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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: 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: ***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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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: 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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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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Personal progress over 4 months. (pics)

Past two years i settled with someone who wasn't good for me and i went from 200-250 over that time, after our breakup i decided i didn't want to live that way anymore and have been hitting the gym 4-5 days a week for the past 4 months, at first it was hard to get the motivation but i started...

Elricc‎, 05-20-2018 09:15 PM
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Lost Motivation

This is the 2nd time I've put on weight. The first time I kicked my ass back into gear but this time around I'm having trouble getting motivated. Plus I haven't been able to stay on track well with my diet and I need too. It's like I'm watching myself put on weight and not stopping it. Has anyone...

CaraC85‎, 05-22-2018 09:31 PM
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Need some motivation & a change

Weird. Normal day at work, and I looked at the mirror and I was about to cry in the restroom. I've been going to the gym for like 8 years now and NOTHING is changing. I guess the good thing is, I'm NOT getting bigger, but the bad thing is I don't see a transformation whatsoever... I'm 31 now...

ggpaul‎, 03-29-2018 04:37 PM
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Exclamation Problems with commitment

I've spent the weekend researching and creating a whole fitness plan that includes a diet and a workout plan. Only problems is that, from my past experiences, I've realized I have a major issue with commitment and gathering the motivation to complete a task. I mean this fitness plan has already...

Skarl16‎, 05-06-2018 10:34 PM
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Dealing with Depression

How do you find the motivation to start, when all you want to do is curl up in bed and stare at the wall? And yes, I am currently taking an antidepressant.

TheEquestrian‎, 04-02-2018 08:04 PM
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Smile What Body Type (somatotype) am i?

Hi, I always though i was an Ectomorph. I am 6Ft4" am i am currently 190lbs at 10% BF. I am currently fairly big/muscular (people notice), but i'm not massive. I've been going gym for over 10 years and when i started i was a very skinny 6ft4" 150lbs. So i've put on 40lbs of mostly lean muscle...

mestizomad88‎, 05-21-2018 02:00 AM
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Arrow Motivation for weight loss (pics)

Hey guys. This forum was the first place I came to for advice on weight loss as I had literally no knowledge whatsoever and even though I never wanted to become a bodybuilder the members here were still so welcoming and answered any questions that I had, since I started my journey I've changed...

360Lewis‎, 04-15-2018 05:27 AM
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Unhappy New and ready to change my life

Hi guys newb here. Im 24. 5"7 and weigh 216 Lbs. I have been chunky (fat basically) all my life and never even been in a gym. I was going thru some old pics and realized how obese i am. I have no experience or even know how to count calories, or track my eating. I want to work out so i can develop...

Anonymous41517‎, 05-16-2018 06:44 PM
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10 month transformation

My Photos are on my bodyspace on my profile since it wouldnt let me set up a link cause I dont have 50 posts Ive been lifting since August 2017 when I came back from holiday and realised I was a skinny fat fgt. I have been pretty serious since then but took a month off at christmas since I...

SRV5‎, 04-25-2018 03:20 PM
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Post Breakup Motivation

This is something I believe that most anyone can relate to, you get out of a relationship and you get all those negative feelings. So what do you do next? You hit the gym and work on yourself and your self image. My question is, what should I do once that motivation goes away? This may sound...

FranciscoJQC‎, 04-30-2018 05:52 AM
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Even after losing 40 lbs, my photos don’t reflect my success. Discouraged...

Even after losing 40+ lbs, I’m still having a hard time with my appearance. Long story short, I threw a party for my boyfriend over the weekend. I planned it for months, bought a new dress to wear in a smaller size, the whole 9 yards. Lots of pictures were taken. And when I looked at them, I was...

89ellipsis‎, 05-13-2018 10:23 AM
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How to change from a negative thinker to a positive one?

Hows that done exactly?

WholemealPizza‎, 03-22-2018 07:29 PM
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Morbidly Obese loved one not losing weight. Need advice!

I’m just gonna tell it like it is. My boyfriend is Morbidly Obese. 6 ft 350lbs. No muscle on him at all. He’s never played sports or done any conditioning ever. He has some strength but not at all what a man his age should have. We met when we were both in a really unhealthy place in life....

