motivation for a fattie

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  1. Gek

    Gek Go for broke

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    hey i've been lurking around the FN forum for like the past week, also i've been thinking about joining a gym, (got a 14 day free trial right now)

    about 2 years ago i was in "ok" shape , still kinda big but at least i had muscle to back it up.

    fast forward 2 years , lots of bbq's, fast foods, soda and video games later i've feel like i've lost all my muscle and gained more weight

    i'm 5'9 and 240 lbs, and after hitting the gym 3 days ago i'm still sore as fuck, (fucking rows got me good) also working out solo is something i haven't done before, and only benching weaksauce weights is a downer for me, imagine a stocky chubby dude struggling, putting up 100-130 lbs on the bench...

    so I'm wondering what it is that motivates you guys to keep going, as i've already skipped out on the past 2 days and made excuses to myself to not go lift,
     
  2. Anabolic Pop-Tarts

    Anabolic Pop-Tarts New Member

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    Spite. Anger. Rage at other people who think I will fail. Resentment over being raised on shitty junk food my whole life. Hatred of every motherfucker who has ever done anything bad or shitty to me. I keep of mental list and tick through it when I need motivation.

    Every day is a proxy on your manhood and you get to decide whether you will be a loser or a winner.

    But that's just me. Everyone is motivated by different things. :dunno:
     
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    first off, remember that your first week back in the gym are going the hardest. you're muscles arent used to the strenuous activity, and they are going to be incredibly sore the first time you lift with them...especially if you are going hard.

    i also started lifting recently, and i am by far the skinniest and weakest guy in the gym. i was 6'0 124lbs when i started lifting. I was maxing out with 25lb plates on the smith machine for my bench press. sure i was pretty self-conscious about people looking at me, but i just kept telling myself that i had to start somewhere, just like every other person lifting weights in the gym.

    what really matters is that you are giving 100%, no matter what your 100% is. i think you will realize that 99% of the people you will meet in the gym will be supportive of your goals, and won't be gawking or sneering at you. if you do happen to come across the 1% of people who will snicker at you or give you shit for lifting light, just find a way to use it as extra-motivation to push yourself harder and get 1 more rep.
     
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    Anabolic Pop-Tarts New Member

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    Yeah, fuck them. Fuck what anyone else thinks. If you're worried about what other people will think of you or say about you when you're in there trying to bust your ass and better yourself, quit now. They can all go to hell. Hang in there!
     
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    I've found that for the first few weeks, you pretty much just have to force yourself to go to the gym and lift. You're going to be sore for many of these days as your body adjusts to the change and you figure out how much you should be lifting for each exercise. You'll have uncomfortable moments, from benching way less than you "should" like you said, to doing some exercise with the wrong form until you see someone else doing it the right way and adjust.

    But trust me, if you can stay faithful to your routine (and EAT RIGHT!), it will begin to show quickly, and after a while your body will learn to like and even need the gym. It just gets better and better, but you have to just push yourself for those first few weeks. Don't give up like 90% of this country, everyone started where you are (and some much, much worse) and you CAN do it. Good luck!
     
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    If your not weighing yourself often measure your stomach and your arms. As soon as you see the numbers going down you'll feel better. You'll work harder to see them get even lower.
     
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  8. jDMJeRk

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    I got tired of being fat. I got tired of being the rest of America: over weight fat asses.

    You have to understand that you can't just go out there and hit the weights hard. "weaksauce weights" is how you start... in fact, you can see gains with lighter weight if you do the routine correctly.

    You've got a lot of learning to do and reading. But for starters, measure yourself, take pictures, and you'll see the gains and the hit your pocket book takes when you need new clothes. Things like that help me out.

    8-22-08 was when I got a gym membership. I didnt go all out right way with the meal plans but as time took its course, I was learning more and started doing things based off my findings.

    Almost after a year: I'm 160lbs 9.3% body fat and 23% body mass... When I started I was 190lbs 22% body fat (not sure what the mass was). Just typing that makes me want to hit the gym.

