How to get motivated?

  • Hi guys I wonder how you get motivation to stay in the line of training?

    khemsmtl   by: khemsmtl
  • 2 votes
    JimmyinTucson  almost 2 years ago by: JimmyinTucson

    I'm 61 and was having some hip pain. My doctor said either lose about 100 lbs or plan on hip surgery. I'm a pastor in a local church and several of my seniors have had hip surgery. Knowing what is involved in the recovery process, it was a no-brainer decision. Daily Burn is the easier and less intensive route!

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    antidiva  almost 2 years ago by: antidiva

    For one thing, it's important to do a variety of things and find exercises you enjoy so exercise is fun rather than a chore. For instance, I tend to gravitate toward kickboxing videos because I find them so much fun, but I also mix it up with running, hiking, tennis, and other outdoor things I enjoy, and occasionally I'll go to the gym so I can try out different exercise equipment. I've also tried out tons of different workout videos, as I'm always looking for new routines and exercises. Daily Burn is cool because it has lots of ways to mix it up and challenge myself. I like that it has a competitive element in the challenges, that kind of stuff motivates me, too.

    Secondly, I'm turning 40 next year, and I'm determined to hit that age feeling strong and fit, so that helps :o)

  • 1 vote
    jojoleb  over 1 year ago by: jojoleb

    For me, it's hard! I just take it one day at a time. I don't worry about yesterday's work out or tomorrow's work out, just today's.

    I try to go with the Nike "Just Do It" or the P90 "Just Push Play." I find that I have about 1000 excuses for not working out on a daily basis, but if I just get started all the excuses go away. Motivation is less important for me than just getting up and going. If I start, I end up finding the energy to finish.

    You don't have to feel like you have to have a perfect workout every day. Some days you'll be able to bring it and others not so much. If you don't have time for a long workout, do a short one. If you don't feel like you can go at full tilt, do an easier workout or stretch. But when I miss my workout altogether, I feel worse for it--my energy level is down and I feel blah.

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    Candice1  over 1 year ago by: Candice1

    I put up on my wall my skinny jeans that i used to fit in! I would suggest putting visual representations of the reasons you wanted to exercise in places where you can see them everyday. These constant reminders worked for me! Hope this helps!

    • shell55
      shell55 over 1 year ago

      Wow, I truly like that idea. I have a pair of jeans I bought like 3 years ago that I've never been able to fit. I'm going to take them out the closet! Thanks!

    • amyaldecoa
      amyaldecoa over 1 year ago

      thats what i used to do but i want to get to be a size smaller tha my skinny jeans thats i used to fit

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    keairal  over 1 year ago by: keairal

    I stay motivated because my purpose is to inspire others to stay health and fit, so that definitely keeps me on my toes as a trainer. If I talk the talk, I definitely have to walk the walk :-) It definitely takes discipline and also realizing how important your health is. If you don't have that, you don't have anything in my opinion.

    • amyaldecoa
      amyaldecoa over 1 year ago

      keairal i cant seem to keep up with some of the moves in your workouts do u have a helpful tip

    • keairal
      keairal over 1 year ago

      My advice would be to just KEEP trying. The more you practice it, the better you get at it! Start off with the modified steps then eventually you will get the hang of it!

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