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Old 03-19-2014, 07:28 PM   #1
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ugh, lately i've been lacking motivation to go to the gym. I used to go straight after work because it was easier for me however lately i've been going around 7-9 because it's less busy but unfortunately that gives me about 2 hrs to hang around at home and "get sleepy" before going to the gym.

currently battling with my guilt for not going and my comfort & sleepy feelings... blah. I hate it when I get like this. Anyway, I came on here to get some motivation and I think it worked - I'm headed to the gym NOW despite my tiredness and I'll report back when I'm done.
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:37 PM   #2
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:38 PM   #3
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Oh, well that's ok, we all lose our motivation all once in a while its part of our growing process as individuals and strong women. Instead of starting so late, why not stick to your routine? But right after work, take a 30 minute cat nap, be woken up by a timer, and you'll feel better and more refreashed. Even just ten minutes of peace and quiet and can your whole outlook from before. Keep that motivation, motivation is key to losing weight. Good luck!
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One of the sayings that bounces around on this forum is "You don't need motivation, just commitment." Commitment is what gets you through the days when you just. don't. want. to. get. out. of. bed. I've had a few of those days lately.

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Old 03-19-2014, 10:56 PM   #5
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That's a great tip about commitment. I'll definitely keep it in mind. I might also try that power nap after work too - i'm trying to ween myself off my afternoon dose of caffeine too so that's not helping lol.

So i went, I didn't do my full cardio (supposed to do 45-50 minutes but i did 35) but I did the rest of my work out and felt really good afterwards. Glad I went.

It's kind of pathetic but I bought a parking pass (only 15$ for four months total) for the gym even though I live a less than ten minute walk away from it ... my reasoning is this has been the coldest winter Ottawa's had in 20 years and I know myself enough to know that I would NOT be battling a blizzard face-first to get to the gym, so I guess any little thing that helps me get there is worth it in the end, right? Also because I was going directly after work and it gave me a reason not to go home first to drop of my car, get comfy and then not go to the gym haha.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:13 AM   #6
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Good job pushing through the tiredness. It would be very difficult for me to go back out to the gym in the situation you describe so: WELL DONE YOU!
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I find that if I put on my sneakers and workout clothes immediately when I wake up I eventually get to exercising no matter what time it is. Because I feel like an idiot taking off my sneakers without a workout. Dress the part.
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One of the sayings that bounces around on this forum is "You don't need motivation, just commitment." Commitment is what gets you through the days when you just. don't. want. to. get. out. of. bed. I've had a few of those days lately.

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^^this!

I've also seen it put like this: Motivation gets you started. Dedication is what gets you to goal!

Good luck!
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