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12/13/12 9:28 A

I'd like to see the OP come back and respond.

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12/13/12 3:17 A

I think that we all go through our slumps, let excuses keep us from working out, get frustrated with the slow progress...etc. But being fit is not something that you can just quit, even if you take a break from it then you can come back. Some people lose their motivation and stop working out then feel guilty about it so they never go back to working out and that should not be the case.

I am not a fan of this cold weather, I like to go for runs but when the air feels like it is freezing your lungs then I quit for a while...It is hard starting back You just have to keep remembering that even a little workout is better than nothing and I do not want to go back to being so out of shape...

ITSMATT Posts: 40
12/12/12 1:46 P

I think that for me the motivation is twofold -

First, there are things I can't do or don't feel comfortable doing at my current weight.

Second, I don't want to be an obese guy in my old age. That just complicates life unnecessarily. I've seen too many old guys hefting 100+ extra pounds with bad joints and feet and diabetes and neuropathy. Those things suck.

Don't want to be that guy.

And, I can do something about it. So why wouldn't I?

Make it a great day!

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12/7/12 7:49 P

Staci is the word, all right!

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12/5/12 7:56 A

Oh man, I have one word about Staci.

ERICWS SparkPoints: (8,307)
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12/5/12 6:06 A

Since you are amongst friendly people: how about posting why you feel unmotivated? Maybe that can help you understand that and help focus some people's suggestions for you. There are plenty of very smart people with a wealth of nutritional and fitness-related experience here. I have learned a lot from them.

Try to figure it out, and ask some questions.

Has anyone else ever read I like it as well.

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,067
12/4/12 3:00 P

I've been unmotivated lately mainly because I have this stupid cold or sinus infection that won't go away. I've been contantly blowing my nose for over a week now. I can't afford to go to the doctor and Obama care hasn't kicked in yet, if it's all what it's cracked up to be, we will have to see. Anyways, it's hard to be motivated sometimes so I know how you feel. Christmas is coming and I love to bake goodies, so I will be so tempted. Hang in there. After all, 5 seconds of pleasure on the lips is not better than 24/7 of looking good. Something like that, the saying goes.

RIVETPA Posts: 1,177
12/4/12 8:21 A

It's an easy time of year to get unmotivated! Christmas is busy, winter is coming and the weather is usually sucky. Lots of things to hang your hat on to say not today, maybe tomorrow.

I find you have to dig deep, remember what it is you are trying to accomplish. I also agree that once you force yourself to start exercising it's easy to do more - you just need that kickstart to get going in the first place.

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12/3/12 3:54 P

Agree with both of these posts. I did exactly this. Whenever I decided I was "too busy" to track or "too tired" to exercise, it was time to have a sit down with myself.

My minimum exercise goal was 20 jumping jacks. If I was "too busy" or "too tired" for that, I had some real life issues to work out. Fortunately, 20 jumping jacks always turned into more.

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12/3/12 3:23 P

Adding to my initial thought: set a small goal for yourself and then try to reach it- whatever it may be. The small success can lead to a boost in morale and motivation to continue to build on succes after success.

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12/1/12 8:59 P

Maybe it's time to ask yourself "why am I unmotivated?"

Because only you can find your motivation, and nobody else can do that for you, maybe you can decide why you aren't, and attack that first.

Good luck- go get it.

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12/1/12 12:03 A

I tried getting this wight loss thing going, but am completely unmotivated. Any suggestions?

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