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Gavin D
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2004/02/25 15:03:51 (permalink)
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Getting the Motivation

Hi All. This is my first post on this forum and would first of all just like to say a big hello to everyone

My question i would like to ask and hope some ppl can give me some ideas. I work a 9 to 5 desk job working as a Website Designer, therefore I am sitting at a desk for 8 hours. I normally train at the gym 3 times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday with rest days in between.I some times find it very difficult to get the motivation after work to goto the gym, and have to admit I have missed out training sessions due to "oh i cant be bothered" negative attitude. I also normally around 3pm feel very sugglish which I am sure doesnt help.

Can someone please give me some advice on what can help me out here, and are there any types of food I can eat which will stop me from feeling so sluggish in the afternoon time?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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    rogerthedog
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    RE: Getting the Motivation 2004/02/25 15:15:13 (permalink)
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    Perhaps you need to look at your training routine and make it more exciting so that you want to go and do it.
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    JayavarmanVII
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    RE: Getting the Motivation 2004/02/25 15:26:04 (permalink)
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    Just keep reminding yourself why you're doing it. After a while you'll have to find the will power to stay out of the gym, trust me.

    Also, if you really feel drained by the time you finish work, it might be worth looking at your diet. In fact, why don't you post up routine and diet and we'll have a look.

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    RE: Getting the Motivation 2004/02/25 15:50:10 (permalink)
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    I sit on my butt too mate, extra strong coffee and a bangin CD on in the car on the way home always gets me keen.
    Try some cardio on your off days, sometimes the more i do (within reason) the less lethargic I feel. Plus this time of year is a bit of a de-motavator for me also...but its gettin better!
    Oh and welcome!
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    AUTIGER
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    RE: Getting the Motivation 2004/02/25 16:48:14 (permalink)
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    maybe wake up early and workout before work. i know it would be pretty early but some people can do that.
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    RE: Getting the Motivation 2004/02/25 17:24:15 (permalink)
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    listen to the rocky album on a personal player, that will motivate you and also think about what you are after at the end of the day. to look so fine that the laydees will swarm over you, lol
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    RE: Getting the Motivation 2004/02/25 17:38:33 (permalink)
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    Im in pretty decent shape as it is, (i dont have the body of a body builder) but then again that would be really stupid for me since im only 5 ft 4" tall lol!
    The annoying thing is that i live 5mins drive from the gym as well so its not as if i got a long way to drive to get to the gym which i know can be a de-motivator.

    The idea of going to the gym before work is a no no for me, due to the fact the place aint open that early in the morning lol:

    my typical diet for the day is something like this.

    Breakfast:
    Porridge with semi-skimmed milk and cup of tea or special k cereal instead of porridge.

    Mid-Morning:
    Apple or Banana (varies)

    Lunch:
    2 Sandwiches (4 slices of white bread) with sandwich filling sometimes tuna salad
    Sometimes bag of crisps

    Mid-Afternoon:
    Yoghurt or 2 crackers with cottage cheese

    After workout i have a banana, whey protein drink & 2 amino acids tablets

    Dinner:
    varies from pasta to spag boll to chicken with vegs

    Evening:
    Bowl of cereal cup of tea

    In case its important I drink a LOT of tea during the day but dont drink caffene after 4:30pm as I have read that its not good for you.

    The above diet is typical but can vary.

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    RE: Getting the Motivation 2004/02/25 19:16:53 (permalink)
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    you are no way eating enough calories to get bigger mate, get some whey inside of you on your in between meal snacks.
    do you find it easy to lose weight!!! with the above diet everyday you cant be putting any on.
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    RE: Getting the Motivation 2004/02/26 18:06:26 (permalink)
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    I dont find it easy to loose weight not do i find it hard if you know what i mean?
    So what your saying it have a whey protein drink when im eating my snack meals? The diet I stated above is by no means exact is does vary but only slightly, and also I have a few pints on a saturday night nothing excessive approx 5-6 pints of lager.

    What do you think I need to eat or change in my diet?

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