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

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 10:04 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 11:38 AM
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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 08:35 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 05:00 PM
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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 04:03 PM
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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 02:34 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 03:50 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 06:19 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 09:12 AM
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Breakup messing up my gains

Basically, my simp beta ass, gave everything I had to this bish till I had nothing left, then she proceeded to leave me at my lowest. I got fired from the most awesome job I had, now a felon, borderline suicidal (really wish I was kidding), and overall just a waste of space atm. My bad for the long...

alistair381‎, Yesterday 05:18 AM
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Novice losing strength on FIRST week of cut

Just a few days ago I decided to start cutting. Haven't really been counting cals, just eating a 200 cal breakfast, fast from breakfast to 8pm, eat a big dinner, and make sure i get enough protein. I've been feeling a little cold and out of it but my energy has pretty much stayed the same. This...

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Quit alcohol and gaming to help reach goals, bored constantly?

Literally stopped drinking and gaming cold turkey a few months ago. Was wasting down time. Now I have plenty of time for exercise. And I’m actually losing weight since cutting out alcohol. But now I’m constantly unmotivated and bored. I feel good in the middle of lifting and exercising but...

havoc713‎, Yesterday 03:40 PM
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When caffine and stress aren't enough to keep you going?

So most days I'll be able to motivate myself solely off of caffeine and dealing with the stress from work and personal life. Lately I've found that unless I continually watch videos to keep myself wanting to train then I start to go into a slump. Obviously I can't live on YouTube or stay in the...

AGuyNamedSully‎, Yesterday 01:21 PM
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Sliding back to old habits

I'm having a really hard time the past couple of weeks of staying on track during the weekends. I think I've been a little depressed/feeling down lately and it's been a little tough to try to get myself eating what I need to and getting my workouts in/really trying during my workouts. Anyone...

ChristineMN‎, 02-20-2018 09:51 AM
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Moved: CoddNattys log. Return of the physique.

CoddNATTY‎, 02-20-2018 01:44 PM
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Animated training montage

created an animated training montage of my eight year old niece, she's really getting into health and fitness, she's taken a shine to football (soccer) youtube.com/watch?v=Lf7MlLcPySs&feature=youtu.be

jalix‎, 02-21-2018 01:02 AM
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needing some motivation to get me through

beginner problem here, just finished my 3rd workout of my first week hitting the gym, not going to lie im finding it really tough and with every set i feel like giving up already i really need motivation, what keeps you going, what mindset do you approach the gym with, do you focus on anything...

tropical94‎, 02-16-2018 04:27 PM
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Home workout possibilities?

I have no equipment or anything. So if I just do squats, push ups, sit ups, crunches and all of the others daily, what will actually happen to my body? I don't have an unhealthy body right now, I am just a bit thin. I would really appreciate anyone's shared experiences and how doing things like...

PeteTidal‎, 02-06-2018 06:00 AM
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Unhappy In Beijing China, Isolated

Hi, I've been here in China for 2 months now and I feel unmotivated and hard to reach my bodybuilding goals. Not like back home I have family in the gym that support each others goals. We don't play around and talk in the gym, like we're not serious to reaching our body fat percentage...

moome1649‎, 01-19-2018 02:39 AM
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Can you spot difference.

First pic is jan 20 at 245 and second is feb 10 at 229. I don't feel like making any progress and just losing muscle. https://ibb.co/gVkTD7 https://ibb.co/cug76S

shadowrider123‎, 02-10-2018 08:27 AM
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Do I have wide hips?

Do you think I have wide hips or my waist is too narrow?

Schmidtivan19‎, 02-10-2018 07:29 PM
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Motivation for eating healthy/dieting?

