How the fuck do I find the motivation to lift

I just can't. I can't do it. I managed to get myself to start again a few weeks back and midway through the first I get overcome by the anxiety of failing and not achieving anything for another year again and put the weights down.
How the fuck do I do it? How do you?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You just go 3 to 5 days a week. Maybe lower your volume when you go since you're a beginner

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Motivation is only a temporary tool. Most of the time I have 0 motivation to lift. But when you get enough displace you don’t need motivation anymore, you can just do something. I think of motivation like a short fire that will run out. I don’t think it’s good to rely on motivation. Next time you’re feeling motivated use it as a jumpstart and come up with a productive routine and schedule to follow

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just realized, I meant to type discipline not displace

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ok, it's over for me then, I guess.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I don’t know, it sounds like maybe you’re a defeatist. If you can’t build the discipline or go to the gym now, then your next best option is to go to therapy and fix some issues so you can open yourself up to start doing things, and then start working out or whatever it is you want to achieve

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      this

      Personally, I can't fucking stand being a skeltan so I'm working on escaping that. I'm not resting until I meet that goal. That's given me 9 months of total consistency so far, and I don't see that failing anytime soon because I've built up the discipline along the way.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >another chapter of "teach me to not be a gay"

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Don't rely on motivation, at least not in the long term. Feeling tired after a shitty day at work? Sure throw on some cringey short video or some hype Playlist to feel the motivation.
    But the true change comes in embracing process and failure. At the start of this year, I went consistently for 3 months putting up new records, but I ultimately burned myself out trying to maintain motivation. I learned that I need to focus on consistency before I bring the full intensity. Maybe you need to as well.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Struggled with this too when I started out. Practical things that have worked for me

    Write down lifts and numbers after every workout. Make a tiny increase in weight each time

    Get a gym buddy to keep you accountable

    If you feel like shit and don't wanna go just go through the motions. Still better than sitting on your ass

    Get the rest of your life into as regular of a schedule as possible. Eat the same meals, go to bed at the same time, wake up at the same time

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You just gotta build the habit. Eventually your body adjusts and it becomes easy. Now I feel like shit and can't sleep if I don't work out

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    its fun anon

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    nga just go to the gym, if u want motivation
    >you look better
    >feel better
    >stronger
    >more ability
    >something you can talk to ppl about
    >a beneficial hobby
    theres like 0 downsides, if u need anything more, then i cant help u buddy, good luck tho
    >t. dyel

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Do you intend to fit the whole year into the work out? No. Just fit the one workout into the workout. If you're having a flare up of whatever, fit 3 sets of anything into that one work out. Take it day by day

    >But anon ofsiadjhjkfahskldfhaslkjdfhlakjfhewrlqiufrhknabv

    Then die like the useless, excess male that you are.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just take it one day at a time. Write down what you did, and try to do a little better next time. In a few weeks, you'll be amazed at how far you've come.

    Set backs and plateaus are not failures. The only failure is failing to try. Stand up tall, amd go do the work. Promise yourself you will commit for a month. Keep your promise.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just tell yourself
    >I will just do one set of bench press
    and you will be surprise that you would end up doing more.
    This shit has been working very well for me except for when I was really tired.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just take it one day at a time. Write down what you did, and try to do a little better next time. In a few weeks, you'll be amazed at how far you've come.

      Set backs and plateaus are not failures. The only failure is failing to try. Stand up tall, amd go do the work. Promise yourself you will commit for a month. Keep your promise.

      Do you intend to fit the whole year into the work out? No. Just fit the one workout into the workout. If you're having a flare up of whatever, fit 3 sets of anything into that one work out. Take it day by day

      >But anon ofsiadjhjkfahskldfhaslkjdfhlakjfhewrlqiufrhknabv

      Then die like the useless, excess male that you are.

      Don't rely on motivation, at least not in the long term. Feeling tired after a shitty day at work? Sure throw on some cringey short video or some hype Playlist to feel the motivation.
      But the true change comes in embracing process and failure. At the start of this year, I went consistently for 3 months putting up new records, but I ultimately burned myself out trying to maintain motivation. I learned that I need to focus on consistency before I bring the full intensity. Maybe you need to as well.

      Already tried this and it was the only thing keeping me going throughout my first year until I gave due to not seeing results. These things are old for me and won't work. I get absolutely overwhelmed on my first or second set with thoughts about another year of failure and start to hyperventilate.

      nga just go to the gym, if u want motivation
      >you look better
      >feel better
      >stronger
      >more ability
      >something you can talk to ppl about
      >a beneficial hobby
      theres like 0 downsides, if u need anything more, then i cant help u buddy, good luck tho
      >t. dyel

      If you have something to show for it, then yeah. I don't.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How do you?
    I was curious and looked forward to see my progress. Even if it was slow, I wouldn't know anyways. The consistency is something you build by going every day. There is no motivation. Even now, after a couple of years, I love lifting but we are in mid summer and there is 40°C over here. It's fucking hot, I don't WANT to go to the gym. I just do it.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fo or don't we don't care if you lift. Less people to take up the gym for us, less competition for us.

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How the fuck do I find the motivation to lift
    Wow, you must be a real winner if you can't even motivate yourself to lift weights. What's next, giving up on brushing your teeth? Get your act together and stop being such a lazy piece of shit.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thread theme:

    Man up gay.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    > anxious about something
    > the anxiety makes that thing happen

    I cannot understand people with anxiety. How are you brains so fundamentally shit? Are you unable to use rational thought? It's almost as bad as the religious.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    look in the mirror. or go out and be around attractive people.

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You will 100% regret NOT going to the gym, but you will NEVER regret going.

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