    Good luck!

    oh and btw, my max on benchpress is maybe 100-110lbs... When I started I was at about 75lbs. Keep in mind I do have an injured arm which is limiting my gains but you'd be surprised what most can actually bench... Worry about yourself at the gym, not your surroundings unless you see a hot ass bitch that helps you get the weight up :mamoru:
     
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    Motivation for me:

    I was hanging out downtown on friday night just chilling with my guy friends. Over the course of a few hours I had 3 different good looking girls (on totally different occasions) stop me in mid conversation and say either, "you are absolutely beautiful" or "I like your body"...etc etc. Believe it or not but you can get to a point where women actually approach you. :bowdown:

    I'm a bro lifter, I lift for poon...and it works.
     
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    Yes, and that feels awesome!
     
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    good shit
     
  12. Gek

    Gek Go for broke

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    thanks for all the info and advice, just from reading your guy's post makes me want to go out and get fit, tomorrow i'm going to measure/weigh/take pics.

    I'm not really a "rage" type of person so I don't think I can use that tactic, but the promise of pussy and being fit sounds good to me.

    Right now I'm anxious to compare the picture i'm going to take tomorrow with a picture say 2-3 months from now.
     
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    just wait for it, the rage will come along when you're bigger
     
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    A lot of people don't get great results until they are so fed up and unhappy with the way they look or feel, that they say enough is enough and hate what they are or who they have become enough to make a drastic, meaningful and lasting change. All the motivation you need is inside of you, but you have to figure out what turns it on. Some people are motivated by the positive goal of success and achieving something good. Personally, I'm motivated more by hatred of losing and fear of failing. I'm so scared to death of losing that it motivates me.
     
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    You need motivation? Look in the fucking mirror. :ugh:
     
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    I was trying to be diplomatic, but this. :bigthumb:
     
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    Determination, will power, discipline. When you don't feel like going to the gym, just think of all the people on this planet that would kill to be able to go to the gym but can't because they are missing limbs or laid up in the hospital. They would do anything to just be able to do 1 session of cardio. So, put your fucking twinkie and game controller down and get your fat ass to the gym and be HAPPY that you are able to.
     
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    See also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flRvsO8m_KI
     
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    I am at the point if I don't go to the gym for 2 or 3 days I feel like shit and feel like I need to go. Just over the weekend got a bunch of compliments on my tris, I think compliments are motivation and really make you want to work your ass off to keep getting them. Last thing, it is nice to work towards it and get a result that is noticeable and tangible.
     
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    make bets and tell all your friends that you're gonna have a 6-pack in about a year.
    keep telling others (and more importantly yourself) your goals. the 6-pack isn't what's important, it's that leannes level you're chasing, which means you've lost the fat you wanted out.

    take pictures often (1-2x a month) and actually seeing dramatic results in the first couple months will hopefully fuel you. that with the scorners amongst your friends should set you afire. worked for me, dropped from 225 to 168 in 5 months. i've been floating in the 170's ever since, getting slowly stronger and leaner.
     
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    Do it for stability. Beginning a routine, sticking to it, and seeing results builds character, and will help you develop long term goals, seeing them through... as well as patience and character.


    Oh. And pussy. Loads of it. Fucking loads.
     
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    girls slobbing all over your knob at the drop of a hat.
     
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    by getting fat, I managed to spend my first few years in college getting ZERO attention from women. even less than when I was skinnyfat in high school. on top of that, I looked harmless, got winded going up stairs, and generally hated looking in the mirror. I hit a breaking point and got pretty sick of my lifestyle.

    on days I think about not going, I think about that. plus there's the post-workout high, watching your body change, and the increasing number of complements you get from people. it's at a point where I actually feel wrong if I miss a day.
     
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    This is all I needed to push myself into overdrive. 300 to 155

    :bowdown:

    Now I feel great. Just need to pack on some muscle. I stand at 185lbs as of now. 6'0.
     
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