I have been struggling with eating healthy. My goal since November 2016 was to lose weight, it seems my unhealthy eating has gotten in the way of that. After a long day at work, I find myself caving in to eat McDonald's, drink a coke, or open a bag of chips. Although I use a calorie app for...

akatoshfire‎, 01-31-2018 11:32 PM
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NO motivation. severe stretch marks. are they really as bad as I think?

https://imgur.com/a/ksh4M I feel absolutely devastated. I did nothing to deserve these marks, they were formed from steroid medication I had to take, I never see other guys with marks this bad. I feel deformed :(( Girls what would you think? How severe is this?

Broadcaster‎, 02-12-2018 05:34 PM
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Motivation and Alcoholism

I have all the motivation in the world but happen to be an alcoholic. I've done AA on and off but its hard to stick to being that I also have social anxiety (double whammy). I've been in the gym and off the bottle for 2 weeks now and feel great. I'm just afraid that without a solid recovery plan...

Air1983‎, 04-17-2011 03:01 PM
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Smile Went from 128.7 to 154 in 4 months and 20 days exactly.

When i started bodybuilding I weighed 58.5 kg (128.7) at 5 10' tall and I now weigh 70 kg (154) after 4 months and 20 days of lifting. When I look at myself in the mirror under the right lighting I can see a little definition in my upper two abs and a little sepration between my shoulders and my...

jooking‎, 02-12-2018 03:40 AM
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Overtrained, stressed or depressed?

Guys, I need some constructive, objective input on this if you can please...it seems my body/metabolism has rebelled against me and I no longer have answers. Apologies for the longish post: 2016 my fitness program was progressing nicely in line with goals/motivation - I was stepping up the...

noodledog‎, 02-11-2018 03:42 AM
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Daily Motivation 2018

I made this for anybody who wants to encourage someone and post their daily motivation for 2018 in this thread. Thanks. I will do my best to post on this thread daily as well until 2018 ends.

jackyallen‎, 01-05-2018 11:43 AM
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Skinny and Feeling self conscious at gym ?

It’s cool man I was there too like a month ago when I started I felt everyone was bigger then me was judging me cause I maybe wasn’t doing things properly. I was wrong that’s for sure the people I thought looking at me judging me eventually came up and gave me tips on how to properly do stuff, and...

JordonC1992‎, 02-08-2018 08:27 AM
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1 year transformation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sBYcEtYN6Y&t=7s 1 year, completely natty, would love any feedback negative or positive and a like would be so appreciated.

smithshreds‎, 02-07-2018 01:53 AM
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Need some help with my parents

Hello to everyone. I've been joining gym for 1,5 years, but my parents were never happy about this...they think that girls that lift become bigger and 'manly'. The fact is that I find myself there and I really enjoy going to the gym, but they don't understand and they say that this is just an...

Anastasiia7‎, 02-05-2018 11:48 AM
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Talking Song that Motivates you Today

There could be equally more songs and stars in the universe. It could be the lyrics, the groove, or just the clashing of the cymbals. What's that song that keeps you fighting today?

jackyallen‎, 01-23-2018 09:41 PM
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Emotional Motivation

Im a ****ing loser - Im just gonna quickly acknowledge that and get it out of the way here and hope I wont be met with too much abuse or criticism (although I welcome any cold hard hitting truths). Exactly a year ago my 6 month long relationship went up in flames when the morning after our 1st...

avelli‎, 01-28-2018 05:42 PM
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Working Out With Chronic Pain and Fatigue😞

After being in a really bad accident, and almost losing my leg, as-well as hurting my back, I'm now dealing with "Complex Regional Pain Syndrome," and possibly fibromyalgia. CRPS is essentially the nerves being damaged and mis-firing. I've had 5 surgeries, and more to come, but I've been left in so...

sledgurl07‎, 12-17-2017 08:44 PM
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my way of staying motivated

we're all human and everyday we don't all just wanna wake up and start our day right at 6:30 or 7. some of the things i do to help stay motivated to my diet,work,life,and working out, is to make weekly,monthly,and year goals. Not just for working out but your life as well. i fine the more I...

JordonC1992‎, 01-30-2018 02:42 PM
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