89ellipsis‎, 05-01-2018 06:09 PM
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Cheat day set me back worth it?!?!?

Hi guys! I have been consistently losing weight weekly at a rate of 2lbs a week for 4 weeks felt great! I was eating 2000kcals 45/35/20 and cardio 3 x 200kcals. But I found myself having cravings so after eating my meals so on last day of the month I had a large pizza, reese chocolate, cereal...

haksr‎, 05-03-2018 11:29 PM
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Unhappy Wanting to lose weight and get into bomb shape for years now.

But I always keep giving up 3 weeks in, I am a generally lazy person but not really satisfied with my body because I know I can look better. I always imagine myself being fit again being able to see myself in the mirror looking actually ****able when it comes to the body, but the inner devil always...

FatSascha‎, 04-11-2018 02:41 PM
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P90x suuuuuucks

Im not allowed to post pictures yet for some reason? Anyways I'm 26, 5'11 and 210lbs. I have a good build, strong back, decent arms, but I got a gut and some leg fat. I used to be athletic, but have gotten lazy over the years. I have since started the p90x program to get my body working again. 2...

dustydubs‎, 03-26-2018 08:47 PM
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Question Need help with weight loss

Hey, so I'm 18 and in about a month and a half I ship off for basic training with the army. My max weight can be 200lbs in order to ship but I'm currently sitting at 207 and can't seem to lose the weight no matter what I've tried. I've started doing more cardio, eating less, and drinking more...

RampagingSloth‎, 05-01-2018 04:37 PM
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Smile cardio and weight or cardio in morning weights afternoon

As it says in the title I do a hour on free weights and machine and half a hour cardio will I benefit if I did cardio a hour in the morning at 6 then a 1pm a hour of weight let me know guys

rikymonchiko‎, 10-27-2013 12:37 AM
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Too confused by how to get in shape; contradictory information is making me hopeless

So, I’ve been trying to cut/bulk on-and-off for about two years now. I have made some small progress (i.e. going from not being able to bench the bar to being able to bench 75lbs easily; I know, that’s weak as hell, but still progress of some kind) but for the most part I’ve gotten nowhere, at...

TableWax‎, 05-07-2018 01:17 PM
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Anyone else have those annoying friends who don't know anything about fitness?

I have this one friend who never really goes to the gym and eats whatever. He's pretty skinny but has very little muscle. Anyway, dude can be annoying as hell. Like when I first started going to the gym and buying protein, he's like "what you doing that for? You don't need to lose any weight. You...

pantera18‎, 03-15-2018 09:30 AM
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what is your mind set ?

we all know it's alot harder for us natural bodybuilders to make progress. we all hit plateus eventualy. we have to work extra hard to get past plateaus . we have to pay extra attention to how we go about things. my question is what is your mind set ? like i said we all will hit a wall sooner or...

havok77‎, 07-06-2012 12:25 PM
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Having Trouble with Consistency

Hey guys long time lurker, first time poster. I have been going through bouts of depression since i was about 12. Thinking having a sculpted body would boost my self-esteem by brother tried to get me to work out with him since I was 15. Only until after he was gone (to a college halfway across...

ThatGuyWhoDoes‎, 04-17-2018 06:34 AM
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Has a fictional character ever inspired you to do something?

Has a fictional character ever inspired you to do something such as reach a goal? If so then who? Why and how did they inspire you? What did they inspire you to do?

Boss7894‎, 04-22-2018 03:43 PM
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Unhappy losing streak

Hey! My name is Carmen and I'm a student of law degree. I've been working out consistently for about a year (without seeing the results that I expected), going on a Power Hypertrophy Upper Lower routine (4 days a week). The thing is that the last month I have been feeling a huge lack of motivation,...

carmen00‎, 04-10-2018 03:05 AM
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Great news. Looks like my bodybuilding comeback.

Just want to share some great news. I returned to bodybuilding!! (after about 6 years lag. prior to that worked out 21 years.) And I know I returned. I know I returned. I can't believe the practical results I have already experienced. Muscle coming in nightly and daily. Fat is shifting...

joanne00‎, 04-16-2018 10:21 AM
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