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gbsgirl
06-16-2009, 08:59 AM
I am new to BB and would like to know what is the best way to get motivated and stay motivated?

red_hot_tamale
06-16-2009, 09:35 AM
Welcome! Fitness is a lifelong journey to me. So I try to recommit myself to these things every day. And when I slip up, I just jump right back on the wagon and get back to business:

Always have a workout plan. When you go to the gym, know exactly what you want to do. "Today is back, biceps and cardio." Otherwise, you'll aimlessly wander and leave feeling like you did nothing at all.

Be prepared with healthy food choices. If you need to snack, have healthy options available, like fruit, nuts, hard boiled eggs, beef jerky, etc. Prepare food ahead of time when necessary. Try eating many smaller meals throughout the day, rather than the typical three. You will be able to stave off starvation and be less likely to overeat.

Get an mp3 player for when you workout. This keeps me focused and not distracted by other people. Besides, I love music!

Don't think that the scale is always right. It's only a number! Take measurements and notice how your clothes are fitting. Those will give you better examples if you are heading in the right direction.

Good luck!

drewkawa
06-16-2009, 11:44 PM
I am new to BB and would like to know what is the best way to get motivated and stay motivated?

Hey GB,

Welcome! I'm curious if you're interested in fitness and working out, or actually BodyBuilding where you would compete on stage in one of those ity-bity bikinis? Either way you're in the right place.

As for your question, gosh... it's the 1-million dollar answer that many books, videos, and informercials have been made to help with, and to be honest none of them really help in the long run.

However, if there is one thing that stands above all the rest, above the diet, exercise, early mornings, late evenings, going when you want to, and really going when you don't is one simple element. You empowered yourself to make a decision in your life for your health, your happiness and your well being. And that is the most important step anyone can take in fitness, motivation and goal setting.

Keep up with the questions and I'm sure you will find the answers here and other places the site. Best of luck!

Aloha,

Drew

FlexinMike
07-04-2009, 10:12 AM
The best way I have found to stay motivated is to workout with a training partner. You are going to have good days and bad days and the right partner can motivate you on your bad days. Having a partner allows you to push yourself more by having someone there to spot you :).

IRAQ911
07-04-2009, 01:45 PM
Hello there

well many things can keep you motivated probably the progress you make and people comments on your new look , shape .. the mirror always keep me motivated sounds silly but now i like the dude picture in the mirror .. youtube videos .. songs .. love .. the goal you set in your mind

and this

"The body will do what the mind tells it to do"

"we eat to live .. not live to eat"

both by Arnold

ste247
07-04-2009, 02:00 PM
Hello there

well many things can keep you motivated probably the progress you make and people comments on your new look , shape .. the mirror always keep me motivated sounds silly but now i like the dude picture in the mirror .. youtube videos .. songs .. love .. the goal you set in your mind

and this

"The body will do what the mind tells it to do"

"we eat to live .. not live to eat"

both by Arnold

neged just for the user name lol

IRAQ911
07-04-2009, 02:15 PM
neged just for the user name lol

and this keeps me motivated

lol

jmd92
07-04-2009, 08:39 PM
I am new to BB and would like to know what is the best way to get motivated and stay motivated?

Welcome!

I find the best way to stay motivated is to reflect of where I want to be, and where I have come from. Write down your values and post them on your wall (your "ethos"). Most importantly, once you get on board, stay with it, even if you falter a little bit.

Music also certainly helps, so a music player is a wise investment.

gbsgirl
07-05-2009, 12:17 PM
Thanks for the reply. My hardest is snacks and food choices, so thanks for the advice.


Welcome! Fitness is a lifelong journey to me. So I try to recommit myself to these things every day. And when I slip up, I just jump right back on the wagon and get back to business:

Always have a workout plan. When you go to the gym, know exactly what you want to do. "Today is back, biceps and cardio." Otherwise, you'll aimlessly wander and leave feeling like you did nothing at all.

Be prepared with healthy food choices. If you need to snack, have healthy options available, like fruit, nuts, hard boiled eggs, beef jerky, etc. Prepare food ahead of time when necessary. Try eating many smaller meals throughout the day, rather than the typical three. You will be able to stave off starvation and be less likely to overeat.

Get an mp3 player for when you workout. This keeps me focused and not distracted by other people. Besides, I love music!

Don't think that the scale is always right. It's only a number! Take measurements and notice how your clothes are fitting. Those will give you better examples if you are heading in the right direction.

Good luck!

gbsgirl
07-05-2009, 12:19 PM
I am only interested in fitness and working out.


Hey GB,

Welcome! I'm curious if you're interested in fitness and working out, or actually BodyBuilding where you would compete on stage in one of those ity-bity bikinis? Either way you're in the right place.

As for your question, gosh... it's the 1-million dollar answer that many books, videos, and informercials have been made to help with, and to be honest none of them really help in the long run.

However, if there is one thing that stands above all the rest, above the diet, exercise, early mornings, late evenings, going when you want to, and really going when you don't is one simple element. You empowered yourself to make a decision in your life for your health, your happiness and your well being. And that is the most important step anyone can take in fitness, motivation and goal setting.

Keep up with the questions and I'm sure you will find the answers here and other places the site. Best of luck!

Aloha,

Drew