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Does anyone else struggle with motivation?

My weight has reached 240 and i cant believe i let it get this high. I like to exercise but i never get motivated to get up and ready to go.
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Motivation can be tough. Pick a good time of day, when you haven't eaten or drunk any fizzy drinks for an hour plus, and excersise. Don't overdo it to start with as left over aches will put you off the next days fitness session. Work up steadily with weekly targets. Good luck.
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You can't wait for motivation to set in you just have to get moving...the mind will cooperate after youve made yourself clear that that is what you're doing. Best
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I know this will sound weird but search on google images "weight loss quotes". This helped me get motivated :)
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Honestly, if you want motivation listen to music. That's what I do, I excersie while listening to music. Dubstep, techno, rock, hip-pop...is mostly what I hear. They have the beat to keep me motivated. I'm a real lazy person, and I was overweight as well for my height. Or, you can always ask a friend to help you. Both of you can work out together, lose weight, and motivate each other. Pushing one another, and not quitting. You'll see results, and only drink water (helps a lot).
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Honestly, if you want motivation listen to music. That's what I do, I excersie while listening to music. Dubstep, techno, rock, hip-pop...is mostly what I hear. They have the beat to keep me motivated. I'm a real lazy person, and I was overweight as well for my height. Or, you can always ask a friend to help you. Both of you can work out together, lose weight, and motivate each other. Pushing one another, and not quitting. You'll see results, and only drink water (helps a lot).
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Motivation is very hard for me as soon as I finish work I like to chill out on the sofa. Even thro my gym is 2 mins walk away from my house... Think wer need a good kick in the backside just to get us stated. .. lol good luck to you..
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Motivation, or a lack of, is one reason many people stop exercising.

Think of exercise as a menu rather than a prescription. Choose a number of different physical activities that are personally enjoyable such as sports, dancing, or biking. Although experts say you should get 30 minutes of aerobic exercises at least five times a week, those times can be divided into shorter periods -- such as 10 minute sessions. In addition, people can achieve health benefits from other exercise programs, including weight training, yoga, or tai chi.
Stick to a prepared schedule and record progress.
Develop an interest or hobby that requires physical activity.
Try simple routines like climbing the stairs instead of taking the elevator, walking instead of driving to the local store.
Try cross training (alternating between exercise types). Studies suggest it is more beneficial than focusing only on one form of exercise.
Exercise with friends. Join a gym or take classes.
If you can afford a personal trainer that can be helpful. Personal trainers without any connection to a well-reputed gym or fitness club should be certified by a major fitness organization, such as the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) or the American Council on Exercise.
Exercise videos help, but be sure they are suited to their individual age and health needs, and bear the AFAA seal.
Get a dog. A study in the February 2006 American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that dog owners in Canada walk almost twice as much as those who do not own a dog. Regular walking is a good way to improve health.

Motivation may differ by gender, and women appear to have a harder time. In one study, weight loss was the greatest motivator to exercise for women, and muscle tone was the primary motivator for men. Unfortunately, effects on appearances may take a long time to show, discouraging people from continuing an exercise program even though their health is improving.

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