How do you stay motivated?
- 02-24-2019, 07:05 PM
How do you stay motivated?
Iíve been feeling a lot like screw it lately but want to continue on going. Ive been training for 5 years and want to compete. Itís just lately Iím so demotivated. I work 60 hours a week and in my spare time i just want to relax but when Iím relaxing I feel like **** and feel like I should be training or working on my own ventures. How do you all stay slaying day in and day out?
- 02-24-2019, 08:39 PM
02-24-2019, 10:16 PM
Itís purely up to you if you go. There is really nothing we can tell you that will help you stay motivated.
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02-24-2019, 11:42 PM
I try to just stay focused on the goal. Off days/weeks happen. Part of life sometimes. I work a very similar work schedule. Takes a lot out of me. I’m not always as consistent as I want to be. I tend to go through periods of highs and lows, where work is a bit easier and training is better and vice versa. Key is if you get off track, don’t be too discouraged about it and get back on the plan as soon as you can. Can’t waste time worrying about what you didn’t do yesterday. You can only control right now. I basically just focus on doing the best I can on a given day/week. Not always consistent 100%, but that’s life for ya.
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02-25-2019, 02:48 AM
02-25-2019, 06:09 AM
02-25-2019, 01:47 PM
You cannot stay motivated for ever. Discipline is what is left after motivation is over
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02-25-2019, 02:49 PM
02-25-2019, 08:58 PM
Itís definitely a lot of discipline over the motivation...I wake up well before everyone in my house to get it done and out of the way! Less time for excuses or conflicts! Plenty of times where I am literally praying for the strength and energy to get it done!
The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Isaiah 40:28b-29
02-26-2019, 07:41 AM
I always feel guilty too when I miss my planned workout, but also I just feel lazy if I've skipped the gym for more than 2 days, even when it's a forced rest.
02-26-2019, 12:41 PM
Sometimes when I start to not be motivated I start doing 3 weeks on one week off. I train hard 3 weeks then I take a total week off and by the time that week is over my mind and body starts missing the training on it's own. Sometimes you have to give yourself a break mentally and physically! I ran that for 6 months I really believe I was able to put on more muscle with the off time!
02-27-2019, 12:43 PM
02-27-2019, 12:46 PM
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02-28-2019, 12:36 AM
02-28-2019, 12:38 AM
02-28-2019, 09:45 AM
Motivation comes and goes for me as well, especially for those 4am workouts before my 10 hour day at work. Caffeine anyone?
02-28-2019, 12:53 PM
02-28-2019, 01:35 PM
03-01-2019, 01:39 AM
I go out and have fun now and again. Whether its out with some friends on a weekend or by myself at a bar. Being discplined is great, but you can overdo it, and some fun is necessary or you miss out on life.
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03-02-2019, 08:54 AM
I don't think it's a good idea to rely on being motivated or excited about training to get you to turn up for your workouts. That's what drives the new year resolution crowd that are at the gym all the time in January then by March they've disappeared.
Working out for me is just like brushing my teeth or wiping my arse. Just do it and don't think about it.
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03-06-2019, 03:13 PM
Iím going to say something different than anybody else here but I really think you should just try doing something different.
I am one of the few CrossFit people on this board and I would definitely say it keeps me going every single day. For the competition with others in my gym and the competition with myself. My ****tiest days are still days that I make an hour to come to the gym and get it out. Also nice part being that itís only an hour.
It will get you in shape, motivate you, make you new friends, and if youíre single, get you some new strange.
Just my $0.02
03-06-2019, 03:26 PM
All the people that signed up for the gym in January are now gone. Only the regular hardcore show up.
03-09-2019, 12:40 PM
03-09-2019, 12:44 PM
If you want, DM me and I can help you do some local research as to what gyms in your area are good and which are bad.
Iíve been doing it since 2010 and am in the best shape of my life.
Iíve met some of my best friends at my gym and when I donít feel motivated, as we all do, they keep me going. Friendly competition everyday.
03-09-2019, 01:00 PM
I see working out as a therapeutic endevaor rather some pursuit of aesthetics. So exercising is more of a journey rather than a limited venture with an end goal.
"A dumbbell is a man's best friend"
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