- 11-17-2010, 08:59 PM
Hey guys. I've been an on and off lifter pretty much all my life. Sometimes on for longer that off and vice versa. Basically, I got out of the military about 18 months ago and it's been hard to keep motivated. My new job, I have hardly anything to do for the last two hours and I think that makes it difficut, combined with the fact that I have no one who is willing or able to be my training partner, as most of my friends don't work out. I was wondering...what keeps everyone else out there motivated? A large issue for me, too, is that I'm not on any type of pro-hormones or steroids or anything like that anymore. I wanna stay away from that stuff now, but it really kinda helped me want to stay on track before because when that was a part of my day all day, I could keep motivated. Now, as I said, I'm just sitting towards the end of my work day, I have no person that is willing to be a workout partner for me, and I'm not taking any supplements. We all know the best motivation of staying healthy and looking good, but I don't think that alone is good for the common man. What do you guys do? Even if it's a good pre-workout shake that I can take at work. That may do some good. I hope someone out there can help. I appreciate any replies. Please don't judge! Haha.
- 11-17-2010, 09:02 PM
Have you tried setting specific goals for yourself for the next 3 months? 6 months?
I find that a lot of people that lack some motivation are lacking specific and attainable goals for a given time-frame. It's very easy to fall into a rut and feel like you're just treading water unless you have a specific task you're trying to complete.M.Ed. Ex Phys
11-17-2010, 09:45 PM
First, try to get someone...anyone to workout with you; I'm in the same boat though, I workout alone. Also, setting arbitrary goals does help too. I like to do CrossFit workouts and improve time, or a power lifting routine and improve weight. Then there's getting jacked up on caffeine and stimulants. If you started taking Jack3d before workouts, it will get you going guaranteed.
11-17-2010, 10:08 PM
I feel kind of stupid having not thought of setting goals. That was always a big help for me. I'll have to try and reincorporate that into my training plan. I don't know what has made it so difficult for me during the last while. I've been depressed lately as well. We don't need to get into that. Nothing I can't handle. Just woman issues. Plus now it's dark when I get off of work. It's just a bunch of stupid excuses that keep me from going. I haven't been active on AM since the old format either. Hopefully if I can get back into the forum that will help too. Thanks guys! I'll look into that supplement too!
11-18-2010, 02:53 PM
11-20-2010, 01:18 PM
ôLord, whom shall we go away to? You have sayings of everlasting life"- John 6:68
WHAT has science offered?
11-21-2010, 10:01 AM
As far as structure download the Advanced 5x5 spread**** and have at it!!
But after a cycle I lose A LOT of motivation, which is the worst time, too, usually after PCT. But after a good rest, some tired of looking/feeling "blah", I get back at it harder than before.
You prolly just need to change a few things to keep your interest.
I give a f**K!!
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