What motivates you to be "in shape"?

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  1. YourMomOnRyeBun

    YourMomOnRyeBun New Member

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    My aspirations of becoming a professional athelete have long past...
    I'm married, so I'm no longer "playing the field"...

    I understand the desire to be fit for general health purposes, but what do you guys (who are a little older, like myself), use to push yourself? What motivates you? Not the people who just want to stay healthy, but the people who actually maintain a "cut" physique? When you need to push out one more rep? Or wake up on the cold morning to work out? Or push when you are tired?

    When I was still playing sports, it was easy.
    "I want to make the team"
    "I want to start"
    "When I quit working, my opponent keeps working"
    Those kind of thoughts always got me by...

    Now I just don't have the drive.

    So...what keeps you going?
     
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    I'm extremely vain and shallow :o
     
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    reminisce OT Supporter

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    it gets me high
     
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    the possibility of having bi orgies with big black bodybuilders in california
     
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    Blade Time to swolercize

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    1-I'm shallow
    2-I dont have any other hobbies
    I think the second one is 99% of the reason. I don't do anything else other than work and drink sometimes on saturdays.(During the weekdays I should say)
     
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    I'm not weak minded.
     
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    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    being a cut above everyone else.
     
  10. Bacchus

    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    pushing myself to limits that I never could reach.
     
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    gives me something to do and its fun trying to break PR's and what not.
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    to be all i can be
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    also the showers and lockerooms at the gym
     
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    I want to play spin the bottle after I win a contest with bunch of dimes, like the ones RaZor be fucking
     
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    1. vanity
    2. want to be able to keep up with my kids as they get older
    3. being heavy doesnt help me surf
    having your kids think you're the strongest dad in the world is awesome. i'd like to keep it that way.
     
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    Bodhi My crotch is red .. my lambos blue .. and ill be g

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    i do it because when i get a good pump it feels like im cumming

    i do it for the chicks who only want a guy because of his situation and his pecs .. to me .. thats all they're worth .. cause im italian
     
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    narcissism
     
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    How old are you?
    Part of it for me is actually my age. I can't take it for granted anymore that I'll be able to do what I can right now even in 10 years.
     
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    Bacchus Skinny Guy

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    this PT at my gym uses a good analogy. something to the effect of it being like a bank. the more you put in now, the more you'll have to benefit from later.
     
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    I want to be on the jersey shore :cool:
     
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    The fact that everyone always said I wouldn't and couldn't do it.
    Getting teased when I was younger.
    Vanity, narcissism, and shallowness.
    The desire to be the biggest, leanest, and smartest guy in my group of friends.
    My own personal health.
     
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    I want to have a situation.
     
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    i didnt want to be scrawny anymore

    now i just enjoy getting stronger and bigger out of love for lifting. and eating.
     
  24. Mountain Dude

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    Just want to get bigger, I've always been pretty small. Plus, when I'm not working out I'm less motivated to eat healthy foods, and that really negatively impacts my health. If I stopped eating healthy foods I'd get small again.
     
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