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  • Can't fnd my motivation. :(

    before having my 8month old son I was going to the gym about 6 times a week for 2hrs a pop. I had to stop going to the gym and ate a horrible diet for my pregnancy (I was on mod bedrest for some bleeding)

    Anyway now I just can't get back into exercising. I had recently started doing Chalean Extreme and even in like 2 weeks started seeing results. But I stopped doing it and just can't get motivated again. I can't afford the gym and don't have time (but have weights etc at home) . I walk atleast 10000 steps a day, don't own a car and have to take a subway to and from work, and usually go walking on my lunch break. I want to get back into lifting weights and stuff but just can't motivate myself. . Any good tips?

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    You have a toddler and no car. Hi Mrs. Grok. You are getting exercise the way our female ancestors have for the past 3 million or so years. Get what rest you can with an 8 month old.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Hedonist View Post
      You have a toddler and no car. Hi Mrs. Grok. You are getting exercise the way our female ancestors have for the past 3 million or so years. Get what rest you can with an 8 month old.
      +1 Chronic cardio is not Primal & not good for you!

      When you are ready, try the PB Fitness workout (free pdf at the top of the Fitness Forum.) I do bodyweight exercises for 30 min once a week, dance once a week and walk 7-10 hours a week. Super fit now and plenty of energy.
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      • #4
        Google simplefit and do a day of hill sprints. All very quick workouts.

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        • #5
          My wife had a similar problem after having our kids, though it was with running instead of lifting weights. We were actually talking about it last night and she said the best way to motivate herself was to set a definite goal. For example, this year she wanted to run in the Disney Princess Half Marathon and the Mackinac Bridge run. She was able to complete both of them this year (obviously training for the half marathon took awhile). On a side note, she was one of 400 selected to run the bridge out of thousands of entries... pretty neat.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Kerry Ann View Post
            Anyway now I just can't get back into exercising. I had recently started doing Chalean Extreme and even in like 2 weeks started seeing results. But I stopped doing it and just can't get motivated again.
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            • #7
              Google Crossfit and do their workout of the day (WOD). It's posted on their blog and for the most part can be done with little or no equiptment. As with all exercises they can be modified to fit what your level of ability is and what you have available to use.

              Outside of that there is primal fitness ebook on here that has plenty of available workouts.. All very "Grok-like" and able to be accomplished while you're baby is napping.

              Good luck! Oh and I agree with Hedonist.. Get what rest you can with an 8 month old.. Fuel your body Primally and you will do fine!

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              • #8
                Check out this blog: The Daily Fitness Solution Blog or bodyrock.tv for minimal equipment workouts.

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                • #9
                  thanks everyone!

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