Friday, February 9, 2007

Motivation

Since my biggest problem is staying motivated, I did a little research today on motivation and fitness. I found About.com to be really helpful.

The information was broken out and it was easy to find what I wanted. It's a great place to check out basic health and fitness information. There are tips on motivation, exercise and eating healthy. There are tips on fat burning, muscle building and losing weight. There is also a fitness calculator and info on different types of exercise from cardio to yoga, from
abs to thighs. Even better, the topics are organized in a column running down the left side of the page, so it is easy to find what you're looking for.

Here are some tips from About.com readers about what keeps them
motivated:


"I was wondering what keeps you motivated...I know one thing that helps me is to keep a log book of the days I exercise and the things that I did." Sweet-pea


"For me, my goal is to compete. And I want to be at the very best I can be. I wake up at 4:30 in the morning to work out. It can be hard at times because we never know if what we do would pay off." ERICS13


"My motivation.....a pair of size 8 Calvin Klein's hanging in the back of the closet. I not only want to wear those jeans but I want them falling off! :)" STARSUPONTHA


"I've gained 20 pounds on my bench press max in six weeks. On the wall of my gym, there's a list of names for bench press records: 275, 300, 350, 400. I want my name on the 350. I could take the 275 and maybe even the 300 right now, but I want the 350. And when I get it, and I will, I'll aim for the 400. Just getting me on the bench is enough to get me started." PARISI88101


"1. Feeling good- I gained weight my senior year of college and felt incredibly bad about it, as I had been really fit before that...2. Britney Spears videos - I am not thinking I will ever look quite like that, but why not have a goal of some sort?" Songbird


"I can't speak for anyone else, but my motivation comes from family members. First is my children...now better nutrition and regular exercise is a normal occurrence at our house. My second motivation is from my father...My Dad died when I was 9, heart attack at 45. I am closing in on 40 and I decided that I shouldn't allow myself to follow in his footsteps." THEBIGDT


"My motivation to workout is how I feel each day. If I'm tired, depressed or achy, I know exercise will bring immediate relief and will last the rest of the day. I'll sleep better and have more energy to get things done. My entire day is better when I exercise...can't beat that with a stick!" Ab_Exercise


"The hardest thing I find is just getting there, once your there it's fine, so if you just keep your focus on being at the gym instead of focusing on the journey you might find it easier!" MELLICENT

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