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  • CANT SEEM TO GET MOTIVATED ENOUGHT TO GET OFF MY BUTT....

    20 posts, 13 voices, 1531 views, started Sep 30, 2008

    Posted on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 by Sam Iam

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    • Amethyst
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      I NEED SOME MOTIVATION, ITS THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS RIGHT ?? UNFORTUNATELY NOT FOR THIS SUBJECT.
      I NEED SOMEONE TO COME GET ME OFF MY BUTT AND SAY LET‘S GO...........



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          Loli Vasquez wrote Sep 30, 2008
        • Oh my God! I so hear you friend.. I haven’t been to the gym for about 3 months and I just can’t get back into it or I should say “I won’t” rather, after all nothing stops me, I have all the time in the world I’m out of work don’t have small children or demanding husband heck I don’t know what my excuse is!!! is it just plain laziness?

          Well Roxyfoxy let me know if you found inspiration and started exercising maybe you’ll motivate me!! good luck... lol

          Loly



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          Stephanie wrote Oct 1, 2008
        • sounds like a good bitch! lol What I do to get myself motivated is imagine what I want in my life for myself...for example think, what would really make you happy? Accomplishing something you have always had in the back of your mind? Doing charity work? Shopping till you drop?

          Whatever it is that you want out of live, give yourself incentive by mapping out what you want, which will motivate you to go after it.

          If you find yourself at loss for what you want, I suggest you begin reading some books that will get your mind flowing...and attend some town events where you can meet people and network a bit for fun, which could later turn into an opportunity..

          Let us know how everything goes!



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          Almostfive0 wrote Oct 1, 2008
        • Roxyfoxy and Loly too...lol,

          It is sooo hard to stay motivated...trust, I know.
          I read these tips in reaching your goals just yesterday. They can be applied to whatever goal you are trying to achieve and also help to keep you motivated. Hope they help.

          Foxyroxy,
          Try this exercise:  

          1. Describe what it is you want. You can’t get what you want until you can describe what it is.

          2. Explore your options. What did you learn from step 1? Take your realizations and turn them into real choices. Research using contacts that you know today or people you have‘nt met yet.

          3. Create your game plan. Take what you’ve gathered from this process and put these steps in a calander.

          a) What I want.
          b) When will I get what I want?
          c) The actions I will take to get there.

          4. Implement your plan. Keep the momentum going. Set daily, weekly, and monthly goals. Being persesistent and moving forward will help you reach your goal.

          5. Reach your goal. You’ve made it! Applaud yourself for your hard work and effort.

          My suggestion to you loly:
          Start small.
          Start reading fitness magazines and articles about the health benefits of fitness.
          Get moving by taking ten minute walks or get up and dance(check out my blog In Case of Emergencies), and while watching t.v. do crunches during the commercials.

          I agree with Stephanie as well. Imagine what your life will be like once you have reached your goal to help you stay motivated.

          good luck ladies.
          Peace.



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          Loli Vasquez wrote Oct 1, 2008
        • You guys are awesome!! thank you Stephanie and almostfive0 for all your kind inspiring words they‘re all very good suggestions, I am confident somewhere along the line I will get my groove back on (have you seen this movie? it’s great check it out if you haven’t).



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          Kelzzz wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • I am new to the group and am just the opposite, I can’t not go to the gym.  To the point my husband is like take a day off.  I work out at the very least 4 days a week and really try for 5. I do spinning class, machines and some weights. I really didn’t have much of a weight problem until diagnosed with Graves Disease.  After treatment I balloned up 70lbs which I have lost about 25 of but I still have a long way to go.  I continued working out even when I gained. The meds they put me on just has made it really HARD to drop weight.  And I must admit I really like to eat, imagine that happy. I look forward to reading all the posts.



