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is hiring a personal trainer the only surefire motivator out there? has anyone found anything that works as well?

Wed. Sep 5, 3:27pm

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Trainers, workout buddies, family support can all help, but it really comes down to you. You want it, so you must be the main motivator. This applies even for strength training. If you are unfamiliar with machines, you should get expert advice on how to them, but for long term maintance, unless you are going for fitness magazine bodies, you can build as much muscle and strength doing outdoor activities and simple strength training yourself.

It helps to find a workout that you enjoy. Initially try a lot of different activities, especially ones you think you would never do =) and give each activities at least 2-3 trys before you say no. If you do want to rely on a trainer, find one that you are comfortable with and trust.

You want something that is sustainable even with our busy workdays, so be realistic with the training regime and hopefully you will have fun doing it too!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007, 3:58 PM

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I got a good ellipitical machine for my home. It's in front of my TV downstairs with my DVR box. I record all my favorite TV shows and only allow myself to watch them while I'm on my elliptical. I get in 45 min a day and don't miss the time at all.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007, 7:05 PM

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Im very much the same - I set DVD infront of stationary bike and do a workout while watching a movie - time flies!!

Thursday, September 06, 2007, 2:17 AM

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You could set yourself a goal and once you reached this, reward yourself with a treat. For me it's when I've lost a certain amount of weight I'm going to go clothes shopping and treat myself to some new stuff. It could be anything though, clothes, dvds, cds....I find not buying any clothing until I've reached my goal a good motivator as I love clothing and fashion.

Thursday, September 06, 2007, 4:22 AM

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a step

tv helps for me too. i put a step in front of the tv -( like a reebok step for step aerobics class) and I put on a dvd and step for an allotted time. its fun because i dont have to worry about following a routine, I just do my favorite moves from class for as long as i want and break a sweat and get a good cardio workout.

Thursday, September 06, 2007, 10:05 AM

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