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Old 06-02-2008, 08:23 AM   #1
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Question Motivation

I need motivation. I am diving into the CrossFit way of life and now I just need some motivation. It seems that everytime my alarm goes off in the morning I change the time. I am so ready to start. Any ideas that can get my but in gear?
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:31 AM   #2
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I need motivation. I am diving into the CrossFit way of life and now I just need some motivation. It seems that everytime my alarm goes off in the morning I change the time. I am so ready to start. Any ideas that can get my but in gear?
Chris, did you Search the forum.
This topic comes up every so often.
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:34 AM   #3
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Re: Motivation

Watch the videos. Extremely motivating, and they are good tutorials as well.
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:39 AM   #4
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Re: Motivation

Decide why you want to do what you're trying to do (aka "clearly defined goals"). Then it's easy to tell yourself why you're doing it.

If you don't know why you're doing something you need to figure it out, because maybe there's no reason.

Also do what Jay said.
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:49 AM   #5
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Re: Motivation

Take a picture of yourself in your underwear. Save it, print it out.
Tell me you don't look at that picture and wish you had more of x and less of y.
Then take a picture in 3 weeks. Compare.
That'll keep you going!
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:05 AM   #6
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Re: Motivation

Well Chris if you are "Diving" into the Crossfit way of life, then do it already! There is not a set wat to start, no set rules, no standard. But the things that can come after you do dive into this are well, I mean well worth effort and your body and mind will thank you.

So, get off your arse, or in your case stop screwing around with your clock and climb out of bed and crank it up little......

Don't you want to know what you really can do? Not, what you think you can do?

There is only one way to find out!
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:10 AM   #7
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Re: Motivation

I'm waiting for Camille's pic's........
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:13 AM   #8
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Re: Motivation

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It seems that everytime my alarm goes off in the morning I change the time. I am so ready to start.
Those two sentences seem to me to be in conflict. If you're suffering from a motivation problem, then (IMHO) you're not ready to start.

If you have decided to dive in, then you have (I assume) done lots of reading and watched lots of videos. Having done so, you must be aware that Crossfit is hard work. What reason would you have for putting yourself through such tough stuff six days per week?

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Old 06-02-2008, 09:40 AM   #9
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Oh boy Jay...lol
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Old 06-02-2008, 01:08 PM   #10
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Re: Motivation

Thanks guys! Thats what I needed. I have set goals. I am going to train and compete in the Highland Games for the first time in 2 years. Crossfit should help me get stronger and help me build muscle endurance to get through the 9 events that make up the Highland Games. Thanks!
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