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Saturday, October 22, 2005

Staying Motivated

One of the biggest reasons people stop their new workout/diet routine after a short time is due to a lack of results. They have a New Year's resolution to get in shape and they are determined to stick with it. During the first week they are excited to get into the gym and destroy those weights. They come out of the gym feeling exhausted from their workout and they like how it feels. They are happy to feel the soreness in their muscles the next mourning. The next week they start to get into a routine. It also starts to get repetitive. It’s not as fun as it was the first week and the scale hasn’t moved as much as they expected. They start to wonder if it would even make a difference if they went to the gym at all. The next mourning while they are watching TV, they come to a channel playing the movie ROCKY. When the movie is over, they can’t wait until their next workout.

I think that movies like Rocky are one of the best kinds of short-term motivation. It will surely get you pumped up and excited for your next workout. However, you will need more motivation if you are going to stick with it for a long time.

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