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You might want to watch this video from Elliot at Strength Camp, entitled "Motivation is Bullshit". Honestly, you're not going to be motivated every day that you need to work out (or do anything else). What you really need is the discipline to stick with your program when you feel like crap, have skipped a week, feel fat, feel weak, etc. If I could ...


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Run for fun: Do not push yourself to reach a certain distance, speed, time or any other criteria for success. Just do what you like to do today, make a random choice each time you reach an intersection, jump over smaller fences, run backwards and so on. Change style: Try trail-running or something different from usual. Buy some fancy sportswear, which makes ...


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New places, music or podcasts. I need to occupy my mind, and that means listening to something or looking at something new. Sometimes I'll drive to a city or state park for my workout, or run in a new part of the city I'm not familiar with. Even areas you think you know are very different on foot than seem from the driver's seat. You'll realize how much ...


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Along with Gyrfalcon's suggestions, I'd also recommend an app like "Zombies, Run!" which gives you a narrative while running. I've got a mixed opinion on the "zombie chase" bits, which I feel do not properly handle courses with hills or other obstacles that prevent you from raising your speed for a prolonged sprint, but the actual storyline is kind of fun to ...


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Usually, this splits into two primary situations: either you're having an issue getting to the gym consistently or you're having trouble actually working out once you get there. Getting to the gym This is the more common situation in my experience, and is a major part of the business plan for most gyms. It's hard to wake up early in the morning to exercise ...


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Running with other people can be fun alot of fun, like sharing here on StackExchange. Otherwise destination running can be fun too. For me I used the Pikes Peak Marathon as a source of inspiration. Now I have Grindstone 100, Keys 100, Hardrock 100 and Nolans 14 as similar destination type sources of motivation. I use Strava and Endomondo and seeing others ...


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There are lots of ways to stay motivated, and it all depends what is right for you! Everyone is different, but I can at least tell you a few of the things that have worked for me. Personally, I've found each one of these things to be helpful to varying degrees when trying to stay motivated: listen to a playlist of your favorite music: maybe have a couple ...


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Music can help keep you motivated. Something up tempo and upbeat. Watching motivation films or video clips can also help you to change your mindset. The mind and your thoughts are your strongest motivator. Question whether or not you really want it, and why you want it. You are doing it for a reason, and remember that reason when you feel like you are ...


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The external things mentioned above might help in a pinch, but if you want the real, scorching kind of motivation you need to look inwards. 1. Progression is the ultimate motivator. As a former athlete who trained 10+ times per week (swimming) I can tell you that burnout is misunderstood. It's not from exhaustion, but from a lack of improvement and ...


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Tell yourself do you want to age faster, your body breakdown faster, have less energy, etc if you don't stay physically active? Try and keep a log of your exercises and weight, you'll see and enjoy your progression to keep you motivated to go even further. :)



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