Lost my inspiration

  1. New Member
    prettynginger's Avatar
    Stats
    5'6"  156 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    35
    Level
    2
    Lv. Percent
    68.5%

    Lost my inspiration


    I started off well at the gym and now ive lost my enthusiasm :-( I've got to go to the gym after work and by that time I'm so tired :-(

    How do I get out of that and become more active and energised and get my butt in the gym after work??

    Please help xxx

  2. Professional Member
    gokix811's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    4,708
    Rep Power
    1691133
    Level
    64
    Lv. Percent
    21.03%
    Achievements Reputation ProReputation AuthorityPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by prettynginger View Post
    I started off well at the gym and now ive lost my enthusiasm :-( I've got to go to the gym after work and by that time I'm so tired :-(

    How do I get out of that and become more active and energised and get my butt in the gym after work??

    Please help xxx
    I'm kind of in the same boat as you. I went on vacation a few weeks ago and ever since I've been back my workouts have been lacking. I went from working out 5-6 days a week to 2-3 days a week within a 2 week span. It's been 2 weeks and I'm only starting to push myself again. These bumps in the road will happen. The great thing is you can do something about it. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off, re-evaluate your goals, change your workouts so you don't get bored, and start anew. Just want you to know that you're not alone, and to keep at it, because you deserve it.
  3. New Member
    ludbg's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  185 lbs.
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Age
    28
    Posts
    147
    Rep Power
    1523
    Level
    11
    Lv. Percent
    34.32%
    Achievements Reputation Pro

    maybe try to workout before you go to work. thats what my buddy started doing because he felt like crap after work. also try taking some pre workout supp after work to give u some energy.
    •   
       

  4. New Member
    prettynginger's Avatar
    Stats
    5'6"  156 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    35
    Level
    2
    Lv. Percent
    68.5%

    I was going to go in the morning, but because of work schedules and family life I'm not able to :-( I really want to improve my self esteem and body but find it hard to find the motivation and it's getting me down!
  5. Senior Member
    jherman08's Avatar
    Stats
    5'8"  199 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,595
    Rep Power
    4622
    Level
    29
    Lv. Percent
    88.7%
    Achievements Reputation ProPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by prettynginger View Post
    I was going to go in the morning, but because of work schedules and family life I'm not able to :-( I really want to improve my self esteem and body but find it hard to find the motivation and it's getting me down!
    The most important thing to do is keep at it regardless of the intensity. Even if you just do half or 1/3 of what you were doing, when you come back around to hitting it 100% you will still be steps ahead instead of 2 steps back as when you first started. Good luck I wish you well, I deal with this often although bodybuilding is my only hobby. From personal experience, taking a week or two off doesn't give you that hunger to train at 100% intensity. You have to want it mentally and time away usually equals taking steps backward in progress.
    Truth
  6. Banned
    ck Black's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    163
    Rep Power
    0
    Level
    11
    Lv. Percent
    35.47%

    I say order a good supplement For working out either it be fat loss or what ever u prefer. It will prolly make u look FOWARD to seeing results . Unless ur already taking good supps
  7. Diamond Member
    T-Bone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    16,119
    Rep Power
    5054029
    Level
    95
    Lv. Percent
    79.09%
    Achievements Reputation ProReputation AuthorityReputation VeteranReputation RoyaltyPosting ProPosting AuthorityPosting Veteran

    Maybe try working out before work.
  8. Board Sponsor
    Rodja's Avatar
    Stats
    5'10"  220 lbs.
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Age
    30
    Posts
    23,194
    Rep Power
    945900
    Level
    92
    Lv. Percent
    13.72%
    Achievements Reputation ProReputation AuthorityPosting ProPosting AuthorityPosting VeteranPosting Royalty

    My wife had the same problem of being tired after work. However, once I got her to start taking a protein shake about 90 minutes before she went to the gym, she started having more motivation and improved performance. Although she doesn't always use it, I also got her to start taking a 200mg caffeine tab if she was really tired.
    M.Ed. Ex Phys
  9. New Member
    prettynginger's Avatar
    Stats
    5'6"  156 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    35
    Level
    2
    Lv. Percent
    68.5%

    Got my motivation back :-) looking to start hitting the gym like I'm meant to.

    I'm looking to change my routine a bit-mixing it up...

    I will be going to the gym Wednesday-Sunday (due to family and things-Monday and Tuesday will be my rest days)

    So... I want to start off with cardio on a Wednesday (cross trainer, bike and swimming)

    And now I need your help... I want to loose weight and tone up, so do I do alternate cardio days such as Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and on the other days do kettle bell, viper, push ups??

    Still new to the gym, so still not 100% confident but want to be.

