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    The what motivates you thread.

    So ive been thinking this last week: "why am i even working out? its hard and im not sure i want to do this anymore." after i ask myself that, i think of all the things that would come of me working out and becoming physically fit. for me its about a few things, being able to show people i can do it, appearing more physically attractive, feeling good about myself when i see myself in the mirror, and just being healthy.

    so people, what motivates you to work out? outside encouragement is welcome here.

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    Well, for me personally I was just sick of being fat, I was overweight my whole life, and I just wanted to fix it, that really motivated me, my brother losing 100 some pounds was also a great motivator as well. :>


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    So that I can eat fatty foods, and people will just think I'm really hungry, rather then just a fat guy eating fat food.

    You can tell WoW changed the MMO for good when players started complaining about the amount of time they sink, into a time sink.

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    Reason i started working out in the first place was looking even more badass playing my guitar, i guess thats still it x)

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    Passing my army training is my only goal at the moment so thats what motivates me, if i'm not doing anything then i do it just to keep fit.

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    Being able to rationalize spending somedays completely at a computer >_>

    the ratio for me is about 70/30

    70 being being physical and 30 being a sloth (x

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    I dont work out.

    When I do exercise, it is always in game form. Play basketball, soccer, ultimate, golf, anything. If it isnt some sort of game, I am not motivated.
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    Am I gonna be the first to say it? The bitches. I started working out my sophmore year in high school because I was chunky/over weight. Needless to say I wasn't getting much female attention, so I started to change my physical appearance. With that came confidence, and by my senior year I was having a great "time". Now that I have a girlfriend my reason has changed, and I think subliminally that was the reason all along. I used to be really insecure about myself, used to look in the mirror and not liked what I saw at all. That's what keeps me working out now that I'm in excellent shape and don't exactly have a crucial reason to workout

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    Women. I am a good looking guy so girls were never an issue. I can tell you the first time I took my shirt off at the beach since Ive been lifting ... eyes were on me and it felt great.

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    I'm always in a better mood after working out. I also love to do sports so working out helps my performance. Ofcourse because looks matter too.

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    To not crush or possibly kill my future husband when I'm on top of him during sex.
    you got me where you want me again and i can’t turn away
    i'm hanging by thread and i'm feelin’ like a fool
    i'm stuck here in-between, the shadows of my yesterday
    i want to get away, i need to get away
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    What motivates me is having big muscles and when getting old I still have the ability to do things I could when I was younger. I really never want to get to a point where I have trouble doing things I enjoy let alone walking.

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    I enjoy moving my body and putting it through it's phases... so I suppose that motivates me? I don't know. I've never really questioned exercising. So to me it's simply the natural thing to do, take good care of your body, so that it too may take good care of you.

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    The book "Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell. Really just finished it and it has inspired me greatly and has made me have a deep respect for the men and women that give their lives for My Country. Inspired me to go into the navy also :P This gamer would never cut it as a SEAL though :P

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    Honestly at a young age being overweight, and I wanted to be healthy and look good. After exercising I can see how 'easy' it can be and wonder why I never started earlier! And wanting to be healthy most of all.

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    Looking good, feeling great, and lifting is just fun. It's challenging. There's just something satisfying about lifting something heavy.

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    i dont work out because im already really skinny (19 years old and still a good metabolism) but im also really unhealthy... wanna know what i ate today? probably not but ill tell you anyway. i ate half a bag of chips and 2 candy bars. 5'10" and 135 pounds but what will motivate me is when something is going wrong ( fat/sickness) or boredom
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    Quote Originally Posted by xrobar View Post
    i dont work out because im already really skinny (19 years old and still a good metabolism) but im also really unhealthy... wanna know what i ate today? probably not but ill tell you anyway. i ate half a bag of chips and 2 candy bars. 5'10" and 135 pounds but what will motivate me is when something is going wrong ( fat/sickness) or boredom
    That doesn't sound like a good metabolism. It sounds like you just don't eat.
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    To let all the anger / frustration out.... I'm a pretty angry person.

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