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    I'm pretty new to the whole PB thing. I love it so far, but I still can't get myself to consistently work out. I am in pretty decent shape (having been a swimmer my whole life), but I have definitely put on some pounds in the past couple of years. My problem seems to be that I just don't enjoy any workouts I know. I get home from work and do not want to do anything just about every day. Any suggestions? I think I may just need some discipline/structure, but programs like CrossFit are too damn expensive. Perhaps the endless flow of energy has not yet kicked in?

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    I am stuck in that same rut. Long work hours, bloody hot as hell outside, boredom with workout options... just no motivation lately. I am definitely not disciplined enough to really work out at home, and it's just not friendly outside. What I wouldn't give for a gym membership.

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    It's a catch 22. (at least for me) If I don't work out, I don't feel like working out, so I don't work out. Dig? I recently started Crossfit (yes, not cheap) and am finding out that the more I move and exercise, the more I want to move so it's worth it to me to have some structure (and variety).

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    The basic Primal Blueprint exercise program is designed to let you blow through it quickly. You will see people in MDA doing balls to the wall exercise like CrossFit but you don't have to. Get it out of the way so you can play.

    Go for a refreshing swim several days a week. Add eight 30 second hard sprints to the swim once or twice a week.
    Blast through a quick body weight session a couple times a week.
    Avoid being sedentary. Look for ways to be active.
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    Find something you enjoy... biking, hiking, rock climbing, swimming, yoga, strongman training, soccer, etc.

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    If you don't feel like it after work, maybe do it before work or even on your lunch break if possible. Or maybe make it a stop on your way home from work. I know when I get home at the end of the day, I also don't want to do anything, so I go to the gym after work, before I get home. It'll be hard to start, but once it becomes a habit, it will require minimal effort to get into the gym. Heck, you might even start to like it!

    A short and intense 20-30 minutes of weight training session a few times a week will do wonders.

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    great, thanks guys

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    You know that feeling when you haven't showered in a few days for whatever reason and you just can't wait to get a good shower in? that's how I feel if i don't work out for more than a few days. So yeah I can't relate. However, I can relate to not wanting to do something you don't enjoy, the thing is finding something you enjoy and making that your workout.

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    Somebody once told me that for the first week, it didn't matter if I worked out or not as long as I got changed into my workout gear, got my towel ready and warmed up. I didn't have to do the workout, but once you get in the habit of doing the rest of the things that go along with working out, then the actual working out is easy to do.

    I also think it helps to have somebody else to work out with, or at least who knows you want to work out. Shame and peer pressure are pretty good motivators.
    Last edited by Doddibot; 07-21-2011 at 03:20 PM.
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