How to get motivated

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Registered: 01-04-2013
How to get motivated
Tue, 02-05-2013 - 7:54am

I badly need to get in shape, but I just can't seem to get or stay motivated to do anything. How do you do it?

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Tue, 02-12-2013 - 3:18pm

That's a hard one to answer! I don't know that there is a magical way to find motivation.  For me, and especially when I'm having a hard day and just want to throw in the towel, I remember WHY I am doing this. Why I am pushing myself.  Why I am trying to live a healthier lifestyle.  It isn't always easy, and there are days when I slip up more than I care to admit, but trying to remind myself of the why's seems to help. 

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Registered: 03-22-2007
Tue, 02-12-2013 - 3:17pm

I wish I knew the answer, but it's something I struggle with as well. I have a hard time getting in the time needed to really exercise between work, the kids, their sports, etc. It's frustrating!