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Old 08-23-2011, 04:48 AM   #1
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What motivates you to keep going?!?!

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What motivates you to keep going to the gym? I am working hard at it, I think what motivates me is the feeling that I get when the WOD is done and how I feel after.....
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:11 AM   #2
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Re: What motivates you to keep going?!?!

a good feeling, a lot of satisfaction and loads of endorphins for free
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:24 AM   #3
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Re: What motivates you to keep going?!?!

1) It's fun and I like the people i work out with
2) I don't want to end up like some people I know.
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:44 AM   #4
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Re: What motivates you to keep going?!?!

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a good feeling, a lot of satisfaction and loads of endorphins for free
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1) It's fun and I like the people i work out with
2) I don't want to end up like some people I know.
plus the feeling of seeing the waist shrink and the shoulders get bigger
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:06 AM   #5
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Re: What motivates you to keep going?!?!

I've always been a lunchtime workout guy...my biggest short-term motivation is getting out of the office, first and foremost. All the other benefits are just encouragement to keep it up (strength, accomplishment, endorphins). I've tried morning workouts and afternoon/evening ones, but nothing beats lunchtime for me. I walk out the door grumbling and come back smiling...it makes me a much better employee, too.

My long-term motivation is staying fit and healthy for myself and my family--the proverbial "adding life to my years" idea.
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:08 AM   #6
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Re: What motivates you to keep going?!?!

To make Rich Froning Jr. look slow, not an easy task but it motivates me.
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Old 08-23-2011, 12:58 PM   #7
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Re: What motivates you to keep going?!?!

For me it's the challenge of setting a new PR each time I step into the gym. Whether it be going heavy on a deadlift, or beating my previous Fran time, I love being challenged. I'm ashamed to admit it, but I also love when people talk about their workout routines, ie treadmill work for 30 minutes, then ask what I do for a workout and get to say "flip 700 lb tires."
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:48 AM   #8
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Re: What motivates you to keep going?!?!

My members keep getting stronger and faster. It is getting harder and harder to stay in front of them. I know I'm going to get dethroned but I'm not going down without a fight!
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:11 AM   #9
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Re: What motivates you to keep going?!?!

Having to buy bigger t-shirts because the arms and chest are too tight now. Also going from using the biggest band to do assisted pull ups to no band for most wods.
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:10 PM   #10
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Re: What motivates you to keep going?!?!

Paying for the Unlimited Classes plan. The more I go, the cheaper each class becomes!




Oh, and the fact that I'm twice as strong as I was a year ago. You know, little things.
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