Wow, so much awesome advice in this thread, I am really happy that you guys put in the time and effort to help me out. It's far more than I expected.
No, I never feel like quitting.
I think in the end, you have to like working out, not just the results.
Even if I made little to no gains in the future (unlikely), I'll still be going because it feels good and is good for you.
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I think youre goal might be what's throwing you off. You want to gain strength and lose weight. Unfortunately, it's hard to gain strength while in a caloric deficit. I would pick one, forget about the other and work on it for 4-6 months. Then switch to the other goal.
It's something I do because I WANT IT. And I will continue doing it even if I never set another PR in my life.
Lots of people think they want something, until they realize how difficult it is to achieve.
So the real question is, "Do you want it?"
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If by "it" you mean more pictures/videos of Jodi.... then yes.
Also, i'm going to shut-up and jump head first off this plateau and land in PR lake.
Last edited by ViciousBish; 12-13-2006 at 01:28 PM.
Best motivation that works for quite a lot of people.
having a partner to workout with.
I cant wait for me and my fiance to start working out togethor. That will keep us so damn motivated!
Im sure you have friends who workout. If not get them interested.
And aside from that. Ask yourself.
- Why are you doing this?
- Why the hell do you put your body through so much ****?
- Why do you want to have bigger numbers?
- Is this really what you want?
Youve just gotta look inside and see what you truley want. Sometimes we forget why we are doing something because we do it so often. Thats why its awesome to keep a journal. Keep going back to previous weeks to see how you've improved. Give yourself small targets (no matter how small). You might want to just have a target of a 5lb increase on every lift in one month. Its not much but its progress.
It makes you feel like your still achieving and not loosing sight of your goals.
As i've said before im no pyschologist or pschiatrist im just giving advice based on personal experience.
NOW GO LIFT!
Last edited by Goodwinm; 12-14-2006 at 07:11 PM.
Squat: 150kg (330lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
Deadlift: 180kg x 3 (396lbs) Raw - 14.12.13
Bench: 110kg (242lbs) Raw - 29.01.14
Barbell Military Press: 85kg (187lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
Barbell Push Press: 100kg (220lbs) Raw- 31.01.14
Everyone gets a little apprehensive now and then. Breathe slowly, put it all in perspective and push it to the limit.