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3/11/10 11:47 A

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One thing that has help me a lot when I was not motivated to work out was getting a work out buddy. If it is going to the gym or just walking around the block. If you know someone is counting on you to work out you are less likely to make up reasons not go. It has helped me. Sweets

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3/2/10 11:58 P

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Well, I'm kind of in a rut right now too. I used to be really motivated but now I am like blah about it. I've been asking for help on the boards and stuff, and the thing they keep saying is you'll have good days and you'll have bad days; that's pretty much always going to be the case. But, you can choose what you do. You can choose to act on your feelings ie. tired, bored, disinterested, or you can choose to do what you know is best for your body. Kind of mind over matter... I was also advised to give myself a little collage of things that represent my goals (like a cute guy since I want a bf, or a running girl since I want to run a 5K). Just that sort of thing. :)

idk if that helps. maybe just trying to keep everything in perspective and not getting caught up in the moment is the key. :)

"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together."

- Vincent Van Gogh

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2/18/10 10:29 A

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Hey there Britney, first you have to ask yourself what's going on in your life? Has your stress increased? Are you not taking your vitamins? You've shifted and not in the direction you wanted to go, so you have to do some soul searching as to what is the possible source of this problem.

Sometimes we get so overwhelmed with life, that doing anything not sleep related seems appalling. But I would suggest that even when you don't feel like working out, you should say to yourself "okay, just some light cardio" or "I'll just walk around the block just once" once you do that, you will not want to stop and before you know it you'll be sweating. Get a work out buddy, let people know about your plans/goals for this month. This will hold you accountable; it's our human nature to go through with something once we've put it out in the universe. We're worried what others may think, in this case this is a good thing-because YOU will benefit from it.

Start listening to some upbeat music an hour or 30 mins before your usual workout time. You know the type that makes you start busting a move like "Usher!" now with this energy build up, the couch will not be the place your booty will want to go.

Hope this helps, I've been in the same position as you. But remember at the end it's mind over matter!
Good luck and I know you will get groove back, hit me up if you ever need anything.

Edited by: MZMONILOVE at: 2/18/2010 (10:32)
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2/18/10 10:10 A

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Hey everyone. I was doing so well. I went to the gym religiously ate on purpose, but now....

I don't know what's happen. I talk myself out of the gym. I haven't lost a pound. I keep gaining and loosing the same two pounds for a week and a half. This has been going on for too long. I have goals that I want to reach. I wanted to get to 20lbs this month and I don't know any more.

I need some tips to get my drive back.

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