Go Back   The Beauty Bottle > The Beauty Bottle Beauty Discussion Board > Movin' It
FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools
Old July 6th, 2008, 11:16 PM   #1
Natural Beauty
CaityBear's Avatar
Join Date: April 2008
Age: 27
Posts: 50
Default What is your motivation to work out?

So, I used to love working out and it was easy to do, but now I'm going through a stage where I don't want to work out. Then again I'm also starting to get into my other hobbies again.

Anyways, what is YOUR motivation to workout every day or however often you work out?
CaityBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 7th, 2008, 06:11 AM   #2
Enticing Beauty
curls2grow's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Age: 54
Posts: 298

I recently (in last 1-2 months) started re-committing to my treadmill. My motivation came when I noticed changes in my rear view that I didn't like. Also, loading a bunch of great songs onto my iPod that I have on many CDs really helps me. Truly, if it wasn't for my little Shuffle, I probably would not look forward to the treadmill time because messing with the old Discman was a hassle.

I used to do just 30 minutes 3 days a week. For me, that was not enough to make a difference physically or mentally, and it didn't get me hooked. I pushed myself a little to get to 60 minutes, 5 times per week. I end up walking about 3 miles each time using interval programs to keep it interesting. I know it sounds sort of strange, but I am more motivated to keep my exercise dates since bumping up to 60 minutes even though it's more of a time commitment -- I unwind much better with the longer time; knowing that no matter how bad my day was that I have that 60 minutes set aside for me just helps me cope much better.
curls2grow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 7th, 2008, 08:53 AM   #3
Divine Beauty
kimberlily's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: canuckland
Age: 44
Posts: 1,288

What is my motivation? I have a few.

1. I'm a stay at home mom with a 6 year old and an almost 3 year old. The little one isn't in preschool, so the childcare at the gym gives me an hour of kid-free time any time I want to go.

2. I'm less angry when I work out, since I can focus on my body and let everything else go.

3. I put on muscle pretty easily, and I love how my body feels when I work out. I feel strong, confident, and pretty.

4. I want to get rid of the baby belly. Really, it has to go.
kimberlily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 9th, 2008, 12:57 PM   #4
Wind Dragon
Radiant Beauty
Wind Dragon's Avatar
Join Date: June 2006
Age: 55
Posts: 220

<-- eyes the elliptical again and considers possible motivations. Wonders why the many that should be keeping her on it somehow do not. Considers the strong possibility that she's just terminally lazy.

Sorry, no help now. Check back later?
Wind Dragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 13th, 2008, 01:39 PM   #5
Untouched Beauty
yogachic's Avatar
Join Date: January 2008
Age: 41
Posts: 14

I hope my new motivation will be Kettlenetics. It looks sort of fun.
I hope to order it within a couple months.
yogachic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 3rd, 2008, 07:52 AM   #6
Raw Beauty
Join Date: June 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 40

My answer to this one is pretty simple: When I don't exercise for a while, I find myself getting really depressed and unpleasant. I feel a lot better after a good run or swim.
rossjen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 3rd, 2008, 09:04 AM   #7
Luxe Beauty
Raederle's Avatar
Join Date: March 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 479

I'm at the age where mere existing no longer means being fairly fit. I recently had a back injury, and have been seeing a physical therapist to help sort things out. Had I been practicing better body mechanics, the injury would never have occurred.

I'm not a gym joiner, but have an exercise bike at home, along with the big exercise ball. They both are helping get me into better condition. The exercise is now a habit, and I really miss it when something interferes with the program.
[INDENT][INDENT][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=3][COLOR=RoyalBlue]The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without. [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[/INDENT][INDENT][FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=3][COLOR=RoyalBlue] Dwight D. Eisenhower[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/INDENT][/INDENT]
Raederle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 5th, 2008, 05:07 PM   #8
Raw Beauty
funnybunny668's Avatar
Join Date: September 2007
Location: Oklahoma
Age: 51
Posts: 47

I go walking at least 5 nights a week. My motivation is that my doctor told me I had to change my eating habits and lose weight after ending up in the emergency room with my acid reflux. I have no choice, really!
funnybunny668 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 15th, 2008, 02:43 PM   #9
feisty redhead
Alluring Beauty
feisty redhead's Avatar
Join Date: February 2008
Location: Just south of nowhere
Posts: 194

My motivation is that after a good workout I just plain feel great; physically, emotionally and mentally. And... it's awesome to go shopping for new clothes when previously worn (possibly snug) sizes are too big.
[LEFT]Lady Arani of the Burning Tresses
in the Order of the Long Haired Knights
feisty redhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 16th, 2010, 10:26 AM   #10
Untouched Beauty
LoversLullaby's Avatar
Join Date: April 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Age: 24
Posts: 8

My motivation to work out isn't losing weight, it's to keep my body healthy. If I lost any more weight my doctor would have a fit (I'm a recovering bulimic) so I do small amounts of exercise, enough to keep my body happy and healthy and give me more energy, but not too much where I lose weight from it.
[CENTER][SIZE=4][I][FONT=Book Antiqua]~Brittney. <3 :grinhappy:[/FONT][/I][/SIZE]
LoversLullaby is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dental work & hair loss Kirin Hair Care & Styling 2 March 4th, 2008 01:18 PM
Help! Which of these conditioners can work for the "cleansing" step of CO? chloeishere Hair Care & Styling 13 March 2nd, 2008 05:55 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:10 AM.

Powered by vBulletin.
© 2015 The Beauty Bottle, LLC