Fighting Against Laziness

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  1. grachuss

    grachuss Purple Belt

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    I trying to find out the best ways to beat laziness. About 3 weeks ago I got ringworm for the first time, thinking it was a rash I let it get out of hand and had to take two weeks out of the gym. Before that I had got myself to go to the gym 6 days a week. Now after I healed I find I'm back in that state of mind where I kind of look at physical activity as chore.

    What do you all do to get re-motivated as it were. Reframe your thoughts? Try to remember why it was fun in the first place? I'm just getting tired of coming down with the fuckits.
     
  2. WintersMMA

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    I might be the opposite, when i've been injured or sick (just had staph infection last month) I feel the urge to train and hit stuff more than I would if I was already training everyday. Can't wait to get back in the gym.

    I used to cheat though..I used rewarding myself with weed. I'd tell myself if I did good in the gym today I can come back, have a protein shake and smoke a joint. That only works for so long though
     
  3. johnsic

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    If training feels like a chore have some time off.
     
  4. Grey_Steel

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    Every now and again I have those feelings so I know what you mean. I have good plans in my head but just keep saying "I'll start tomorrow." A closer look will reveal that these times always come after some sort of forced inactivity; being sick, work related, vacation or whatever. The best cure I have found was to force myself to workout and get over 'the hump." Once the blood gets flowing and the endorphins get kicking I feel better and get back into the swing. It always comes down to getting past that hump. I often use mindset and focus, getting that "fuck it" attitude in my head and just "go for it." That gets me back in the game. It's tough, but it all it takes is that first workout...that "fuck it" and go for it.
     
  5. BU_MT

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    I completely agree with Grey_Steel. Everytime I get in the mode of not working out or going to the gym I just say "fuck it" and go anyway. Once your there you'll feel better and afterwards you'll feel like going tomorrow. The longer you prolong going the worse off you will be IMO.
     
  6. thaiboxer92

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    shit man me too(the ringworm thing) just push through it i like loud music and watching fights i always get motivated to train.
     
  7. lil_ric23

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    Force the first 3-6 workouts. After that you should get your addiction to the endorphin rush back.
     
  8. mschatz

    mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    Definitely not a question regarding stand-up fighting technique. Ill move this to conditioning...
     
  9. ChachiKiller

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    I owned a gym and trained hundreds of people. Clients transition off a trainer are hell-bent on continuing. After awhile they don't train by themselves as much. I used to call them and tell them to come in for my patented three minute workout. They would show up and I would tell that I am busy for a minute. I would have them go on a piece of cardio. I would come in five minutes later and they are starting to break a sweat. They ask about the workout and I tell them there is no such thing and that I made it up. They realize they were tricked but appreciated how easy it was to go to the gym.

    When you do not want to go, just tell your self to go for five minutes. Once you get there you very well may do more. The barrier to going, time and pain has been removed.

    It is ok to get bored. We are not robots. Just do not stop being healthy. What ever fitness means to you, just do something. Even if it is not as hard or feels as effective. Hit golf balls, ride a horse, water sports, run from the cops..... You do not need to always train at a gym. Just do something. Think about it. Put new exercise methods on your calendar each month (stop the previous one) and just find interesting ways to move your body.

    Good luck.

    BTW... it is natural to stop and start.
     
  10. rEdShawks

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    yeah but if u havnt worked out in awhile it might feel like a chore right from the beggining . for instance if i take 3 weeks off running, then go running im gona feel like shit, then by the time the 2 or 3rd workout is taking place im like ok, im doing good, now i can enjoy my workout ect. and i feel good
     
  11. vince89

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    Take some time off. Set some new goals. Maybe look into a new style of training that usually motivates me. So if youre doing alot of cardio maybe look into abit of weightlifting and vice versa.
     
  12. Aarish

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    i hear you man - i personally would go for 5 minutes if it was just going to the gym - i train in boxing and the desire to get better keeps me going through the workouts - we spar every friday so it motivates me to train hnard during the week - setting some sort of goal (not losing weight) would help a lot - only a few of my friends really work out, and its bc they are addicted to a sport (tennis, basketball, running, combat sports, etc.)
     
  13. maoo

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    I think the main issue is a lack of energy, try sticking to a healthier diet with loads of nuts, wholemeal etc as they are good at steady energy release. Once you have loads of energy stored up you will feel over motivated to get out and do something (anything) I know that works for me.

    Another important aspect is sleep, you need to get enough quality sleep otherwise you will feel like getting up is a chore, once you are awake in that state fukit attitude can take over real easy lol.

    Also like suggested, maybe some more time off from training, if you have been training non stop 6 days a week for over 6 months you will feel like shit when you take any break, try and work more regular breaks into your training, say maybe 1 week off per two months of training? It also helps you develop while you rest your body, plus the relaxation and mental benefits will do you wonders and you can come back to training feeling refreshed and energised.

    Hope you find this post useful.
     
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    OMG, that is fantastic... I need to remember that one when I start personal training, lol.

    I pretty much see all the answers here. Diet and nutrition are super important, I'm in the midst of a bad soreness/fatigue spell and haven't been to the gym in 2 weeks and I'm pretty sure it's my shitty diet and lack of good sleep.

    Taking some time off too isn't the end of the world, I was off for over 6 months (injury, then work, then "fuck it") before I got back in... unless you're competing it can't possibly hurt you. You'll lose some of your gains but again, so what?
     
  16. dvermillion15

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    honestly, do anything to motivate yourself. Think of your goals and things you have already accomplished. Also, I talk to myself sometimes to get pshyced up, and tell myself to never quit. If you can get yourself to the gym, half the work is done. Once you get back into the swing of things, you'll be ok.
     
  17. NougatMcCrunch

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    watch a HL, listen to some pumpin' music, or just force yourself. I tore some ligaments in my ankle a few months back, and the time off was torture. if you're out long enough, the first workout you've been dying to have is the most satisfying workout of them all.
     
  18. gomiplata**

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    go outside and look at the many fat people around you. That should give you motivation.
     

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