have to look down for 3 hours and it made me feel so uncomfortable. I was weightlifting. Then I was...

raindrop11‎, 06-25-2015 10:53 AM
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bodybuilding competition

I think of a bodybuilding show as a art show . it's a celebration of accomplishment . a day to present to the spectators your work of art . a day to motivate others . a day to show them what is possible with hard work . I of course want to leave the venue as the winner . but just getting to that...

havok77‎, 06-27-2015 04:06 PM
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Arrow Gaining Weight With Hernia & Dysphagia

WtoBxdUpntc I'm new here and have decided to reach my goals. No matter how difficult. If I can teach one soul out there that you don't have to lose to your pain & breaking the norm is okay, I'm happy. Let's grow.

SuitedGhoul‎, 03-19-2015 03:40 PM
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Come on surely someone on this site must want to do cardio!!

Okay I admit I am pissed! I am a lazy fuuuuking sob!! I cant lift and cant lose weight. I only lose weight when I do cardio. The problem is I have tendinitis of the ankle but I am still ready to do cardio. I dont give a rats if it hurts when I do cardio. I just need to lose the fat. I need someone...

cabcaz‎, 06-27-2015 11:00 AM
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