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          Almostfive0 wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • Hey Kelzzz,
          I was diagnosed with hyperthyroid about 14 years ago. I finally did the radioactive iodine route after about a few months of trying to reduce symptoms in other ways.
          After my treatment I went ten years before I developed a hypothyroid. I atribute staying free of the disorder for so long because I greatly reduce stress in my life, changed bad eating habits and started an exercise program that was right for me.
          After ten years of pretty mindful and healthy living we had to relocate because of a transfer through my husbands job. That time im my life was very stressful and I starting getting sick again only this time instead of my metabolism speeding up like it did with the hyperthyroid it started slowing down. On top of all the other symptoms (as I’m sure you are aware)I started gaining weight. It seemed no matter what I did I just couldn’t loose the weight. I went in for my yearly blood work and was told I was hypo. and perscribed Synthroid which I hate and was trying to avaoid.
          It was after months of researching online when I ran acrossed and article that said if you have hypothyroid or Graves disease as it’s also known, you should be careful not to exercise too much.
          The idea was that exercising too much causes the body to go into some strange holding pattern and it slows down even more...some kind of survival instinct?
          I started cutting down my exercise routine and it worked for me!
          Instead of trying so hard to loose the weight I started focusing on my overall wellbeing again and working at reducing my stress levels. I also started to do interval walking both on the treadmill and when I walked outdoors.
          I cut back on my weight training and did more stretching and toning excercises and watched what I was eating. I also started practicing meditation to help keep me grounded.
          Do you know there are a lot of foods that are considered healthy for the “normal” person but for us, if we eat too much messes with our iodine production....brocolli, brussell sprouts, etc...it’s amazing, you think you‘re eating right but you are really sabotoging your efforts.
          Anyway, sorry for such a long comment. :-0
          I wish that I could remember the article I read so I could pass it along to you.
          Hope this is helpful to you. Good luck.
          Peace.



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          Kirby Carespodi wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • It is REALLY difficult to stay motivated!  I switch up my workouts every day, so I can keep going with something new to do.  And I ALWAYS wear my clip-on shuffle—I have two—with lots of fun music on it.  The best $50 (plus a buck a song) that I ever spent on myself.



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          Mary Clark wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • I’m scared of the gym ...I do believe.



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          Almostfive0 wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • Pinkykay...At least you‘re concious about it...at least it’s something.



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          Mary Clark wrote Oct 12, 2008
        • That is what I try to do as well Pinkykay....



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          Kirby Carespodi wrote Oct 23, 2008
        • This is what I do...I walk at dusk around my neighborhood and look in the windows.  Not like peeping, just from the sidewalk.  There‘re a lot of rich people who live about half a mile from me and you should see the inside of some of those houses!



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          Betty_penn wrote Oct 24, 2008
        • Getting motivated is really the first step-staying motivated is whats tricky.  I had those same 20 pounds to lose since before last summer and I finally got off my butt and started eating less and doing more walking.  My sister turned me on to these great leggings by Lytess at fitandsharp.com.  They can be worn under your clothes and help to tone you up as you run around doing your daily activities.  They really helped me see results quicker which makes me motivated to lose the rest of the weight.  Hope this helps.



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          Mary17 wrote Oct 24, 2008
        • OMGsh almostfive0,
          I’ve always wondered why I was seemed to be the ONLY one who always felt worse after working out rather than better and more energized. Especially aerobic activity. Could this be attributed to my hypothyroid? If so, it would have been nice to have my dr. tell me so. If this is true, I feel normal again!!  Thank you!!



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          Almostfive0 wrote Oct 24, 2008
        • Mary17...do you have a hypothyroid? I don’t know if you are on medication for it or not but get you blood work done to see where your thyroid levels are.
          I wished I could remeber the wesite I got yhe info. from but I would try changing your exercise routine and see what happens.
          Good Luck.



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          Destinyboutique wrote Oct 24, 2008
        • I started taking my kids to taekwondo.  Conveniently, 24 h Fitness is next door.  While the kids sweat at their class, I go and lift weights 45 minutes couple times a week.  I feel pretty good about this.  The whole family is exercising the same time. Woot! Roxyfoxy, this works for me.  Honestly, I do not like working out either.  When I do not feel like going, I am brainwashing myself that I am showing the kids a good example.



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          Mary17 wrote Oct 25, 2008
        • Yes, I have been on Synthroid for over a year. I started at .5 mcg and I’m up to .88. I think walking for me is probably best. I just don’t enjoy, or feel good, doing anything too intense. And, trust me, I’ve tried it all! I recently found out my cholesterol is 292 and that I MUST lose about 15 pounds and change my eating habits. I’ve started the Mediterranean Diet which is the best and easiest I’ve ever been on. You have to like fish and wine. My two favorite things.



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