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Would walking get in the way of a workout?

A friend of mine started walking about an hour a day earlier this year, and now, 6 months later, says he has lost the enthusiasm to start his other anaerobic workouts. [more inside]
posted by circular on Sep 3, 2014 - 13 answers

Dressing for the badass exerciser you want to be

I’ve noticed that wearing workout clothing/gear that makes me feel good, tough, and strong, can actually give me a little extra mental confidence to make me better, tougher, and stronger in my workouts. What kinds of workout clothing and accessories make you feel badass? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Aug 27, 2014 - 19 answers

Gamify my exercise experience! Difficulty level: stationary bike

So I have achilles tendinopathy as well as problems with my knees and feet which means (long story short) I need non-weight-bearing exercise. I have a recumbent stationary bike which is great for developing strength in knees, is easy on the poor achilles and is generally a good idea. Problem: I loathe doing it because it bores me senseless. Solution, I hope, is to gamify it. [more inside]
posted by Athanassiel on Aug 27, 2014 - 21 answers

3 motivational tools to help me rock 2014

I want an app, a visual reminder & a sound track. 2014 is going to be my best year yet, and I need some tools to make it work. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Dec 26, 2013 - 8 answers

Motivation to exercise when there are no goals, or they are vague?

I have read in numerous places that exercise can sometimes help with mood and concentration. My only exercise goal is to help alleviate these possible issues, but I couldn't keep any motivation and stopped after only a few weeks. Specific considerations: [more inside]
posted by polywomp on Nov 26, 2013 - 38 answers

How do I get myself to love running and physical activity?

I've been on a bit of a health kick lately--excercising, moving around, and trying to really improve the life I've been leading. I've also begun to run as well and even though I know it is good for him, I always balk, delay, or procrastinate when I know I should do it. After exercising I feel great. Awesome. Amazing. However, it is the initial thought of getting out there, that effort, that strain that prevents me from breaking inertia and actually getting out there. [more inside]
posted by RapcityinBlue on Oct 1, 2013 - 34 answers

A mysterious alien from a distant solar system wants to PUMP YOU UP

The only thing that gets me to the gym is watching science fiction movies on my iPhone. Can you recommend some more based on the criteria inside? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jun 5, 2013 - 23 answers

Help Us Get Our Butts Moving!

My husband and I have made a pact to get in shape. It hasn't happened that often even though we both want to! What are some goals that have helped you (and a workout buddy) actually get out there? [more inside]
posted by Crystalinne on Apr 14, 2013 - 33 answers

How to improve health without focusing on weight?

I think I'm finally done with dieting and obsessing about the scale. But I do want to develop healthier habits, and I am very goal-oriented. What are good ways to do that without obsessing over the scale? [more inside]
posted by the essence of class and fanciness on Apr 12, 2012 - 46 answers

What are some productive ways of getting exercise that I can do fairly often?

What are some productive ways of getting exercise that I can do fairly often? I'm thinking things like shoveling snow, chopping wood, scrubbing floors, etc. Difficulty: I live in a hundred square foot basement suite. [more inside]
posted by daelin on Jan 14, 2012 - 18 answers

Is exercise really worth it?

I really dislike exercising and I'm finding it increasingly difficult to motivate myself. After reading this comment I realized part of the problem is I'm ambivalent because I'm not really convinced exercise does much for me. Help me convince myself otherwise. [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Dec 11, 2011 - 76 answers

Where did my motivation go?

What happened to my motivation and discipline with exercise that I had so proudly acquired and maintained for 5 months?!! [more inside]
posted by daydreamer on Nov 22, 2011 - 13 answers

stickK - did it work for you?

Does anyone use stickK? Has it worked for you? Any tips for making it work for me? I really need to start exercising regularly but I just can't get motivated to do it lately, so I thought stickK might help. I'm interested in hearing from people who have used it for anything, though.
posted by trillian on Oct 9, 2011 - 9 answers

Need a reason to put on the running shorts.

Need help setting and measuring new fitness goals, but don't want to train for a marathon or similar long race. Any other ideas? [more inside]
posted by the foreground on May 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Give me fitness motivators!

About a month ago, I ran across this online image gallery intended to motivate the gallery's owner to stick to his/her fitness routine. I'd like more images like these, please! [more inside]
posted by gakiko on May 13, 2011 - 7 answers

Words to Motivate!

I am starting a serious workout program and would love to read positive motivational quotes to keep me pumped for this new journey...any ideas where I could find online? [more inside]
posted by matthelm on Jan 19, 2011 - 11 answers

I don't like to move it (move it)!

I'm about 25 lbs heavier than I'd like to be, and need information and motivation to help me get started eating better and moving more. I've previously lost a considerable amount of weight (growing up I had weight issues, and topped out at around 210. I'm a 5'6" female, and currently weigh 165) but that was mainly through very controlled eating, and while I was a smoker. I've quit smoking and now live with my boyfriend, which has led to me loosening up on my eating. In some ways that has been good, but has also led to weight gain. [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Jan 3, 2011 - 23 answers

Prioritizing self-improvement

OK, so I have a bunch of stuff I need to work on. I’m about to turn 40 and I’m flush with motivation. Tackle everything at once or pick my battles? [more inside]
posted by libraryhead on Aug 16, 2010 - 26 answers

Getting in shape without a gym.

I want to loose the fat tire around my belly but I'm having a few problems with: motivation, timing, diet, exercise plan, and a lack of a gym. I need a some serious self-motivation advice, and some tips on how to workout without a gym. Help a guy in his 20s get where he needs to be! [more inside]
posted by Political Funny Man on Aug 12, 2010 - 30 answers

A punch for running two miles!

My wife wants my help motivating her to take up running again and wants to use a punch card. Help me thing of rewards! [more inside]
posted by Octoparrot on Jul 21, 2010 - 13 answers

Workout music has been covered aplenty on this site. But what about inspiring music videos to workout to?

So when working out on a cross-trainer like this I usually watch some of my favorite TV shows on my Ipod Touch. Yeah, I know, gotta update to a bigger better stronger device soon ;-) To get me pumped up a little more or to make it through the last gruelling climb, I regularly switch to music videos. And now I wanted to query the hive mind for some fresh suggestions. For more see some examples below. [more inside]
posted by waldlaeufer on Apr 4, 2010 - 3 answers

How can I stay on this diet?

How can I stay motivated on a very long term diet/exercise/weight loss routine, and eventually convert it to lifetime maintenance? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Dec 9, 2008 - 21 answers

How do I transform my short term spurts of motivation/adrenaline into constant motivation?

How do I transform my short term spurts of motivation/adrenaline into constant motivation? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Aug 26, 2008 - 12 answers

Help get me off my fat ass

The thought of going to the gym makes me cry. [more inside]
posted by Evangeline on Nov 10, 2007 - 39 answers

Too lazy to think of title...

How do I make myself LOVE (that's right, all capitals) exercise? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2006 - 26 answers

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