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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Workout Motivation for Beginners

As I discovered, about 4 moths ago, that in order to feel good and proud about myself I had to do something social, intellectual, physical and work involving everyday I started doing so bit by bit and day by day. Only 3 weeks after I found the "requirements for happiness" (that's how I will reefer to them) I started the last bit that I was missing and that was the physical part. I actually said to myself to that I was going to start "the next Monday" but the lazy guy inside of me kept telling me to not not do it. I kept finding stupid excuses like, "I should probably wait until I buy those dumbbells" or "I'm tired today, I don't think I'm going to be able to finish the workout". For a person that doesn't workout these excuses might seem legitimate but once you start looking at things from a different prospective then you realize that that you actually lying to yourself which is the most humiliating thing that you can do to yourself.

          The biggest obstacle that I would find was tiredness. So I got a sheet of paper and I started writing down why I deserved that big meal or why I deserved watching TV or browsing the internet after work. On the back of that sheet I wrote what were all of the benefits that were going to come if I started working out. When I finished I realized that the reasons to not workout were a fewer than the benefits that would come if I started working out. This was one of my biggest motivation and I will keep being until I get the body that I want. Another big motivation for me was my grandfather who passed away because of his obesity problems, he was only 50 years old when he passed. Just thinking about the fact that I was making the same mistakes that my grandfather did, and I wasn't going to be able to see my grandchildren like he did, made me realize that I really needed to change and I needed to do it as soon as possible.

          Anyway, now all that all the initial struggle is gone I can't wait to workout and the more I workout the more I feel better about myself. As you might have already understood the change is not only physical but it's psychological too. Your start feeling better about yourself, your self esteem goes up, you will start having more social skills and you insecurities will go away. There is no reason why you shouldn't do it, you've got nothing to lose after all. I can spend here hours and hours trying to motivate you but remember in this life you've got one thing and one thing only and that is self discipline. You are your biggest motivation, make yourself and your life the best show that people have ever seen. Find you motivation, set a goal and achieve it. That is all folks if you wanna start working out today here is a link that will teach you the basics. I will leave you with a video that I watch every day before hitting the gym.

                  



31 comments:

my7h1c said...

Love it, definitely motivating. I've been needing to start working out and this post may have gotten me to actually do it.

pv said...

yea this was me couple months ago, i decided to get up and start working out and 3 months later getting in great shape and feel so good about myself

Dalf said...

Writing stuff down is always a great help to reach goals.

frankcom said...

Agreed! :D

Dallv. said...

great post bro

revilo251 said...

mate that is all so true! so much is psychological. im same as you always looking for that excuse, but always feel so much better when ive just worked out(regularly) :D

MrJoseph said...

I found it hard to motivate my self before when I started working out, but this still helped me alot. Thanks for the post!

Mister Neowl said...

Nice read! Some really good pointers there, will have to keep it in mind.

Kyle said...

I've been working out for a year. The motivation is indeed the hardest part. Once you get a month or two in though, the progress is enough to keep you going!

ZenmnD said...

I've been working out since I was in middle school, whether it be running or weight lifting. The workout high is amazing. Love the rush.

DesoWave said...

I agree with the tiredness being the only factor. I used to extremely lazy. Now I go to the gym regularly and try to eat healthier. It helps guys.

Self Improvemen2 said...

I appreciate these words. This post. It's the same inner battle I am going through right now.

Trickeren said...

this made me wanna go to the gym, see ya! :D

Anders said...

feel like hitting the gym :D

Anonymous said...

WOW, this got me so pumped and motivated. Im driving to the gym right now!

Jake said...

Thanks a bunch, just reading this pumped my to go work out again

its been over a week and im feelin lazy ahh

Tom said...

Thanks, I need this motivation.

Anonymous said...

Since I started going to the gym, Ive gotten from skinny weakling to a man, I feel better about myself and the chicks dig muscles. So guys, better hurry to the gym.

Publius said...

Wow, nice steps to try motivate yourself. I run into the same problems with laziness, this mindset/steps are helpful. Thanks!

Timon said...

This post is great!

Linchpin said...

I've got terrible, terrible problems with motivating myself to do anything. Fortunately, I'm skinny so at least obesity isn't a problem for my health, I also watch what I eat and avoid overeating. Not eating is easier than working out :/

theinternetsecret said...

Yeah, I used to have the same problems when I started working out, i was always tired and weak, I never felt like doing anything. After a while I realized I had to start getting healthier, and now I go to the gym 5 times a week. It's the best life style to choose, by far.

Mr Lev said...

You actually made me get up and go, thanks! Brb, gym.

Tyr said...

HELL YES, feeling pumped up!!

Scienide said...

Awesome, same with me, once I started hittin the gym, I got my selfesteem up, my health both physical and mental have improved with a LOT. DO IT!

Natural One said...

I agree with Dalf

Another Dev Guy said...

Great post, getting into good habits is the key!

frankcom said...

still neeed to start working out :(

DWei said...

Yeah, this really applies to me. I usually opt for a nap instead of working out. :(

A1C Dood said...

Thanks for the info!
I def feel motivated!

To Tipota said...

Great post.. Let me give you another motivation.. when you workout it shows that you care about yourself. Also your testosterone point reach high levels and girls can feel that somehow ;)

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