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Brooke2024

737d

Do any of you workout regularly? How do you convince yourself to get up and do it? I desire to be healthy, but I always find myself far away from my goal, not physically or mentally able to get myself to carry out certain tasks (even if I'm in the gym, have all the equipment or am trying to use the machinery).

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    • lilypetal

      734d

      I mainly exercise to feel better about myself and specifically I like to do weights at my gym bc I feel stronger after so finding a routine is nice- I like to go 2 times a week for a few hours at the gym- one day is for lower body n other day is for upper body so coming up with a plan can make it more motivating so I’d recommend finding what u like to do at the gym- I hate cardio but love weights so that’s what I do but find what works for u n making a schedule helps too!

    • lilypetal

      734d

      I mainly exercise to feel better about myself and specifically I like to do weights at my gym bc I feel stronger after so finding a routine is nice- I like to go 2 times a week for a few hours at the gym- one day is for lower body n other day is for upper body so coming up with a plan can make it more motivating so I’d recommend finding what u like to do at the gym- I hate cardio but love weights so that’s what I do but find what works for u n making a schedule helps too!

    • sja517

      736d

      A few ideas I hope might help (tone: I’m offering these ideas sincerely and without any judgment, because I enjoy being active and the health benefits I get from it, and I want other people to be able to feel that way too if they want to): 1. Make sure the way you’re choosing to be active is something you enjoy, because it should be! Both so that you get the most health benefits from it and to help you stay motivated. If you’re not having enough fun at the gym to keep you motivated, maybe you need to explore new, different ways to be active that you might enjoy more? Is a different activity in a different setting possible, or different equipment/activity at home or at the gym if that’s the most convenient/accessible for you? Or maybe you need something extra to enjoy at the same time, like an audiobook/podcast/music/tv show to occupy your mind while you’re exercising? 2. Make it part of your routine so you don’t have to make so much effort to choose it. A lot of days I exercise in the afternoons just because it’s become my default: it’s part of what I always do in between getting home from work at 4ish and having dinner at 6-7ish. (Unless I don’t feel well, or there’s something else I need/want to do more.) 3. Do you need to work on your relationship with exercise? Make sure you have a positive, healthy outlook, attainable goals, and that you practice listening to your body. Maybe find some new body-positive, movement-positive people to follow on socials for ideas and inspiration? Start small, and reward yourself for your efforts! I like to give myself a check mark on my exercise room wall calendar and log my activities in a habit tracker app so I can look back and see how much I accomplished each week/month/year, because each day adds up! Good luck! :)

    • Iwantkoreanhotdogs

      736d

      Uhm this may not be the healthiest mindset for working out but I do it so I don’t harm myself. You still get that feeling of pain but you’re not doing anything to hurt yourself you’re doing something to help yourself.

      • finnumfuzzum

        735d

        @Iwantkoreanhotdogs I think that's a really good idea if it helps to get rid of the urge to self harm. I have a hard time with self harm urges so this could really help me. 👍

      • Brooke2024

        736d

        @Iwantkoreanhotdogs First, I like your username. And second, I think this is a much better alternative or coping mechanism than self harm. Sorry, you feel the desire to do that. I get those feelings sometimes but I hate pain so exercise isn't something I can make an alternative. My form of self harm I notice is more of self punishment where I take things away from myself (food, comfort, joy, fun) which isn't any better.

        • Iwantkoreanhotdogs

          736d

          @Brooke2024 AW THANK YOU! And ohh okay I see, thank you and I’m sorry you deal with those feeling as well. Maybe don’t push yourself till your hurting but if your form of self harm is punishment, you could look at it kind of like a punishment, like oh I don’t want to do this but I’m going to type of thing?

    • Chastity

      737d

      I try to remember how motivated and focused I feel afterwards. Having cute gym clothes or a buddy helps

    • finnumfuzzum

      737d

      I've found the best way for me to go to the gym regularly is to have a gym buddy or a trainer if you can afford it.

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