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    Internal vs. External motivation

    Hey guys,

    I've been thinking about this a lot lately, I've been lifting seriously for about 3 months now. When I started lifting my motivation was intrinsic, to get a good body so it would help me with women. I've never had a problem getting chicks semi-regularly, but I've never been a huge playa either. My motivation has shifted somewhat from looking good for chicks to making the numbers go up on my lifts and focusing on the long term goal. I feel like if you have more intrinsic goals you are more likely to stick to your workout program and get real results. What motivates you guys?
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    I'm pretty simple, I just don't want to be out of shape. My motivation is my kids, being able to maintain an active lifestyle with them; long term though, I would want them to be proud when they introduced me to friends...don't want my kids to be ashamed of their father's appearance. Granted, it would probably be more along your initial motivations regarding women. That being said, your new motivation should probably have been the primary motivation from the get go...the attention from the ladies is pretty much the icing on the cake. You have the right mindset now in terms of the long term perspective, now all you need to do is maintain it.
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    Everything starts with COMMITMENT...

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    Your goal is whatever you're comfortable with my man. Being bedding the most chicks or winning a bodybuilding contest. Just pick whatever you're ok with, it won't apply to everyone.
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    wtf have I missed something? how comes all these motivational threads and stickies?

    EDIT: I'm an idiot. I clicked on Motivation instead of misc
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    Originally Posted by henderjb View Post
    Everything starts with COMMITMENT...

    WHY CAN’T you get out of bed in the morning to go to the gym or WHY CAN’T you find time for the gym in your busy scheduled? You haven’t COMMITTED to it!

    Why SKIP your workout because your workout partner can’t make it today? What does your training partner have to do with YOUR COMMITMENT?

    Not training very hard today because everyone else in the gym seems to be taking it easy? What do THEY have to do with YOUR COMMITMENT to becoming YOUR best?

    Not FOLLOWING THROUGH with your NUTRITION PROGRAM or NOT FOLLOWING ANY nutrition program? Chances are, you are lacking ..... COMMITMENT!!

    Positive Energy 24-7, COMMITTED to helping YOU!
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