What Keeps You Motivated
- 01-23-2008, 10:56 PM
- 01-23-2008, 11:18 PM
Bullsh!tt!ng with the chuckleheads on AM
Compliments when someone knows how hard you're working.
Working with people who are also in the gym every day.
The release from the daily grind.
Looking at where I am compared to where I was."I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
- 01-24-2008, 08:37 AM
01-24-2008, 09:07 AM
I'm motivated by myself. I'm motivated for my son. I'm motivated because of the people that told me "you cant" or "you will never". I'm motivated for the kid who gets picked on in school, in hopes he/she can relate to me and have hope.
01-24-2008, 10:15 AM
01-24-2008, 10:19 AM
01-24-2008, 05:33 PM
01-24-2008, 05:56 PM
01-24-2008, 06:04 PM
I started bodybuilding my senior year when as a junior, my friend who was lifting looked like a "Man" while I still had the body of a boy. Now I just love it. I think it's just natural to enjoy something you're naturally successful at.
NSCA - CSCS
01-24-2008, 07:57 PM
01-24-2008, 09:46 PM
Lifting everyday keeps me motivated. Lifting makes me feel good, which helps me make better decisions, which brings me right back to the gym the next day. Its a perfect circle.
I guess my desire to be and stay happy keeps me motivated.
Unfortunately, I'm on the injured list for a few days, so I'm a little edgy right now. If I don't heal within a weak I will get really irritable.
01-24-2008, 09:51 PM
01-24-2008, 10:11 PM
01-25-2008, 03:55 AM
Fear of the fat (I have an obese father)
Keeps me motivated to eat better
Fear of not having the strength to get myself or someone else out of a fire
Seeing someone I haven't seen in awhile and getting the verbal response of "wow, you've been really working out"
01-25-2008, 09:04 AM
I forgot one:
"I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
01-25-2008, 12:36 PM
01-31-2008, 12:33 AM
Music and aggression. I take my anger out in the gym. Always. It's much better, safer, less expensive, and beneficial than punching the wall, or worse, someone. My gym is open 24 hours a day, which is a godsend. I've been known to have a very unpleasant night, so I'll go to the gym and lift heavy for a little bit. I'll come home, get a bite to eat, watch some tv, shower, then go to bed. I love the feeling of being in the gym. I always look forward to going.
01-31-2008, 05:40 AM
I'm closing in on 40 and I am dating a 22year old
Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for life. Lao Tse 6th century BC
01-31-2008, 06:01 AM
01-31-2008, 09:08 AM
01-31-2008, 09:33 AM
I'm motivated first and foremost by a desire to look good for me. I also have a company to represent so I have to be in top shape for shows. Its a good role model for my kids.
01-31-2008, 10:02 AM
I was in a serious accident in the summer which could have easily taken my life (T-Boned by a semi). Previously I think it was just an honest love for lifting that kept me motivated, now it's more the thought that I need to appreciate my opportunity.
01-31-2008, 12:34 PM
Being "SERIOUSLY" injured REEAAALLY makes you appreciate having a functional, healthy body.
NSCA - CSCS
01-31-2008, 01:52 PM
I'm motivated by the desire to do what everyone told me I was too skinny to do, and thats get big. Everytime someone told me I was skinny, slim (nice way of saying skinny if you ask me), or just small I tucked it away. Now I have a large library of reasons.
01-31-2008, 01:57 PM
01-31-2008, 02:26 PM
01-31-2008, 02:30 PM
01-31-2008, 02:31 PM
01-31-2008, 02:54 PM
1) Feeling good (mentally and physically)
2) Looking good
3) Lifestyle is awesome
4) Habit (I'm so used to doing it everyday)
01-31-2008, 03:11 PM
01-31-2008, 03:13 PM
01-31-2008, 03:17 PM
If you don't exude confidence then you appear to have extreme low social value; the dude who walks into the room and is honestly friends with anybody appears pretty appealing. Then instead of thinking "why are you talking to me?" the girl is thinking "why aren't 'I' talking to 'him'". One common stereotype about women I think is true is they are more intuitive than males. If you lack confidence, you give off subconscious cues in your body language and they will shut you down in their mind before you ever approach them.
01-31-2008, 07:01 PM
It used to be a quest for perfection, but after I fixed what was wrong on the inside, I continued on a journey to build the best temple I know how. Its me against me in the gym.
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