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12/31/12 2:45 AM
Hi. My name is Stacey-Lynn and I need help in the motivation department...anyone have any advice?
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RE: new and need friends...
12/31/12 3:59 AM as a reply to sfurlong.
sfurlong:
Hi. My name is Stacey-Lynn and I need help in the motivation department...anyone have any advice?


Hi Stacey-Lynn,

I'm a veteran of several programs and I'd love to help! What program are you doing? I'm starting my 2nd round of Body Beast today.

--Nate
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RE: new and need friends...
12/31/12 2:00 PM as a reply to sfurlong.
sfurlong:
Hi. My name is Stacey-Lynn and I need help in the motivation department...anyone have any advice?


HI Stacy-Lynn,

Welcome to TBB. WE have an awesome facebook group that is just what you are looking for. I'll send you a buddy request. Let me know what you need help with.

Coach Jeff
CPT,PES
motivFIT
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RE: new and need friends...
12/31/12 2:07 PM as a reply to sfurlong.
HI! What program will you be doing? I am about to start another round of P90X, but also have Brazilian Butt Lift and Turbo Fire. I haven't done the last two yet.

Without knowing, the best advice I can give is read the material and become as familiar as possible with it. Don't skimp on the nutrition, it is THE most important part of any program. And can also be the most daunting for some. Watch a few of the workouts so you get an idea of what is to come. Ask questions! How will you find out if you don't ask?

When do you plan on starting?

~Denise~
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RE: new and need friends...
12/31/12 2:09 PM as a reply to sfurlong.
sfurlong:
Hi. My name is Stacey-Lynn and I need help in the motivation department...anyone have any advice?


Hi Stacey-Lynn,
I would love to join you for motivation!

Here is a blog post I wrote with some ideas from Tony Horton...I will buddy youemoticon

Reach out anytime,
Kim



Motivation is key to success and we all know that it can be difficult to do just that for a full workout program. We can all think of excuses not to workout…those are the easy ones. We are not feeling well, overwhelmed, depressed, stressed out. We are traveling too much, didn’t get enough sleep, have too much to do, and it goes on and on.



Why is Beachbody full of people that don’t give in to these excuses? How can you succeed this time and not quit? Here are some tips. Some were from Tony Horton himself and others are things that I have learned on my fitness journey.



Get into your workout clothes and push play. Getting started is the hardest part for most people. If you tell yourself that you are just going to do the warm up and then stop if you still don’t feel like doing it, you are already significantly into the workout and have found the energy that comes with working out. I bet you will keep going.
Stop beating yourself up if you miss a workout! It’s OK to miss a workout once in a while. It doesn’t mean the whole thing has gone to hell in a handbasket. Life happens. Priorities shifted that day. So what? Start where you left off. No big deal. [Tony Horton]



Schedule your workouts. Treat your workouts like any other appointment. You wouldn’t skip that meeting with your boss that is on the calendar. You wouldn’t miss your child’s choral concert that is on the schedule, so don’t miss your appointment with yourself! Even if you aren’t motivated, its on the calendar so you get yourself to your TV.

Don’t freak out if you don’t see results. What, no results in the first month! So many things effect results: age, body weight, how out of shape you are when you started, flexibility, athletic background, etc., Some will see results right away, others will have to wait a little longer. You didn’t get out of shape in 30 days so don’t expect it to work the other way around either. [TH]



Think about the end of the workout. Don’t get caught up in thinking about how unmotivated you are at that given moment. Instead, think about two things…how you are going to feel immediately after the workout. Also, think about why you started in the first place…was it to lose weight and stop the obesity in your family. Maybe you want to be more confident as you carry yourself throughout your day. Maybe you have a family history of diabetes or heart attack and you are saving your life one day at a time. Your overall motivation must make you want to cry.



On your most exhausting, overwhelming, lackluster days, stick the DVD in the player and see what happens. Be fully committed to having a lousy workout. You must be OK with the fact you will be weak and puny and rotten at it. Any workout, no matter how bad it is, is always better than NO workout at all. You just can’t feel bad after a workout. Ever! If you’ve got good energy and you do the best you can, you’ll have a great workout. If your energy and motivation are in the toilet and you do it anyway (even poorly), you’ve had a great workout! [TH]

Buy a calendar and a big, fat red marker. Place your calendar where you see it all the time—on the front door, bathroom mirror, or refrigerator, or next to the TV, etc. For every day you do your workout, write a big, fat red X. More X’s = more success [TH]



I hope this has helped. Feel free to contribute more ideas in the comments below. Lets do this together!

THE JOY OF DISCIPLINE OR THE PAIN OF REGRET, WHICH WILL IT BE TODAY?
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RE: new and need friends...
1/1/13 5:49 PM as a reply to coachnatep.
Hi, Nate!

I've just started ChaLEAN extreme...have done first 2 burn circuits... working on building better eating habits, doing cardio at gym...
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1/1/13 5:57 PM as a reply to CoachKimW.
Hi, Kim!

Thanks so much for taking the time to give me insight and perspective---it's greatly appreciated!
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1/1/13 6:01 PM as a reply to nrthtxsrose.
Hi, Denise!

Thanks so much for your response! So far I have completed 2 burn curciuts from ChaLEAN extreme and have been doing biking, running and walking at the gym...
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RE: new and need friends...
1/2/13 2:27 AM as a reply to sfurlong.
I recommend connecting with a group of individuals that are similar goals and desires like yourself. Plug yourself into the accountability group and post daily to them emoticon
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1/3/13 3:32 PM as a reply to NuWaveFitness.
TThank you for your suggestion! That is a very good idea! emoticon
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