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Easy question...

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 3:53 pm
by iceman111
How do you stay motivated?

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 4:09 pm
by Manofsteel319
Set small goals many of them so that you can hit them and keep feeling good about yourself. Also keep a journal. Do many things that make you feel healthier play basketball jog with a friend make fun of really fat people.LMAO about the last one jk though. Get some workout partners that help motivate you. Have a never quit attitude and bust your butt in the gym only you can push harder no one else can.

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 4:23 pm
by iceman111
All good points Manofsteel319. Thanks!

I'm wondering what specifically everyone does to motivate themselves to get to the gym or to stay interested. I pump up my music on my iPod and have a High-intensity mix but that doesn't get me out the door in the morning. I noticed that when I take suppliments (which is not often), it gets me more interested in working out in general. Also, before I go on vacation I'm more interested.

I have a great playlist and will try to get posted here if I can figure out how to do it without typing the whole thing out.

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 4:29 pm
by iceman111
Here's my list:

"Bodies" by Drowning Pool
"The Ultimate Remix (Ultimate Fighter Theme)" by Jarrid Mendelson
"Boom" by P.O.D.
"Giving In" by Adema
"Duality" by Slipknot
"Go With The Flow" by Queens of the Stone Age
"Sugar, We're Goin Down" by Fall Out Boy
"Bom Bom Bom" by Living Things
"Photograph" by Nickelback
"Twisted Transistor" by KoRn
"Ain't Coming Home" by Silvertide
"Control" by Puddle of Mudd
"Only" by Nine Inch Nails
"Mr. Brightside" by The Killers
"California Rain" by Silvertide
"Nothingness" by Living Colour
"Save Me" by Shinedown
"Trouble River" by Bruce Springsteen
"I Fought The Law" by The Clash

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 4:31 pm
by Manofsteel319
i think I will always love youoouuuuu by whats her face motivates me at my gym cause I cant afford an ipod sooooo i dont have one so i listen to whats on at the gym!!!! lol

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 4:57 pm
by Chris_A
Excellent music iceman! I listen to a lot of the same stuff. I like to add:

Dragula by Rob Zombie
SuperBeast by Rob Zombie
More Human Than Human by White Zombie
Not Falling by Mudvayne
Du Hast by Rammstein
Rock You Like a Hurricane by The Scorpions
Push It by Static X
Another Thing Coming by Judas Priest
Whatever by Godsmack

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 7:29 pm
by ironmaiden708
Ughh where's Killswitch Engage? That should be on those lists.

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 8:35 pm
by brook011
Ipod is huge, or going with a friend/partner. I have a partner whos fairly close to me in weight right now, though I'm starting to pass him up. Usually during lifting I don't need motivation, but i can't do cardio without music. Just doesn't happen.

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 3:37 am
by pdellorto
I'm utterly terrified of going into my next fight without training as hard as I can before it.

But even before I started fighting I was able to stay motivated. I just decided one day back in 1999 that I'd work out forever, and get as strong and faster and fit as I could. Not there yet, so why stop? Plus it is a fun process. It's hard work but it's satisfying work. I really need nothing to rev me up more than the idea of getting stronger. I don't like workout partners, too distracting, and most people's idea of "motivation" doesn't work for me. If you try to yell me into lifting more I'll argue back. Leave me to my own devices and I'll lift as much as I possibly can anyway.

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 7:37 am
by Jungledoc
I find working out a great stress reliever. When it's a tough day, I start obsessing over whether I'll make it to the gym after work.

A certain social element helps me, whether a workout partner or just friends there at the same time (everyone where I live are friends, so it doesn't matter who is there, they are friends!), but I can work out alone at times, and enjoy thinking my own thoughts and dancing a bit between sets (hoping no one is peeking in the windows).

Music is also important to me, although I'm guessing most of you would find my music pretty tame! I don't think I'll upload a play list. I can listen to my 18 year-old's music, but I find my 43 year old friend's tastes a bit conservative. At 55 I actually like it harder than he does. I can listen to classical , jazz, contemporary Christian, or Christian rock while I'm working out. That reminds me, I need to put some new CDs in the bag for next time.

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 2:54 pm
by drummaniac
Music and while wokring out watching either 300 or Pumping Iron.