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Postby Mandie » Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:11 pm

Okay, I know this kind of thread has been done to death. But I'm sitting here, in my workout clothes, and I just can't bring myself to actually do some exercise!

Reasons why I should get up and go...
1. I will feel better afterwards
2. I can come here and brag that I worked out!
3. I need to improve my fitness and every little bit helps

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help, I need more!
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:16 pm

4. you want to live a longer healthier life
5. if you want to have kids one day you need to be in great health
6. everyone will be so proud of you for doing the exercise
7. you are a role model on the forum for your star challenge so you need to workout so we can see more stars!
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Postby sassi » Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:30 pm

8. exercise helps your skin to glow (not just from the sweat)
9. you won't feel guilty eating later
10. the more you exercise, the more energy you get
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Postby grugwashere » Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:43 pm

you will feel Fabulous instead of guilty for not doing any

you will be a little closer to your goal
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Postby Mandie » Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:25 pm

You've done it! Thanks everyone! :)

I've set myself a time, and I'm going to the gym at 1.30pm (that's in two hours).

I don't want to go now, because I'm hungry and I get faint if I exercise without eating... and I don't wanna collapse at the gym! So I will have lunch, have time for it to go down, then go at 1.30pm. I've even set my alarm!

Thanks for the motivation.. I can always count on this forum to help me out :D
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:32 pm

good on you mandie, enjoy yourself!
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Postby grugwashere » Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:33 pm

Good Stuff, have fun at the Gym!
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Postby Coach Steer » Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:39 am

Hi Mandie,

Good job on getting to the gym. But you might also want to ask yourself why you don't LOOK FORWARD to your exercise. There are a ton of things you can do to make your training enjoyable. Maybe you have not yet found the modality which turns you on and gets you excited about training.

You may also want to switch your mindset from "working out" to "training." The former intimates sloughing away at a one-off session, while the latter implies an ongoing effort towards a definable goal. Obviously, training sounds a lot more motivating than working out... :D

I'm new here so I hope this post isn't too forward.

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Postby Mandie » Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:10 pm

Thanks for that! I might look at it as training.. that's a good idea...

I think I just suffer from boredom and a really short attention span. I listen to music when I'm on the cross trainer and that really helps - couldn't do it without!

What I would LOVE is a personal trainer, one who could push me really hard, and take me out and about in parks and on the beach and things, doing different stuff all the time... I'd love that... but I can't afford it yet :( next year, when I'm earning a bit of money I will get into that i think!

If you have any other ideas to help motivate me, please share :D
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Postby milkyway » Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:22 pm

I totally get that whole boring aspect of spending time on equipment. How about 5 mins on the stepper, the rower, the cross trainer, the bike and the tready? 25 mins down, just like that...

Or any chance of getting a gym buddy? Someone who can share time with you at the gym?

Or how about doing a group exercise class like Body Pump etc? I'm you're anything like me and daunted by aerobics because you've been cursed with 2 left feet, I've found that some of the group exercise classes don't require too much co-ordination :) I find that hour of group exercise just flies by...
Just keep moving! And don't be lazy...
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Postby Kitty kat » Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:12 pm

I totally agree with Coach Steer! "Training" sounds far better than "working out". "Training" sort of implies that you're a work in progress. I think i like looking at my body as one that's "under construction".

I've started jogging again, so i'm just gonna look at it as "training" to get the body that i want and deserve.
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Postby reester33 » Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:43 pm

I used to have a PT and I would always tell people I was "training" to be an ambo....must of worked....cos here I am! :lol: Plus my PT was really fun even though she was pushing me hard. I really didn't want to stop but I couldn't afford it at the time. Now I have the money I can't find a PT where I spend most of my time because it's in a rural town. :cry:

I kept fit before that by dancing (about 10 years of it). So what they say about motivation....finding something that you enjoy....that's important. But if you're short of funds that can be a problem.

Hey, I have a few more reasons why you should exercise....
*It decreases your apetite (unless it's swimming! lol)
*It raises your basal metabolic rate so you burn more kj's at rest!
*One small step for mankind.....one giant leap to tone my behind! :lol:

Hmmm.....I might make that last one my new signature! :lol:

:) M
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Postby shelbel » Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:51 pm

*One small step for mankind.....one giant leap to tone my behind!

I love it!!! I shoud carry those words with me always!!! LOL
Highest Weight - 93kgs
Current Weight - 68.3kgs
Goal Weight - 65kgs

The wise man Stephen King once said - The only way to go on, is to go on. To say 'i can do this' even when you know you cant

You'll find me in the almost there section :)
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