    Any help with a regime would be great and how many calories a day should I be eating? I'll also be starting to have a protein drink after gym?

    I hate sounding clueless but we have to start somewhere :-) and today's the day xxx
  10. Senior Member
    StangBanger's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  200 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    1,298
    Rep Power
    17363
    Level
    28
    Lv. Percent
    4.64%
    Achievements Reputation ProPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by prettynginger View Post
    Got my motivation back :-) looking to start hitting the gym like I'm meant to.

    I'm looking to change my routine a bit-mixing it up...

    I will be going to the gym Wednesday-Sunday (due to family and things-Monday and Tuesday will be my rest days)

    So... I want to start off with cardio on a Wednesday (cross trainer, bike and swimming)

    And now I need your help... I want to loose weight and tone up, so do I do alternate cardio days such as Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and on the other days do kettle bell, viper, push ups??

    Still new to the gym, so still not 100% confident but want to be.

    Any help with a regime would be great and how many calories a day should I be eating? I'll also be starting to have a protein drink after gym?

    I hate sounding clueless but we have to start somewhere :-) and today's the day xxx
    try myfitnesspal.com

    its a good start.
    Log of EPIC by FRL - http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplement-reviews-logs/202576-should-epic-frl.html
  11. Banned
    ck Black's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    163
    Rep Power
    0
    Level
    11
    Lv. Percent
    35.47%

    Quote Originally Posted by StangBanger

    try myfitnesspal.com

    its a good start.
    I just started this app about a week ago... Very good app man lost 4 pounds already ... Highly recommend
  12. Senior Member
    StangBanger's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  200 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    1,298
    Rep Power
    17363
    Level
    28
    Lv. Percent
    4.64%
    Achievements Reputation ProPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by ck Black View Post
    I just started this app about a week ago... Very good app man lost 4 pounds already ... Highly recommend
    make sure you re-adjust the carb/protein/fats... they set it up for the average bear.. if you train hard its not a good balance..
    Log of EPIC by FRL - http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplement-reviews-logs/202576-should-epic-frl.html
  13. Banned
    ck Black's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    163
    Rep Power
    0
    Level
    11
    Lv. Percent
    35.47%

    Quote Originally Posted by StangBanger

    make sure you re-adjust the carb/protein/fats... they set it up for the average bear.. if you train hard its not a good balance..
    Yea protein is set at 60 g , Def set too low but I just go over that amount ,
  14. Senior Member
    StangBanger's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  200 lbs.
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    1,298
    Rep Power
    17363
    Level
    28
    Lv. Percent
    4.64%
    Achievements Reputation ProPosting Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by ck Black View Post
    Yea protein is set at 60 g , Def set too low but I just go over that amount ,
    you can customize it keeping the cals the same and adjust percentage for macros....and put in like 40/20/20 or whatever you prefer... its in the options...
    Log of EPIC by FRL - http://anabolicminds.com/forum/supplement-reviews-logs/202576-should-epic-frl.html
  15. Banned
    ck Black's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    163
    Rep Power
    0
    Level
    11
    Lv. Percent
    35.47%

    Ic ic I'll def tweak this thing now that I know how thanks
  16. New Member
    Lexagon's Avatar
    Stats
    5'2"  170 lbs.
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    488
    Rep Power
    9648
    Level
    18
    Lv. Percent
    18.93%
    Achievements Reputation Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by StangBanger View Post
    try myfitnesspal.com

    its a good start.
    It's all mental, when you are ready to hit the gym you'll know. Sometimes you just have to push yourself a little. I used to workout after work (before they changed my schedule) and it was a struggle some days, but nothing a little caffeine doesn't fix. Something as simple as a small cup of coffee or tea can help too. Just a little to push you.


    Quote Originally Posted by ck Black View Post
    I just started this app about a week ago... Very good app man lost 4 pounds already ... Highly recommend
    Quote Originally Posted by ck Black View Post
    Ic ic I'll def tweak this thing now that I know how thanks
    Great program. I've been using it for 7 months or so ... dropped quite a few lbs already and found some great motivation. If you do start using it look me up (Lexagon). I'm always up for being motivational.
    Journal - http://anabolicminds.com/forum/female-fitness/199622-here-we-go.html#post3349653
  

  
 

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Inspiration to others - .never give up
    By The Matrix in forum Male Anti-Aging Medicine
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-04-2012, 01:30 AM
  2. Need inspiration? Here is a lesson on how to be kicka$$
    By Leggo my Ego in forum General Chat
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07-06-2007, 06:47 AM
  3. Inspiration
    By peece in forum Supplements
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-03-2007, 03:16 PM
  4. a little sunday inspiration for you guys
    By guyfromkop2 in forum Powerlifting/Strongman
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-10-2006, 02:22 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Log in
Log in