Does working out everyday drain your motivation

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  1. mr. daydream profile image58
    mr. daydreamposted 9 years ago

    Why do some people have such a hard time staying motivated to workout everyday?

    1. Cagsil profile image78
      Cagsilposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Does working out everyday drain your motivation?

      It would depend on what you based your motivation on.

      If you based your motivation to compete on a National level or a Global level, then working out should be on a 5-workout plan.

      If you based your motivation to just get health and want to do something for your body, then working out should be on a 3-workout plan.

      Anything more than that, and drain my body of resources it uses to help you heal. There needs to be consistency and repetition. smile

    2. goldenpath profile image67
      goldenpathposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      That's where chocolate comes in.  It puts the motive in motivation!
      http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-angelic009.gif

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    cosetteposted 9 years ago

    working out every day is what motivates you to work out every day. it is only when we don't work out every day that we don't work out every day.

    1. uliveulearn profile image67
      uliveulearnposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      So true cosette, I think when we stop working out we forget how much better we feel when we do.  Maybe we would be more motivated if we didn't use the word "work".

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    cosetteposted 9 years ago

    oOo, good thought. work sounds like work all right wink

    the best way to get motivated, i have found, is to put music in my ears.

  4. mr. daydream profile image58
    mr. daydreamposted 9 years ago

    Working out with weights and barbells takes the most motivation of most (is not all) forms of exercise I think. But you do feel good after the workout. Sometimes being in a crowded space, or an overheated room will drain your motivation too. And if you're always on the go and don't get a chance to workout for let's say a couple of weeks at a time, it's hard maintaining a high level of motivation sometimes. Sometimes it's good to have a buddy to workout with (if possible). This might hold your interest as you will now have someone to workout and compete with. But if you don't have anyone to workout with, you just gotta put your best foot forward and go at it alone. And anyone who has worked out for a while knows exactly what I'm talking about. Thanks for your responses ladies!

    1. mr. daydream profile image58
      mr. daydreamposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Also, no one should try to work out seven days a week. If you're still drained from the day prior give yourself a day or two to relax your muscles a bit, then get right back to it so you won't burn yourself out.

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    StormRyderposted 9 years ago

    I get up and run 5-6 miles everyday and do some yoga, weight training or bust my a$$ to some workout dvd 4-5 times a week..It's become like an addiction really, if I get up and not do these things I just don't feel good the rest of the day. There are day I don't want to do it but after I'm done I feel soooo good. I think it's good physically as well as mentally.

  6. tobey100 profile image60
    tobey100posted 9 years ago

    My son Christian is a Sports Medicine specialists and will receive his doctorate this year.  According to those who know quite a bit more than I, the general consensus is that working out everyday is a definite no no.  At the most, every other day is preferred.

    1. mr. daydream profile image58
      mr. daydreamposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank You, sir. It's good if you have enough energy and to workout everyday, but you shouldn't just obsessively push yourself to the limit if your body is telling you no.

  7. optimus grimlock profile image59
    optimus grimlockposted 9 years ago

    Working out everyday just drains your energy and catches up 2 you eventually. This is why you do 2 on 1 off or 5 on 2 off, as long as it works for you!

  8. sportyfunster profile image70
    sportyfunsterposted 9 years ago

    I workout 6x a week and take Sundays off have been doing this almost for 10 years in a row. I usually take maybe 3-4 weeks off during each year to recover and when I am not working out, it motivates me to get back to the gym to workout harder again.

    If I feel drained for that day or don't feel motivated, I don't skip the workout as I either use lighter weight or do easier exercises or do a lower intensity workout.

  9. mrpopo profile image73
    mrpopoposted 9 years ago

    Working out just to get the good body is draining and no fun. I think it becomes easier if you work out as a supplement to an activity, like sports. You find a goal that you need to reach in a fun, competitive activity, and it drives you. As a bonus, you'll be fit.

  10. torimari profile image69
    torimariposted 9 years ago

    Working out everday, as hard as it is at first, really makes me want to work out.

    Right now, though I have lots to do, I'm thinking of going to the gym as I didn't get a chance to today. I'm feeling guilty and just love the feeling of when I am done running that 45-60 minutes.

    It really is one of the best routines one can break into!smile

 
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