3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Fitness > Exercise!

Exercise! Love it or hate it, let's motivate each other to just DO IT!

Thread Tools
Old 06-01-2007, 09:44 PM   #1
I deserve to feel good!
wisher's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Northern New Jersey
Posts: 648

S/C/G: 250/225/150

Height: 5'5"

Default Good Advice

today when I was talking to a friend I was lamenting about how I hadn't been exercising much lately because I seem to have lost all motivation to do so. She said "motivation will only get you so far, and it usually disappears, it's simply the commitment to yourself that keeps you going."

That made me feel so much better! And it's so true, motivation comes and goes for me, but that commitment can be there all the time, whether I'm motivated to work out or not!
wisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2007, 10:08 AM   #2
Staying on track!!
shyla2001's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: texas
Posts: 389

S/C/G: 252/see ticker/175


Thanks for posting this. I, too, have lost my exercise motivation. This gives me something to think about.
Shawn ~ restart date ~ 6/11/12

PERSISTENCE - There is no giant step that does it. It's alot of little steps.
90% of a million small choices make a difference.
shyla2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2007, 10:16 AM   #3
Heather's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,704

S/C/G: 295/225/back to Onederland

Height: 5'5"


I really don't like to exercise. And my motivation definitely comes and goes. But every month I make a commitment to exercise a certain amount (it varies month to month), and I do my darnedest to live up to that commitment.

Most months I only just make my goal or am a mere 5-10 minutes over. But I nearly always DO make it. Commitment works for me in a way motivation never did.

My 5 C's of healthy living: Commitment to conscious control, with the understanding that choices have consequences
Heather is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2007, 10:24 AM   #4
3 + years maintaining
rockinrobin's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 12,070

S/C/G: 287/120's

Height: 5 foot nuthin'


I couldn't agree more. Without a doubt, motivation comes and goes as it is HARD to sustain day after day. Next to impossible in fact. It's that absolute commitment to a better and healthier life that is needed. Cause once you make a commitment to something - that's it, you've got no choice but to see it through.
rockinrobin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2007, 11:40 AM   #5
Domestic Engineer
jelynn's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 1999
Posts: 1,026


I totally agree- and feel like this line of thinking is making the difference for me this time.

jelynn is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:18 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2