So basically I've had a string of "bad health" which started with a Hernia OP 14 months ago and a re-occuring upper back injury.
Prior to the op, I was training up to 5 days a week for a few months and had cut down to about 8% bf and had a pretty clean diet.
My job requires me to be pretty healthy/fit overall but I have lost my spark for the gym and my diet is out the window.
Im starting to get back into it REALLY slowly but I am finding it alot harder without my training partner(gone to another gym).
I was wondering what you guys felt was the best form of motivation to get you back into/keep you going at the gym?
Find a new training partner??
Check out motivational pics/vidoes??
Make a motivating music playlist for my workouts??
Struggling here brahs,
12-09-2012, 03:57 AM #1
Struggling to get motivated again. HELP/SUGGESTIONS PLEASE
12-14-2012, 03:59 PM #2
12-14-2012, 04:31 PM #3
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Long term motivation - think about how fat and physically worthless I used to be. Then I think about how much I like being me these day and how much easier things are mentally, emotionally, and physically thanks to all the long hours and hard work I've put into weightlifting. I mention all those things because training makes you develop more than just physically.
Short term motivation - Coffee"When you fall into a pit, you either die or get out."
12-14-2012, 08:30 PM #4
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Theres a million things you can do for day to day motivation. I find videos, photos, and quotes are just for amusement and guilt people into doing things they really don't want to do. It has to come from within. Health and fitness shouldn't be hobby, it needs to be a part of your life. Enjoy what you do and you won't need motivation. Just strive to be the best person you can be; that includes seeking internal happiness, improving your relationships, fulfilling goals. I think you are just still mentally down about the operation slowing you down. Dig deep and find that passion or spark. I guarantee you its still there.
My advice may be vague, but I don't have any quick fix for you. good luck brah!
12-14-2012, 11:25 PM #5
set goals. write them down. believe in them and achieve them. i think when you're in a rut it seems like everything's going to keep going bad and there's nothing you can do about it and on and on. if you stop and take the time to write down all the things you CAN do and goals you CAN set - you begin to realize there's still a lot to be motivated about.
one example - layne norton tore his pec and instead of feeling sorry for himself he used the upper body down time to really attack his legs and bring them up. always something that you can be doing to better yourself always. set up a plan man! you got this......barbell1.com - home of The Barbell1 Show - the only 5 day/wk Online Radio on building muscle
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12-17-2012, 01:39 AM #6
So I finally got around to setting up a workout plan/long term goals.
Managed to stick to the plan for the last 5 days feelsgoodman.jpg
Also got a few mates together for group training which is working pretty well so far.
Haven't felt this good/relaxed in a while.
I forgot how good workouts are for helping me release stress.
Thanks for the help guys! (would rep you all if i had any reps)
12-17-2012, 07:10 AM #7
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12-18-2012, 12:28 AM #12
Stay safe brahs. take up self.defense classes.
12-18-2012, 12:49 AM #13