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Old 05-04-2006, 08:41 AM   #1
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Default Where did my motivation go??

I have a gym membership, but I haven't been going. I'll wake up in the morning and get to work thinking "i'm going to go after work".. then by the end of the day I'm sitting here thinking "I have too much stuff to do, or I'm too tired"... HOW DO I GET OUT OF THIS???????????????????
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Old 05-04-2006, 09:06 AM   #2
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How about going to the gym before work? Then you've done your exercise for the day and nothing's going to come up at the end of the day to interfere. That's why I'm a morning exerciser - if I put it off, it just doesn't happen.

It's a great way to start off the day!
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Old 05-04-2006, 12:20 PM   #3
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I can't go to the gym of a morning, as I use public transport and have to leave for work at 7am, my gym doesn't open until then. Take your gym clothes with you to work, don't go home and then go to the gym, or the couch, telly and fridge will speak your name and you will be doomed. Promise yourself to go to the gym and stay 10 minutes. Once you have gone through the rigmarole of getting to the gym, changing your clothes and getting started, you will stay more than 10 minutes!!!

I much prefer to exercise of a morning, and lately I have been doing a different job and have been able to start later, it makes such a difference to my day.

Also, try booking into classes at the gym. I do this, because I don't want to let anyone down, if I have made an appointment like a class, I'm always going to turn up.
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Old 05-04-2006, 03:19 PM   #4
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If you can possibly get to the gym first thing in the morning, do it and get it over with. Pretty soon, you'll find that the morning workout energizes your whole day, and it will become its own motivation.

If you honestly can't get to the gym first thing in the morning, then follow Kykaree's advice and go straight from work. Just remember that once you get into the habit, your workouts will probably become something you really look forward to. Till then, just make yourself do it, the same way you make yourself brush your teeth, go to work, or clean up the kitchen even when you don't feel like it.
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Old 05-04-2006, 03:40 PM   #5
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When I started back into my exercise routine I slept in what I would wear to the gym. In the morning I brushed my teeth, threw my hair in a pony, put shoes on and left. No second guessing what I was doing. It got me into the routine of doing it and I never gave myself time to get distracted with other chores (or the cup of coffee!) Now I look forward to my workouts-And I don't have to sleep in my workout clothes anymore.

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Old 05-04-2006, 04:05 PM   #6
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Artsy my dear, that is dedication! And it's an AWESOME idea!!
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Old 05-04-2006, 04:29 PM   #7
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If you can manage the morning workout it is a good idea. I myself have morning sickness every morning (Iím not prego or anything, I just feel sick because itís morning ) and havenít been able to make it to the gym before work more than a handful of times. Me and 5am just donít get along. I take everything I need for the gym with me to work and I go right away as soon as I leave the office and get it done. I also enjoy the gym on weekends as I donít feel rushed and can take my time. I'm more motivated when I go to classes. Iíve been going to yoga, pilates, water aerobics, and plan to give spinning a try sometime this month.

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